Hindus across India are celebrating the auspicious festival of Chaitra Navratri 2022i. This year, Chaitra Navratri began on April 2, 2022, and will conclude with 'Dashami' (the tenth day) on April 11, 2022. Navratri is a nine-day-long festival that celebrates the nine avatars of Goddess Durga. One of the most auspicious days during Chaitra Navratri is Navami (the ninth day). It is known as Ram Navami; this day is dedicated to Lord Rama. According to the legends, Lord Rama - the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu - was born on this day. On Ram Navami, devotees break their nine-day-long vrat and break their fast with a delicious vegetarian meal.
Ram Navami 2022: Date And Time; Significance Of Ram Navami 2022:
Ram Navami is a part of 'Vasanta Navratri' and falls on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra - the first month in the Hindu calendar. It is said Lord Rama was born during the Madhyahna period of the day - the middle of the day. On this day, devotees keep a day-long fast and worship Lord Rama, following all the rituals. They also worship Goddess Siddhidatri - one of the nine forms of Goddess Durga. This year, Ram Navami falls on April 10, 2022 (Sunday).
Navami tithi begins - 01:23 AM on April 10, 2022
Navami tithi ends - 03:15 AM on April 11, 2022
Ram Navami madhyahna muhurat - 10:23 AM to 12:53 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 31 Minutes
Rama Navami madhyahna moment - 11:38 AM
Ram Navami 2022: How Is Ram Navami Celebrated:
On this day, people worship Lord Rama and Goddess Siddhidatri and offer bhog to them. Devotees also arrange for Kanjak or Kanya Pujan where nine young girls are invited and offered a delicious vegetarian meal (bhog). While the foods on the bhog platter vary from person to person, there are a few dishes that remain constant on every plate - halwa and puri, with sookha (dry) chana by the sides.
Considering the popularity, we bring the traditional halwa-puri recipe for you to put together a classic bhog during the occasion. Let's take a look.
Rama Navami 2022: How To Make Sooji Ka Halwa, Puri And Sookha Chana:
Sooji Ka Halwa:
This humble dessert needs to introduction. Made with sooji, sugar, dry fruits and oodles of ghee, this halwa melts in the mouth in just no time. Sooji halwa is also called lapsi in Gujarat, sajjige in parts of South India, sheera in Maharashtra and Mohan bhog in North India. Click here for the recipe.
Puri (or poori) is a popular bread option in India. This deep-fried, fluffy round bread is typically paired with halwa, kheer, sabzi and more. We bring some super easy tips that will help you prepare perfectly crispy, fluffy pooris every single time. Click here to know more.
Sookha Kala Chana:
The combination of halwa-poori is just not complete without some spicy kala chana by the side. All you need to do is soak and pressure cook kala chana and saute in a pool of spices. Click here for the recipe.
Prepare this classic bhog platter and put together a delicious bhog platter for the festive fare. Happy Ram Navami 2022, everyone!
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