Rama Navami Pooja Orders received after 5:00 PM (IST) 18-Apr, 2013 cannot
be executed on Rama Navami Pooja Day (19-Apr-2013). Instead Pooja will
be performed on the date selected by you and Prasadam will be sent to you.
Sri Rama Navami is the birth anniversary of Sri Rama
celebrated by devotees all over the world. It falls on the ninth day of the bright
fortnight when the asterism Punavasu(Geminorum) is in the ascendancy. The observance
of this Vrata is said to absolve one from all sins. Men of all grades and ranks
observe this Vrata for obtaining prosperity, longevity, happiness and wisdom.
The Lord Mahavishnu, one of the Hindu Trinity, representing the preservative
aspect of the universe as in his previous incarnations (avatars), descended into
the world to kill the ten-headed Asura named Ravana who was an epitome of the
ten ahamkaras (egoism) of men. When one is under the sway of the ahamkaras, the
power of discrimination between right and wrong is destroyed. Consequently the
Lord's light has to descend on him to destroy these ahamkaras.
During Rama Navami Hanuman is worshipped for his unflinching devotion to Rama,
and his worship forms an important part of the Rama Navami celebrations.