New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the nation on Ram Navami. “Happy Ram Navami to the countrymen. May everyone get happinessr, peace and prosperity in life by the grace of Lord Shri Ram. Jai Shree Ram!”, PM Modi tweeted in Hindi. The festival is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Ram.
Extending his greetings, President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted: “Happy Ram Navami to all the countrymen. Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram’s life, his conscientiousness and high ideals are the source of guidance and inspiration for the entire humanity. Let us all take a pledge to contribute to nation building by imbibing the ideals of Lord Ram in our lives.”
Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari tweeted in Hindi: “Hearty greetings to all on the auspicious occasion of Shri Ram Navami. Maryada Purushottam Lord Shri Ram is a source of reverence and strength for all of us. Jai Shree Ram! #RamNavami #रामनवमी”
According to Hindu mythology, on this day Lord Ram was born in Ayodhya, which coincides with the ninth day in the Hindu month of Chaitra. Devotees, who have been keeping a fast throughout Navaratri, break the fast on this day.