Ram Navami in 2024: Tradition and Celebration

April 15, 2024

Navratri, the nine-day festival, begins on April 9 and coincides with Ram Navami, which will be celebrated on April 17, 2024. Navratri has great religious significance among Hindus, and Chaitra Navratri marks the beginning of a new year per the Hindu calendar. It occurs four times a year: Chaitra Navratri, Ashadha Gupt Navratri, Magha Gupt Navratri, and Shardiya Navratri.

Ram Navami holds significant importance for the devotees of Lord Rama. Lord Rama is the Avatar of Lord Vishnu, who was born on this earth as a son of Ayodhya King Dasaratha and his queen Kaushalya on this day. The day is celebrated as Lord Rama’s birthday with happiness and devotion. Ramnavami marks the last day of Chaitra Navratri. Let’s explore the significance and traditions of this festival in this blog. If you want deeper insights on making the most of Ram Navami 2024, visit our DivineTalk Astrology App for a personalised consultation.

Ram Navami celebrates the time to honour Lord Rama’s qualities and teachings. It reminds one of the divine presence in everyday life and inspires devotees to strive for spiritual growth and self-realisation. Devotees celebrate the day by keeping past tense and praying to Lord Rama. Fasting purifies the body and mind, facilitating a deeper connection with the divine.

Dates And Muhurat

Navami falls at the time of Shukla paksha in the month of Chaitra.

Ramnavami: 17 April 2024
Madhyanha Muhurat: 11:03 AM to 1:38 PM ( 2 hours 35 mins)
Madhyanha moment: 12:21 PM
Navami Tithi Start: 1:23 PM on April 16, 2024
Navami Tithi Ends: 3:14 PM on April 17, 2024

Ram Navami: Significance

On the last day of Chaitra Navratri, devotees worship the 9th Avatar of Maa Durga, i.e., Mata Siddhidatri.
Lord Rama was born at Madhyanha, the middle part of the Hindu day. This period lasts for 2 hours and 24 minutes, and all the puja rituals related to Ram Navami should be performed during this time. The Madhyanha puja is considered the most auspicious on this day. The midpoint of the midday period is the exact moment when Lord Rama is born. Lord Rama is said to be the seventh Avatar of Lord Vishnu. He was born when King Ramana was torturing his people and spreading Adharma. Lord Rama kills Ravana in a battle and restores peace on the day of Dussehra.

Several traditions are associated with Ram Navami, and some people fast for the whole day to get the blessings of Lord Rama. It is better to keep eight Prahar fasting on this day, i.e. devotees should keep this fast from sunrise to sunset the next day.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: When will Ram Naami be in Ayodhya in 2024?

A: This year, Ram Navami in Ayodhya is celebrated on Wednesday, April 17. The timing of the festivals holds a spiritual significance, aligning with the divine energy associated with Lord Rama’s birthday.

Q: What is ram navami 2024?

A: Ramnavami is the day Lord Rama was born as an Avatar of Lord Vishnu. It is observed on the 9th day of Chaitra Navratri. This day is considered auspicious for conducting Ramnavami rituals.

Q: How is Ram Navami celebrated?

A: The festival is celebrated with various rituals and customs that vary across reasons and communities. Devotees wake up early in the morning, take a bath, and visit temples. Fasting is considered auspicious for this day.

Q: What should we not do on Ram Navami?

A: On Ram Navami, it is suggested not to consume non-vegetarian food, as many devotees fast as a form of devotion and purification. It is considered a positive and auspicious festival that should be celebrated without declining any moral values.

Also Read: Why is Navratri Festival Celebrated Twice?