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Ram Navami Pooja

Ramnavami Pooja is held in high regards by all the Hindus all over the world. Most of the people prefer to observe a whole day fast on this day. Generally devotees prefers to be on a satvik food without salt, however there are people who also go for Nirjal fast that is fast even without water. Those who are satvik fast consume potatoes made in any form without haldi (turmeric), garlic, ginger or onion. He can also eat fruit and root vegetables of any kind. Curd, tea, coffee, milk, and water are also permitted.

There is no very specific ritual to perform pooja. People visit temples and listen to stories of Ram janam (Rama's birth) and various other legends from Ramayana. Devotees also sing bhajans praising the deeds of Lord Rama, his loyal brother Lakshman, his devoted wife Sita and Rama's greatest devotee Hanuman. If the pooja is preformed at home, the home is first of all cleaned properly and pictures of Lord Rama, Lakshman, Sita and Hanuman are put on a dais in preparation for the puja.

All the members of the family together worship the deity on his birthday. Devotees offer flowers, sweets and light diyas and incense sticks in order to please Lord Rama and his consort. Two thaalis are kept ready infront of the deities. One thali containing the prasada and the other containing necessary items like roli, aipun, rice, water, flowers, bell and conch for the pooja rituals. After lighting the diyas and incense sticks, devotees sprinkle holy water, roli, and aipun and rice on the deities. They also read out holy mantras in order to please thje deity. After the pooja is done, an aarti is performed and the holy water from the pooja is sprinkled over the devotees as a sign of blessing and auspiciousness from God. The youngest female member of the family then applies teeka to all the male members of the family. At the last the holy prasad is distributed among all the people who have gathered for worship.

Ram Navami History

Ram Navami is one of the most ancient festivals celebrated in India. It is said that the date of Ram Navami can be traced back to the pre-christian era, as Hinduism is the oldest religion of the world. The reference of Ramnavami can also be found in the Kalika puran. It is said in the earlier times, when caste system was prevalent in India; Ramnavami was one of the few festivals that the lower castes (shudras) were allowed to celebrate. In Hindu religion, it is considered to one of the five major sacred festivals and it is said that, properly observing this fast leads to the attainment of salvation.

Ram Navami Mantra 

Neelambhuj shyamalkomlang Sita Samaropitvambhagam
Pano Mahasaikacharoochapam
Namame Ramam Raghuvanshnatham

Ram Navami Poems 

Kosalendraya , mahaneeya gunabhdhaye

Kosalendraya , mahaneeya gunabhdhaye,
Chakravarthi thanujaaya sarva bhoumaya Mangalam.
Vedavedantha vedhyaya , Megha Shyamala moorthaye,
Pumsaam mohana roopaya , punyaslokaya Mangalam.
Viswamithrantharangaya , mithila nagari pathe,
Bhagyaanaam paripakaya , bhavya roopaya Mangalam.
Pithru bhakthaya sathatham brathrubhi saha seethaya,
Nandithakhila lokaya , Ramabhadraya Mangalam.
Thyaktha saketha vasaya , chithra koota viharine,
Sevyaya sarva yaminaam , dheerodhayaya Mangalam.
Soumithrina cha janakya chapa banasi dharine,
Samsevyaya sada bhakthya , swamine mama Mangalam.
Danda karanya vasaya , khara dhooshana sathrave,
Grudhra rajaya Bhakthaya , mukthi dayasthu Mangalam.
Sadaram Sabari datha phala moola abhilashine,
Soulabhya paripoornaa, sathvodrikthaya Mangalam,
Hanumath sama vethaya , harresabheeshta dhayine,
Bali pramadhanayasthu , Maha dheeraya Mangalam.
Srimathe Raghu veeraya , sethullangitha sindhave,
Jitha rakshasa Rajaya , Rana dheeraya Mangalam.
Vibheeshana kruthe preethya , lankabheeshta pradhayine,
Sarva loka saranyaya , Sri Raghavaya Mangalam.
Asadhya nagarem divyamabhishikthaya Seethaya,
Rajadhi rajaya Rama Bhadraya Mangalam.
Brahmadhi deva sevyaya , brahmanyaya mahathmane,
Janaki prana nadhaya , Ragu nadhaya Mangalam.
Sri soumya jamathru mune krupaya smanu peyushe,
Mahathe mama nadhaya , Raghu nadhya Mangalam.
Mangala sasana paraiir madacharya purogamai,
Saescha poorvairacharyai , sathkruthayasthu Mangalam
Ramya jamathru muneena , mangala sasanam krutham,
Trilokyadhipathi Sriman , karothu Mangalam sada.
Ithi Sri vara vara muni swami krutha , sri rama mangala sasanam sampoornam

English Translation

Let good happen to Rama ,
Who is the king of Kosala,
And the ocean of good qualities
Let good happen to Rama,
Who is son of emperor Dasaratha,
And who is a very great king.

Let good happen to Rama,
Who is venerated by Vedas and Vedanta,
Who is of the black colour of the rich cloud,
Who is one of the prettiest among men,
And who has a fame which is pure.

Let good happen to Rama,
Who is a confidant of Viswamithra,
Who is the matured luck of ,
The king of Mithila and ,
Is the form of pure humility.

Let good happen to Ramabhadra,
Who is a devotee of his father,
Who shines with Sita and his brothers,
And who makes the entire world happy.

Let good happen to Lord Rama,
Who is courageous and kind,
Who left the city of Ayodhya,
And lived in the forest of Chithrakoota,
And who served all great sages.

Let good happen to my Lord Rama,
Who was with Lakshmana and Sita,
Who was armed with sword and bow,
And who is always served by devotees.

Let good happen to the giver of salvation,
Who lived in the forest of Danda karanya,
Who was the enemy of Asuras, Khara and Dhooshana,
And who was greatly devoted to Jatayu , the king of birds.

Let good happen to him who has lot of good qualities
Who liked the fruits and roots offered by Shabhari.
And can be fully realized, extremely easily.

Let good happen to the God who is very brave,
Who can be easily be attained by Hanuman,
Who used to fulfill desires of King Sugreeva,
And who wounded and killed the great Bali.

Let good happen to the God who is brave in battle,
Who is the valorous hero of the clan of Raghu,
Who built the bridge over the sea,
And who won over the king of Rakshasas.

Let good happen to Lord Raghava,
Who presented with happiness Lanka,
To Vibheeshana due to his love,
And who has the entire world as devotees.

Let good happen to Lord Raghava,
Who was crowned along with Sia,
When he returned back to the city of Ayodhya,
And who is the king of all kings.

Let good happen to the Lord of the Raghu clan,
Who is served by Lord Brahma and other devas,
Who protected Vedas and Brahmins,
And who was the king of the soul of Janaki.

Let good happen to the Lord of the Raghu clan,
Who was got to us by the grace of the saint Jamathru,
Who is my Lord who is on of the greatest.

Let good happen to the Lord who only did good,
The salutary song about him is greatest by my teacher,
Grater than all that is written by previous great teachers

This song praying for good to the lord,
Written by the handsome sage Jamatha,
Wishes for all good all times,
To Lord Rama who is the king of three worlds.

Thus ends the song of good for Lord Rama, written by the sage Vara vara muni