4 April 2017
Rama Navami falls in March or April, on the ninth day of the month of Chaitra in the Hindu calendar. One of the most important Hindu festivals, it celebrates the birth of Lord Rama, son of King Dasharatha of Ayodhya, and the incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. Lord Rama is the hero of Ramayana, a Sanskrit epic of 24,000 stanzas, which is recited by Hindus during Rama Navami and in the week leading up to it.
During Rama Navami, Hindus clean and decorate their homes, and bestow offerings of fruit and flowers on family shrines. Inside the home, family members take an early bath before the youngest female leads them in a puya (prayer service). For more information about Rama Navami please click here