Ram Navami is is the day when Lord Sri Ram, Lord Vishnu’s seventh avatar, is honored for his birth. Sri Ram, who was raised in the royal family of Dasharatha, the monarch, and Queens Kaushalya, was beloved by the populace and held a high position in the kingdom. Hindus all across the globe mark Ram Navami, the celebration of Lord Sri Ram’s birthday, in a major fashion. On the tenth day of the corresponding Chaitra has month (March–April), when the moon is in the waning or waxing phase, the festival is observed. On this day, worshippers from all over the world join together with faith and commitment in their hearts to pay adoration to the great god, turning temples and religious institutions into hives of activity.
By giving his followers a virtuous successor to the kingdom of Ayodhya and defeating Ravana, the evil king of Lanka, Lord Vishnu satisfied the dual ambitions of his followers. People revere himself as the populace’s messiah, and the nation as a whole celebrates his birthday every year with great fervor and enthusiasm. On this day, a beautiful Rathyatra (chariot parade) is held at Ayodhya, the city where Sri Ram was born, with the participation of tens of thousands of devotees.
One of the fundamental customs of Ram Navami is fasting, and revelers spend the day praising Lord Sri Ram by completing poojas while attending to bhajans. Devotees maintain the concept that starving on this day absolves them of their sins and facilitates their eventual fusion with the divine. Some followers of the religion practice both the ‘Nirahar’ (without food) and ‘Nirjal’ (without water) fasts. The typical Satvik diet consists of one meal of potato, fruit, dairy, and rock salt.
The traditional foods cooked on Ram Navami are listed below.
Ram Navami recipes for food
Subbane Ki Kheer
It is a popular Indian pudding prepared with milk and tapioca pearls (sago), often eaten on festival days. The secret to cooking the dish is to simmer it thoroughly so that the pulp of sago and milk combine and are easy to swallow.
Potato Curry, or Aalu Ki Subzi
The meal is perfect for breaking the Ras Navami fast. The potatoes are cooked in a sauce without lemon or garlic after being chopped into small pieces. It typically has less spices, which prevents palate irritation.
Water, chestnut flour, or potatoes are the main ingredients of pooris. A rolling pin is used to roll, flatten, and deep-fry the flour. With thai Aloo ki Subzi, it works well as a side dish.
Rice Khichdi Sama
The meal cooked using sama ka chawal (barnyard millet) is straightforward and simple to prepare. During any holiday or time of fasting, everyone can enjoy a nutritious meal.
The sabudhana khichdi
It is a popular meal prepared on days when people fast. This meal, which is made of sago, is tasty, healthful, and simple to digest.
All of the aforementioned foods are flavorful, light, and perfect for shattering the festival fast. In addition to these, there are a variety of other meals that can be made quickly and enjoyed by the whole family. Festivals are, after all, happy events that spread happiness and love across the family.