Wednesday, March 24, 2010
India Celebrating Ram Navami (Birthday of Lord Rama)
The festival falls in the Shukla Paksha on the Navami, ninth day of the Chaitra month of Hindu Calendar.
At some places the festival lasts the whole nine days of the Navratras, thus the period is called 'Sri Rama Navratra'.
Many followers keep fast or restrict themselves to a specific diet in accordance to Veda Dharma for nine days of Navratras. Along with Sri Rama, people also worship Sita, Rama's wife; Lakshmana, Rama's brother, and Hanuman, an ardent devotee of Rama and the leader of his army in the battle against the Asura Ravana.