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Ram Navami Legends

Lord Rama is amongst the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu and also one of the two most popular avatars along with Lord Krishna. Rama Navami is widely celebrated across India. Lord Rama is considered to be the epitome of perfection for fulfilling all his duties towards both family and subjects. It is believed that meditating on the noble Lord Rama and chanting his name is believed to removes the pains of life and lead one to moksha or liberation. It is also a common practice to chant the name of Rama while rocking babies to sleep.

The public worship starts from early morning on the special day of Ram Navami. The devotees keep a fast throughout the day and break the fast only at midnight with fruits. In some parts of India public gatherings called Satsang are organized to celebrate the birth of Lord Rama. People of all castes and creeds of Hindu religion participates in these gatherings to listen to the stories of Lord Ram.

Birth of Lord Ramchandra

The country of Kosal was situated on the banks of the river Sharayu. King Dasarath, the king of Ayodhya had all success in his life but one thing which worried King Dasarath was that he had no children. Therefore, he decided to perform a sacrifice known as ashvamedh or horse-sacrifice. A very holy man named Rishi Rishyashring was chosen to conduct the sacrifice with utmost perfectness and without making any mistakes. The performance of this sacrifice was a great event in Ayodhya. At the end, Rishi Rishyashring recited a mantra and made an offering to the fire.