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Ram Navami Day 2023: Date, History and Lesser Known Facts

This year, we celebrate Ram Navami's birthday on March 30. It is a day of good fortune for Hindus everywhere. The holiday is annually observed on the ninth day of the auspicious phase of the Hindu month of Chaitra.

By Sanya Oberoi
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Ram Navami Day

Ram Navami Day 2023: This year, we celebrate Ram Navami’s birthday on March 30. It is a day of good fortune for Hindus everywhere. The holiday is annually observed on the ninth day of the auspicious phase of the Hindu month of Chaitra. This day commemorates the birth of Lord Rama and is celebrated throughout India. Ramayana is the biography of Ram and Sita, his adored wife. It is considered an epic with an eternally relevant message. Join us in the festivities, and let’s investigate the mythology behind the occasion.

HISTORY OF RAM NAVAMI DAY 2023

“Ramayana” is an internationally renowned literary composition. In addition to being one of the longest epics, it contains 24,000 verses. The historical accuracy of the book’s tales is still being investigated. However, the manuscript is composed between 500 and 100 B.C. Sage Valmiki originally composed it in the Sanskrit language. It is told from the viewpoint of Sita, Ram’s adored wife. The original story does not impute any divine characteristics to Ram. There are numerous variants of the story that present the events from various points of view. Regardless of the variations, the narrative has been immortalised by the millions of people who find inspiration in it.

Rama is a model for anyone who pursues the path of truth, love, and responsibility. However, subsequent variants of the “Ramayana” depicted Ram as an avatar of Vishnu, one of the three Hindu deities.

We are not given Lord Ram’s precise date of birth. However, the astrological signs provide an approximate date, and some organisations have calculated based solely on that information. After Ram’s wife was kidnapped by the demon king Ravana, the majority of the “Ramayana” is considered to be the narrative of Ram rescuing her. However, the entire narrative is a journey through Ram and Sita’s lives and the sacrifices they must make for their nation and people. The epic describes the plight of even the strongest humans.

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RAM NAVAMI DAY 2023 ACTIVITIES

Join together in supplication

Ram Navami is a day of good fortune for Hindus. Join them in praying for a prosperous and secure global community.

Exchange gifts

Do you know anyone who observes Ram Navami? Give them something unique.

Donate to a charity

On this day, a remarkable man was born. Donate to charity in Lord Ram’s name.

5 LESSER KNOWN FACTS ABOUT RAMAYANA

Brother who is awake all night

During the fourteen years of exile, Laxman, Ram’s sibling, did not sleep in order to protect Rama and Sita.

Stripes on a squirrel

The white markings on the body of an Indian squirrel are attributed to Lord Rama.

Different Ramayana versions

There are numerous “Ramayana” adaptations with vastly distinct plots from the original.

The massive extravaganza

Original “Ramayana” consists of 24,000 verses.

Change in viewpoint

The original “Ramayana” was centred on Sita, and Ram never appeared as a divine incarnation.

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RAM NAVAMI DAY 2023 DATES

Year Date Day
2022 April 10 Sunday
2023 March 30 Thursday
2024 April 17 Wednesday
2025 April 6 Sunday
2026 March 26 Thursday

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