Sri Rama Navami, Sri Rama Jayanti, celebrates the birthday of Lord Sri Rama. Sri Ram Navami 2012 date is April 1. It is observed on Chaitra Shukla Navami, the ninth day in Shukla Paksha during Chaitra month. Sri Rama Navami marks the culmination of Sri Rama Navratri. Rama Navratras, the nine-day worship dedicated to Lord Sri Ram, starts on Chaitra Shukla Prathami or Padyami and ends on Chaitra Shukla Navami (Ram Navami).
Sri Ram Navami or Sri Rama Navratras is a grand event in three Sri Ram Temples in India – Ayodhya Sri Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh, Bhadrachalam Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy Temple in Andhra Pradesh, and Rameshwaram Temple in Tamil Nadu. Sree Sitarama Kalyanam or the ceremonial wedding celebrations of divine couple Sri Ram and Seeta Devi in Bhadrachalam temple attracts a large number of devotees.
Sri Rama Navaratri utsavam also coincides with Vasant Navratri or Chaitra Navratri dedicated to Goddess Shakti or Durga.