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  • Ram Navami ( Sri Sitarama Kalyanam ) celebration on Sunday 25th of March 2018 at India Centre

    Date -

      25 03 2018

    Time -

      10:00:13 AM

    Place -

      India Centre

    Dear All मंगल भवन अमंगल हारी द्रवहु सुदसरथ अजर बिहारी राम सिया राम सिया राम जय जय राम You all will be very pleased to know that we are celbrating Ram Navami this year On Sunday 25th of March in the morning and also in the evening. In Morning we will do Sri Sitarama Kalyanam.. It will start at 10. am. Maha Prasadaam will be served from 12.30 pm Onwards. Please come in large number to celebrate and enjoyment. Please see attached attractive flyer for morning program. For Evening, Door will open at 6.00 PM. Pandit ji will do special Puja and celebrations which will be followed by Arti and Dinner. Details of evening program will be sent shortly This Ram Navmi in the evening is sponsored by Dr Badri Purbey, Mrs Sunaina Purbey and family. Ram Navami Rama (centre) with Laxman (left), Sita (right) and Hanuman (bottom) Rama (centre) with Laxman, Sita and Hanuman Rama was an incarnation of Vishnu and the hero of the Ramayana the Sanskrit epic of 24,000 stanzas. A continuous recital of the book takes place for about a week prior to the celebration and on the day itself, the highlights of the story are read in the temple. Rituals and ceremonies The house is thoroughly cleaned on Rama Navami and is also decorated. Offerings of fruit and flowers are placed on the family shrine and after an early bath, prayers are recited. The youngest female member of the household leads the puja (prayers) by applying a red tilak (mark) to all the other members of the family before everyone joins together in worship. An image or picture of baby Rama is placed in a covered cradle. At noon the covering is removed and Prasad (special sacred food) is offered to Rama, which may then be shared amongst the congregation. There is an element of fasting. Some people don't eat certain foods, particularly things like onions, garlic, some spices and wheat products. The festival is a focal point for moral reflection and being especially charitable to others. Celebrations at places associated with Sri Rama, like Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and Ramesvaram in Tamil Nadu, attract thousands of devotees.