It is believed that on this day Maa Durga took the form of Mahisasur Mardini to destroy Mahishaura, the demon who was terrorizing the universe.
So, how to perform Ram Navmi puja?
The celebrations of Maha Navami begin with the culmination of Sandi Puja.
Most of the people keep fast on this day. Generally, devotees prefer to be on a satvik food which means food cooked without regular salt.
People visit temples and listen to stories of Ram Janam (Rama's birth) and various other legends from Ramayana. Devotees sing bhajans for praising the works of Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshman, and Rama's greatest devotee Hanuman.
Devotees offer flowers, sweets, and incense sticks in order to please Lord Rama
On this day, Maha Arti is performed, which proclaims the formal end of the religious ceremonies including rituals and customs.
Two plates are kept ready in front of the deities. One plate containing prasad and the other plate containing necessary items like bangles, aipun, rice, water and flowers for the pooja rituals.
After the pooja, an aarti is performed and the holy water of the pooja is sprinkled over the devotees as a sign of blessing from the God.