Translation and Photographs from Seva Reeti Preeti Vraj Jan Ki
Chaitra Sud 9
On this day, Ram Avtar of lord Vishnu was incarnated in the
King Raghu - King Aja - King Dashrath - Prabhu Shri Ramchandraji.
In Pushtimarg too, Ram Navmi is celebrated. Ram Navmi is celebrated as one of the 4 Jayanti's in Pushtimarg
(Ram Navmi, Shri Vallabh Jayanti, Narsingh Jayanti, Vaman Jayanti).
Shri Ramchandraji inspite of being Maryada purushottam, performed 4 acts of Pushti (kripa/grace) :-
Chaitra Sud 9 - Ram Navmi
Barno Avadh Shri Gokul Gaam,
Vahaan Birajat Janki Var, Yahaan Shyama Shyam--------------(1)
Uth Saryu Bahat Hai Nirmal, Eth Shri Yamuna Neer,
Eth Kar Murli Birajat, Sang Haldhar Veer------------------------(2)
Ethein Kubja Roop Deeno, Bhaye Jaadav Nath,
Uth Gaj Vaikunth Pathayo, Yah Vidhi Kiyo Sanath-------------(3)
Bhakt Hit Avtaar Dhare, rim Krishna Udaar,
Daas "Tulsi" Sharan Aayo, Kou Utro Paar------------------------(4)
Today Vastra is of kesari Jamdaani / Malmal with golden border, Chaakdaar Vagha, Soothan.
On Shrimastak is kesari Kuleh with golden border with a sadaa Jod of 5 Chandrika.
Ornaments are of diamonds, shringaar is full (heavy - vanmaala) and today the lord must be
adorned with the Waaghnakha. Thada vastra is white.
In Rajbhog the special samagri are of Maava ke Gunja, Mevati, Chaaswada, Utsav ki Samagri,
Bilsaru, Sandhana etc.
Today Fulmandli is a must.
If the environment is hot, then from today, Pichoda instead of vagha must be donned to Prabhu
and from today Dhoti-Uparna, Suthan-Patka, Malkach, Mukut etc. Shringar must be done and
vastra must be of Laheria, Chundadi etc.
Ram-Setu's view from satillite
Shriji in Ram Navmi's Shringaar
Raghukul Mein Pragate Raghuveer,
Desh Deshtein Teeko Aayo, Divya Ratna Mani Heer-----------------(1)
Ghar Ghar Mangal Hoth Badhai, Ati Pur Vaasin Bheer,
Anand Magna Bhaye Ati Dolat, Kachu Va Sudh Na Shareer----------(2)
Haatak Bahu Ichcha So Lutaaye, Ratna Gayo Aur Cheer,
Det Asees "Soor" Chir Jiyo, Ramchandra Randheer-------------------(3)
1. Initially, at the time of construction of Ram-Setu (the bridge of rocks and boulders
made by the Vanar sena to reach Lanka), the rocks and the boulders started sinking in the ocean.
So, Prabhu Ram, by his Prameya Bal (direct kripa), made the rocks float upon the ocean,
by writing his name on them. This led to the creation of the divine bridge upon the ocean.
2. Inspite of being born in the Kshatriya Kul as a Rajkumar, he ate the sweet-n-sour berries (ber),
which were tasted by shabri to test their sweetness. The prabhu only thought of the Snehbhaav and Vatsalyabhaav (love and care)
behind her tasting the fruit. The concept, that there are no rules and restrictions in love, was enlightened here by Shri Ram.
3. By the divine grace of Ramchandraji, Gautam Rishi's wife - Ahilya, who was cursed by her husband to take form of a shila (rock), was absolved from the
curse, by a mere touch of the Lotus feet of the lord.
4. King Dashrath was given place in heaven and all the people of Ayodhya were given place in the lord's own abode (Nijdham). It clearly signifies that the
fruit (fal) of Maryada is heaven and the fruit of Prabhu seva is Prabhu's own abode (Nijdham).