Sri Rama Navami is the festival celebrating the birth Lord Rama, son of King Dasharatha of Ayodhya. It occurs on the ninth day (navami). Sri Rama is the 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the hero of the 'Ramayana', the Sanskrit epic of 24,000 stanzas. Unique homams and pujas for Sri Rama Navami will be performed at the Amma's Penusila Ashram in India to celebrate this festival.
Sri Rama has been described as being deep like the ocean, firm and steadfast like the Himalayan mountains, valiant like Lord Vishnu, calm like the cool breeze of the Mandara Hills, patient like Mother Earth, bounteous like the god of wealth and righteous like the lord of justice himself. Worship of Lord Rama is itself the surest means to develop such virtues.
The festival is a focal point for moral reflection and being charitable to others.
Special Instructions for Sponsorship Orders
Before each homam or puja is performed in Amma's Lalita Temple, a "sankalpa" is recited in Sanskrit, a divinely powerful language. During the sankalpa, the names of all the sponsors are recited. Amma assures us that when we are included in a sankalpa, we become spiritually connected to the power of the divine ceremony and receive its full benefits immediately, just as if we were physically present.
In the section before below, please enter the name of the primary person for whom the festival is being sponsored. This name will be recited during the sankalpa. Please list up to five additional names and nakshatras only. It is not necessary to list all family members' names, as they will automatically receive blessings through the primary sponsor. If you know the primary sponsor's nakshatra (Vedic birthstar), you may enter it below. If you don't know the gotra or nakshatra, it's fine to leave this blank.
If the prasadam shipping address is different from the billing address, please complete the field below. Please be aware that it may take several weeks to receive your prasadam, since it is being mailed from India.
The Sri Ram Navami Utsav will consist of the following pujas/homams which will take place at Amma's Penusila ashram in India on Wed. April 21 (IST).
Sponsorship ends on Tues. April 20 at 9pm (EST).
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