Definitions

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  • proper n. The ninth day (tithi) of the fortnight (paksha) in Hindu lunar calendar.

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit नवमी (navamī, "ninth day in a lunar fortnight")

Examples

  • Sanjeev Syal/Demotix The festival of Ram Navami falls on the ninth day of the Hindu month of Chaitra, which also marks the beginning of spring in India.

    Ram Navami

  • Ajay Verma/Reuters A girl attended a prayer ceremony inside a temple during celebrations marking the 'Navratri' festival, which is celebrated in the run-up to Ram Navami, in Chandigarh, April 10, 2011.

    Ram Navami

  • Hindus in India observe Ram Navami, or the birth anniversary of Lord Ram, Tuesday.

    Ram Navami

  • Anindito Mukherjee/European Pressphoto Agency Artists dressed as characters from Ramayana, an ancient Sanskrit epic, waited for their performance at a religious procession on the occasion of Ram Navami, or birth anniversary of Lord Ram, in New Delhi, India, April 12.

    India This Week

  • Manan Vatsyayana/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images An artist applied make-up before taking part in a religious procession to mark the celebrations of Ram Navami, in New Delhi, April 12.

    India This Week

  • Yesterday was Ram Navami and I had to make Naivedya when I remembered the gulabjamuns from Jhama, Chembur Colony.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The delicately flavored legendary 'Hilsa' or 'Ilish' fish is by far the favorite fish, so much so that on the Navami or 9th day of Pujo Wednesday, Oct. 5 this year which is traditionally an all-vegetarian affair, it is served to the goddess for "bhog" or tasting, and then to her devotees as her blessings.

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  • Navami is the ninth day of the Chaitra, the first month of the lunar Indian calendar.

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  • Ayodhya, Apr 3: Devotees visited temples and took holy dip on Friday on the occasion of 'Ram Navami'.

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  • Ram Navami marks the birth of Lord Ram, who according to legend rid the world of demon Ravana

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