Ram Navami is celebrated on 25 March of the year 2018. The festival falls on Sunday. What is Ram Navami? Primary, Ram Navami is a spring Hindu festival, which commemorates the birthday of God Ram. Being the seventh avatar of Vishnu, Ram is significant to the Vaishnavism heritage of Hinduism. The festival, being the part of spring Navaratri, falls on the ninth day of the bright half according to the Hindu calendar and is commonly observed in the months of March and April every year.
Ram Navami Holidays 2028-2019
The following table outlines Ram Navami holidays for the year 2018 and 2019:
|2018||25 March||Sunday||Ram Navami||National except Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Jammu Kashmir, West Bengal|
|2019||14 April||Sunday||Ram Navami||National except Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Jammu Kashmir, West Bengal|
Ram Navami Holidays 2018-2028
The following table outlines Ram Navami holidays for the next years:
|14 April 2019||Sunday||Ram Navami|
|02 April 2020||Thursday||Ram Navami|
|21 April 2021||Wednesday||Ram Navami|
|10 April 2022||Sunday||Ram Navami|
|30 March 2023||Thursday||Ram Navami|
|17 April 2024||Wednesday||Ram Navami|
|06 April 2025||Sunday||Ram Navami|
|27 March 2026||Friday||Ram Navami|
|15 April 2027||Thursday||Ram Navami|
|04 April 2028||Tuesday||Ram Navami|
How Do People Celebrate Ram Navami?
The day is symbolised by Ram Katha performances or reading the stories of God Ram. Indian customs and traditions consider Mahabharat and Ramayana as Itihas. Vaishnava Hindus visit temples on the day and participate in a Bhajan. A few devotees mark the event by washing and clothing of statues of Ram. Ram Navami is not a gazetted holiday, but is a restricted holiday.
Best Indian Destinations To Visit During Ram Navami Holidays In 2018
The following are the top five Indian destinations to witness Ram Navami 2018 celebrations in all its glory:
- Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh: Ayodhya is the top Indian destination to celebrate the festival of Ram Navami. According to Hindu mythology, Ayodhya is considered to be the place of birth of Lord Ram. People decorate their houses, decorate their homes and perform various religious ceremonies. A beautiful chariot procession is hosted to celebrate the festival of Ram Navami.
- Rameshwar, Tamil Nadu: Rameshwar is popular for its temple devoted to God Ram. It is trusted that a bridge called the Rama Setu was constructed to cross over to Srilanka to Rameshwar. People staying nearby the city of Rameshwar can consider planning a 2-3 day trip to this destination.
- Badrachalam, Telangana: Bhadrachalam, a place in Telangana, is popular for the Bhadrachalam temple devoted to Lord Ram. The destination, cited on the banks of the Godavari River, celebrates Ram Navami with great devotion. The temple is the center of all Ram Navami activities.
- Sitamarhi, Bihar: Sitamarhi is considered to be the birthplace of Goddess Sita. It is a significant spot for Hindu pilgrims. Janaki Mandir, a temple, is famous for celebrating the festival of Ram Navami. The temple is being decorated and also hosts a fair.
- Vontimitra, Andhra Pradesh: Vontimitra is a small destination in Tamil Nadu. The famous tourist destination is Kodandrama Temple, which is devoted to God Ram. This temple is a notable point to celebrate the festival of Ram Navami.