Ram Navami celebrated on a grand scale in Bihar

Patna, April 10 : Ram Navami, marking the birth of Hindu God Rama, was celebrated with traditional gaiety in Bihar on Sunday with millions of devotees paying obeisance in temples across the state. The devout, putting on traditional dresses, thronged temples since early morning to worship Lord Rama. The women were also seen in large numbers waiting for their turns in long queues before temples. In Patna, a huge number of devotees visited the Mahavir temple near Patna junction. To ensure a hassle-free Ram Navami celebration, the temple administration had made elaborate arrangements to regulate the huge flow of devotees. The doors of the temple were opened at 2 AM itself to accommodate the large number of devotees who began queuing up since midnight. Adequate arrangements for drinking water, protection from the scorching heat and medical facilities were made for the devotees. Petals were showered on the temple by drones – a major attraction for the devotees present there. This year, the celebration has been organised with great pomp and show after the festivities remained on a low scale for the last two years, given the Covid outbreak. Tight security arrangements have been made, with the police deployed in large numbers. While the temple management arranged security on the temple premises, the police provided security cover to the devotees participating in religious processions known as ‘Sobha Yatras’ organised on the occasion. Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greeted the people on the occasion of Ram Navami. Both the Governor and the Chief Minister called upon the people to celebrate the festival in the spirit of love and brotherhood. They also prayed to God for the prosperity and happiness of the people. KKS SSP

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