Ram Navami 2017 date - Sri Rama Navami in 2017 - Birthday of Bhagavan Sri Ram

Ram Navami, or Sri Rama Navami, is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ram. In 2017, the date of Ram Navami is April 5. In western parts of India (Maharashtra) and Kerala, it is marked on April 4. It falls on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in the month of Chait or Chaitra (March – April). Ram Navmi also marks the end of the Chaitra Navratri. Lord Rama is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is known as Maryada Purushottam – an embodiment of chivalry and virtue.

In 2017, Ram Navami is highly auspicious due to the presence of Navami and Pushya Nakshtra on the same day.

In North India, Ram Navami is a nine-day festival and is the final day of Chaitra or Vasant Navaratri. The period is also observed as Ramayana week in many parts of India.

Hindu devotees fast on the day and pujas are performed at noon, as it is believed that Lord Ram was born at this time.

On the occasion, special pujas are held at home and in all Lord Ram and Vishnu temples in India and around the world. You can find more details about Ram Navami in this article.

Swami Narayan Jayanti is also observed on Ram Navami day.