As rama Navami is a summer month festival, the main naivedyam foods are panakam (sweet drink), neer moore (buttermilk)
and kosambari (cucumber-moong daal salad). We all know that Lord Rama was sent to the forest in exile for had 14 years. Since it was difficult to get drinking water during the hot summer, he used to go in search of rivers to quench his thirst. To symbolize this, panakam and neer moore (buttermilk) are served on Ram Navami day to quench one’s thirst during hot summers.