Ramnavami occurs in the month of March. Celebrations at temples begin with a prayer to the Sun early in the morning. At midday, when Lord Rama is supposed to have been born, a special prayer is performed. In North India,they have a procession; a well decorated chariot in which four persons are dressed up as Rama, his brother Laxman, his queen Sita and his disciple Hanuman. The chariot is accompanied by several people dressed in ancient costumes.The procession continues with the participants shouting praises echoing the happy days of Rama's reign.
This year Sri Rama Navami was celebrated on April 8th 2014. It's to celebrate the birth of lord rama who was born in ayodhya to the king dasharatha and queen kausalya. Rama Navami is one of the oldest and most important festivals among Hindus.On this auspicious day, devotees repeat the name of Rama with every breath and vow to lead a righteous life.
Those who have adopted Lord Rama as their favorite deity observe a fast, taking only milk and fruit for all the nine days. Some fast only on the Ram navami day itself.Temples are decorated with flower garlands.The holy book 'Ramayana' is read in many temples. In Ayodhya, the birthplace of Sri Rama, a big fair is held on this day. In south India the "Sri Ramnavami Utsavam" is celebrated for nine days with great fervor and devotion.
From four in the morning to late at night, there devotional music and chants of Rama are played.In temples and at pious gatherings many people narrate episodes of the 'Ramayana'.
Sri Ramnavami occurs at the beginning of summer. Rama is also known by several names such as Raghunatha, Raghupati, Raghavendra etc.The hour chosen for the observance of the lord's birth is that when the sun is overhead and is at its maximum brilliance(11am - 1pm).The chants on rama are the highest during the noon session at many temples. It is related to sun worship.