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Ram Navami Festival of Nepal.

Ram Navami Festival of Nepal.

Ram Navami Festival of Nepal

21st April 2021
2nd April 2020
14th April 2019
14th April 2018

Lord Ram is considered to be another incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu.

The Nepalese have an ingrained opinion and devout confidence in him. His control, clean heart, kindness, love, bravery, peacefulness, and expressiveness in speech gave him the desired status amongst his devotees.

Ram Navami is one of the well-known festivals of the Hindus. It falls on the Navami of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra Month that is consistent with the Hindu calendar. These days it is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ram, the son of King Dasharatha. Ram is the seventh incarnation of the Hindu god – Vishnu.

Ram Navami marks the quiet of the nine-day utsava, referred to as Chaitra Navratri. On the day of Ram Navami, the houses are cleaned, and Lord Ram’s pictures are placed on a platform in preparation for the puja. In addition, Bhajan (devotional songs) praising the exploits of Lord Ram are sung at various houses and temples. This day is celebrated as the Ram Navami festival all over Nepal and in India.

His life story is told on the lots of much-adored Hindu epic- the “Ramayana.” It is believed that the planet became under the control of an evil and monstrous mischievous sprite, king Ravan, before Lord Ram’s birth. Ravan had pleased Lord Brahma, who bestowed Ravan a boon that no God or demon could kill him. This gave Ravan protection from everyone apart from a mortal. To get rid of the evil ruler, Lord Vishnu took Lord Ram to the town of Ayodhya.

Why is Ram Navami celebrated?

King Dasharatha, who ruled over Ayodhya, had one stress – none of his three queens was able to give him any sons. So Lord Vishnu gave them nectar to drink, and momentarily the eldest son Ram was born to the first queen, the second queen gave birth to Bharat, and the third queen had the twins, Lakshmana and Shatrughana. All 4 of them became ideal youths, but Ram grew up in charm and chivalrous charisma.

King Janak, who ruled the Mithila Kingdom in the southern part of Nepal, had a lovely daughter known as Sita. When she turned 16, Janak detained a top-notch match wherein it became introduced that the one who could cord the perfect curtsy of Lord Shiva would be successful in coming first and winning the hands of fair Sita.

Princes and Kings from far and wide tried to do it; however, all failed. Finally, Lord Ram did not just bend the arrow but also managed to snap it into two. Therefore, Lord Ram won Sita’s hand, seen as the epitome of womanhood- stunning, pious, loyal, mild, and modest.

At some stage during his 14-year exile of Ram, the demonic Ravan abducted Sita. However, she determinedly resisted his advances. Finally, the loyal servant monkey Hanuman, son of the Wind-god, located Sita’s location. Ravan had taken her to his beautiful kingdom Lanka, a mythical country now believed to have been Sri Lanka. Finally, with the assistance of Hanuman and the monkey horde, Ram and Lakshman slew the evil Ravan and eradicated the entire dynasty of demons from the earth.

It is for that reason Ram Navami is celebrated as Lord Ram’s Birthday. It is marked with a pleasant lot of ceremony at Janaki Mandir in Janakpur. Large processions of elephants and bullock carts and ever so often as many as 100,000 pilgrims visit this city, dancing and singing songs that praise Lord Ram.

In Kathmandu, hundreds of humans, including the royal circle of relatives, visit the temples to respect Ram, as symposiums are detained to praise the right existence he used to live. In Bhaktapur, the neighbouring city of Kathmandu, the humans go to the banks of the waterway Hanumante; there is a temple containing Ram’s statue with his devoted servant Hanuman is located. As a consequence, Ram Navami is widely known at some point in the kingdom with incredible fanfare.

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