Sri Rama Navami is the auspicious appearance day of Lord Sri Ramachandra.
Sri Ramachandra appeared in the month of Chaitra (March – April). This year we celebrate the festival on March 25, 2018.
Sri Ramachandra appeared as the son of Dasharatha, the king of Ayodhya, who hailed from the dynasty of Maharaja Ikshvaku. 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.