Today is Rama Navami festive occasion in India. It is the celebration of the birth of Lord Rama who incarnated into this earthly world on this auspicious day for the protection of Good and the punishment of the Evil.
Sri Rama took his birth in the Treta Yuga as a son of King Dasharatha and his first consort Kausalya in the present pilgrim place of Ayodhya, U.P., India.
Sri Rama was married to Sita, daughter of King Janaka after he bent the mighty bow of Lord Shiva. It is believed that Rama married Sita on this auspicious occasion which happens to be his birthday also.
So, Rama Navami celebrates both these occasions of Rama’s birth as well as his marriage with Sita.
People worship Lord Rama and Sita along with their lovely devotee Hanuman on this day and obtain their blessings.
Special pujas are held in temples and the Sita-Rama marriage ceremony is also celebrated on this day each year in all the Rama Temples. Temples will be overcrowded with devotees on this occasion.
Many cultural programs are also held during the day-time and the evening like music concerts, dance programs, short stage-dramas depicting the story of Rama. It is a very pleasant occasion to witness and enjoy.