Sri Rama Navami
Sri Rama Navami is the festival celebrating the birth Lord Rama, son of King Dasharatha of Ayodhya. It occurs on the ninth day (navami). Sri Rama is the 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the hero of the ‘Ramayana’, the Sanskrit epic of 24,000 stanzas. Unique homams and pujas for Sri Rama Navami will be performed at the Amma’s Penusila Ashram in India to celebrate this festival.
Sri Rama has been described as being deep like the ocean, firm and steadfast like the Himalayan mountains, valiant like Lord Vishnu, calm like the cool breeze of the Mandara Hills, patient like Mother Earth, bounteous like the god of wealth and righteous like the lord of justice himself. Worship of Lord Rama is itself the surest means to develop such virtues.
The festival is a focal point for moral reflection and being charitable to others.
The Sri Ram Navami Utsav will consist of the following pujas/homams which will take place at Amma’s Penusila ashram in India on Thu. March 30 (IST).
- Rama Raksha Stotram Homam,
- Sri Rama Tharaka Moola Mantra Homam
- Hanuman Moola Mantra Homam
- Samputitha Sri Suktam Homam
- Purusha Sukta Homam
- Narayan Suktam Homam
- Sri Ram, Sita, Lakshman, Hanuman Saligrama Puja with lotus beads
Sponsorship ends on Thursday. March 29 at 6 am (EST).
Special Instructions for Sponsorship Orders
Before each homam or puja is performed,, a “sankalpa” is recited in Sanskrit, a divinely powerful language. Sankalpa is a special process involving Vedic incantations that energetically connect you and your family directly to any ritual. When our names are included in a sankalpa, we become spiritually connected to the power of the divine ceremony and receive its full benefits immediately, just as if we were physically present.
In the section before below, please enter the name of the primary person for whom the festival is being sponsored. This name will be recited during the sankalpa. Please list up to THREE additional names and nakshatras only. It is not necessary to list all family members’ names, as they will automatically receive blessings through the primary sponsor. Use ‘Saha Kutumbasya’ if you have more than three sankalpa names.
If you know the primary sponsor’s nakshatra (Vedic birthstar), you may enter it below. If you don’t know the gotra or nakshatra, it’s fine to leave this blank.