"Shri Raama Raama Raameti Rame Raame Manorame
Sahasranaama Tattulyam Raamanaama Varaanane"

The seventh reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, Lord Rama was born on the ninth day of the Hindu month Chaitra and that is why this day is called Ram Navami.

For Sri Rama Navami, the "Prasadams" offered are Panakam, Neer Mor(Diluted Buttermilk),Vadai Paruppu and Panchaamirutham. These items are also prepared at the temples and distributed as prasadams to the devotees who come to seek the blessings of God.

All the above mentioned foodstuffs can be taken to bring down the body heat. They also make up for the loss of body fluids due to the excessive perspiration. Apart from the above, in olden days, there was a custom to gift hand-made fans to other people. Since there was no electric fans then, to reduce the effect of the heat, these hand-operated fans were very useful during the summer months.