Sri Rama Navami
Celebrating the Appearance of Sri Ramachandra Bhagavan
vitarasi dikṣu raṇe dik-pati-kamanīyaḿ
keśava dhṛta-rāma-śarīra jaya jagadiśa hare
O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who haze assumed the form of Ramacandra! All glories to You! In the battle of Lanka You destroy the ten-headed demon Ravana and distribute his heads as a delightful offering to the presiding deities of the ten directions, headed by Indira. This action was long desired by all of them, who were much harassed by this monster.
30th March 2023 (Thursday)
6:30pm to 9:45pm
6:30pm to 7:00pm – Sandhya Arati/Kirtan
7:20pm to 8:10pm – Maha Abhishek
8:10pm – 9:10pm – Cultural Performance
8:20pm to 9:45pm – Prasadam
A grand arati is performed to the accompaniment of the Gaura Arati, a song composed by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. After the arati, the Deities are bathed in a Grand Abhishek with ghee, milk, yogurt, juices, and sanctified water.
There will be a cultural show which comprises dance and drama about the pastimes and glories of Sri Ramachandra enacted by the devotees of ISKM Singapore.
The day’s celebrations end with the distribution of sumptuous ekadasi prasadam.
No.9 Lorong 29 Geylang, #03-02, Singapore 388065
FASTING TILL SUNSET – 7:13PM
Devotees are advised to fast from grains and water till moonrise on this most auspicious day of Sri Rama Navami.
Devotees break their fast at sunset (7:13 pm) with Anukalpa Prasadam (grain-free items).
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Sri Ramachandra appeared as the son of Dasharatha, the king of Ayodhya, who hailed from the dynasty of Maharaja Ikshvaku (also known as Raghu vamsha). Dasharatha had three wives: Kaushalya, Kaikeyi, and Sumitra, but he had no children. On the advice of Maharishi Vashishtha, the king performed a Putra Kameshti Yajna. As a result, the three wives conceived sons. Kaushalya gave birth to Rama and Kaikeyi gave birth to Bharata. Sumitra gave birth to the twins: Lakshmana and Shatrughna.
The life and activities of Sri Rama are explained in detail by the great sage Valmiki in the epic Ramayana. A summarized version of the Ramayana as narrated by Shukadeva Goswami to Parikshit Maharaja is included in the ninth canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana).
Sri Ramachandra Bhagavan
The 7th incarnation of the Lord
Sri Rama Navami is the auspicious appearance day of Lord Sri Ramachandra. Sri Ramachandra appeared in the month of Chaitra (March – April), on the ninth day of the growing moon (Chaitra Masa, Shukla Paksha, Navami Tithi) and this particular day is celebrated as Sri Rama Navami every year.
Contribute towards decorating the Deities of Sri Sri Sita-Rama, Laksman, and Hanuman with colourful flower garlands (Pushpalankara Seva) on the day of Sri Rama Navami.
Sponsor a new set of dresses for their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Madana Mohan. These unique dresses are specially handmade and ordered from Vrindavan.
Sponsor the grand Maha-Abhishek of Sri Sri Sita-Rama, Laksman, and Hanuman, who will bathe in milk, ghee, yogurt, and sanctified waters/juices.
Be a sponsor of the special maha-prasad offered to Sri Sri Sita-Rama, Laksman, and Hanuman as well as sponsorship of prasada served to all the guests who participate in this festival.
Mandir Puspa Seva
Contribute towards decorating the altar and temple hall of ISKM with colourful flower garlands, mango leaves and banana plants on the day of Sri Rama Navami.
General contribution to this festival in support of the transcendental advent of Sri Ramachandra Bhagavan.
BE A VOLUNTEER
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We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers who can commit to it.
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Thank you for considering this opportunity to join our team and help make this festival successful.