India is the land of celebration and festivals. People loves to celebrate each and every moment. They celebrate all festivals with peace, love and harmony. Every month, there are numbers of festivals and celebrations. There are special places which have more importance than others. It is very important to celebrate festival where grand celebration is held.
Lord Rama is worshiped by Hindus across the world. He is also one of the most worshiped God by Hindu followers. It is the festival of birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya of Ayodhya. There are nine days long celebration took places in various locations across the country. We have compiled here list of those places.
5 Best Places to Celebrate Rama Navami 2016 in India
1. Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh
Ayodhya is the birth place of Lord Rama. It is the most sacred place for Hindu followers across the world. On this day, special puja is held in Ayodhya. Rathayatra (the chariot processions) is also held in the city. Rathayatra is also known as Shobha Yatras.
Ayodhya is the place where thousands of devotees take a dip in the Sarayu river. This river is considered as sacred river as per the belief of Hindu followers. Ayodhya is the primary location for the celebration of Rama Navami. Most of national media (news channels) covers live streaming/telecast of Ayodhya whole day.
2. Sitamarhi, Bihar
It is one of the most sacred and holy place for Hindu pilgrims. It is located between Allahabad and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Jungiganj is the nearest railway station which is connected with Allahabad and Varanasi railway line. Rama Navami is also celebrated nine days long in Sitamarhi. Special aarti/puja is also organized on these days of the celebration.
3. Rameshwaram, Tamil nadu
Rameshwaram is one of the most popular place for this day. People take a dip bath/ritual bath in the holy sea before puja (worship) at Ramanathaswamy temple. Rameshwaram is situated in the state of Tamil nadu. Rameshwaram is well connected with railway lines across the country. Thousands of devotees took part in the puja.
4. Bhadrachalam, Andhra Pradesh
Bhadrachalam Temple is one of the best place to celebrate Rama Navami. Special puja and aarti is also organized in this famous Hindu temple in Andhra Pradesh. Kalyanam, a ceremonial wedding performed by temple priests is also organized at Bhadrachalam temple. Kalyanam is the most attractive ‘vidhi’ on this day at Bhadrachalam.
5. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi is one of the holiest city in India for Hindu followers. On this day, Varanasi celebrates it with special puja and aarti. Special hawan is also organized in various places of Varanasi. Mass feasts as well as kanya pujan is also held during the day. Thousands of people celebrates Rama Navami in the city with traditional way.
Do you wants to visit these places on Rama Navami but can’t? Don’t worry, lots of Indian news channels will provide live streaming/telecast of these places on Rama Navami throughout the day.
Which place do you like most to celebrate Rama Navami?
Article last re-published on July 30, 2015.