Rama Navami


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Rama Navami is a Hindu holiday that is celebrated at the end of March. This year it’s on March 30, 2023. This holiday is one of the major religious holidays for the Hindus.

On Rama Navami, people celebrate the birthday of Rama, one of the many Indian gods. Rama is the god of protection. People normally have a puja, vrata, and a feast.

But what is that? A puja is a worship that involves light, flowers, and food to the gods and say a prayer from Hindu Holy books. The simplest definition of a vrata is a fast. People who celebrate Rama Navami in India normally hold a fast, take a dip in the holy water, and go to the temple to pray to god. This holiday is celebrated to show respect to the birth of the god (Lord Rama) to King Dasharatha, who had 3 queens named Kaushalya, Sumitra, and Kaikeyi. Lord Rama is known to be the 7th avatar of Lord Vishnu.

Every year, around March and April, Hindus around the world celebrate Rama Navami in their homes or/and temples. Rama Navami was first celebrated in 5114 BC and still continues on!