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Salutations to Lord Rama, who is of the nature of pure Consciousness and bliss. Lord Rama is the consort of Sita and Master of Sri Hanuman, and the Lord of the three worlds. Ram Navami or the birthday of Lord Rama falls on the 9th day of the bright fortnight of the month of Chaitra (March-April).
Rama was the Lord Hari Himself, incarnate on earth for the destruction of Ravana. He was well accomplished and well endowed with all the qualities of a great personality. Lord Rama, the much loved Prince and King, was the protector of His subjects and His glory and prowess were unlimited.
Ram Nam removes ignorance, passion and sin. When the word "Rama" is pronounced the devotee is showered with His blessings. Sri Rama is Brahman who takes one across the ocean of worldly existence.
Ram Navami is one of the most important festivals of the Vaishnava sect of the Hindus. However, even those who adore Lord Shiva celebrate the occasion. Some observe a strict fast on the day. Temples are decorated and the image of Lord Rama is grandly adorned. The holy Ramayana is read in the temples. At Ayodhya, the birthplace of Sri Rama, a big fair is held on this day.
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