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Ram Naumi

Rama Naumi celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya of Ayodhya. It is a Hindu festival celebrated with fun and religious fervor by Hindus across different parts of India. The festival commemorates the birth of Lord Rama, one of the most worshipped Hindu Gods. He is regarded as the epitome of humankind, the ideal son, husband and father. Every year, Ram Naumi falls on the ninth day of the Chaitra month of Hindu lunar year in 'Shukla paksha' or waxing moon, which corresponds to March-April as per the Gregorian calendar. The celebrations of the festival are marked by stringent fasting by the devotees of Lord Rama. The festival marks the end of the nine-day festivities of Chaitra Navratri.

As a part of the celebrations, people would keep their home clean and decorate it beautifully. In the households where pujas are conducted, the pictures of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshman are hung. The devotees would offer flowers, burn dhoop and incense sticks. A thali used for the performance of the puja would typically contain prasad and other items necessary for the ritual, including roli (sacred tilak), rice, lota (container filled with water), flowers, a bell, earthen lamp or deep and a conch. Everyone in a family takes part in the puja, which is conducted by the elderly member of the family. While worshipping the deity, songs are sung. When the puja is over, prasad is distributed among all the people gathered for the worship of Lord Rama.

As with other Hindu festivals, the date changes every year. This year it is:

After Aarti there will be Farsr in the afternoon and fruit salad will be served in the evening after Swaminarayan Jayanti Bhajans.

Sponsors or Donation required for Prasad food and all day activities.

Date : 14 April 2019 (Sun)

Pooja :12.30 noon

Garbas and Bhajans : Afternoon

Venue: Hindu Temple Bristol (Mandir)

Everyone is welcomed

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