Chaitra Navratri 2018 finally comes to an end on March 25, Sunday, which is celebrated as Ram Navami. Ram Navami is the celebration of Hindu god Lord Ram’s birthday, who is also happens to be the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. On Ram Navami, devotees perform special rituals, sing religious hymns and conduct puja at their home to celebrate the Lord’s birthday. They also tend to observe fast this day. On this special occasion of Ram Navami, we bring to you the most revered Ram temples across India. As there is nothing more propitious than seeing the idol of Lord Ram on this festival, it is only befitting that we visit the prominent Rama temples in India. Read further to know about some of the famous Ram mandirs and how they celebrate the blessed occasion.
Top 5 Most Famous Lord Rama Temples in India
Ayodhya Ram Mandir, Uttar Pradesh
The birthplace of Lord Ram is in Ayodhya which is popularly known as Ram Janambhoomi. It is one of the seven most important pilgrimage site for Hindus and is situated on the banks of River Sarayu. What could be more divine than visiting this place on the occasion of Ram Navami.
Bhadrachalam Temple, Telangana
Situated on the banks of River Godavari, is one of the most famous Ram temple- Bhadrachalam Temple in Telangana. It is one of the touristy places of Telangana and also an important Hindu pilgrimage centre.
Sitamarhi Temple, Bihar
Bihar’s Sitamarhi Temple has an unique history which makes it even more auspicious. It is believed that Holy mother Sita was found in the same place while ploughing the land. To mark the place, sculptures of Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman were put up by Mithila’s King Janaka. If one happens to visit this temple on Ram Navami, one would be able to witness the beautiful decoration of the temple along with the fair (mela) which is held to honour the deities.
Ramanathaswamy Temple, Ponda
In this temple, two lingams are worshiped – one built by Goddess Sita and another brought by Lord Hanuman from the Himalayas. Ram Navami festival is celebrated with much fervour at the Ramnath Temple with special prayers being offered to Lord Ram.
Ram Raja Temple, Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh’s Orccha Temple also known as the Ram Raja Temple, is one of the famous temples dedicated to Lord Ram. Praying to the almighty on this day sure brings success and good luck to the devouts.