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Festive fervour grips nation on Ram Navami

Jai Shri Ram
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Jai Shri Ram

Celebrations are in full swing for Ram Navami, the spring festival which marks the birth of Lord Ram.

People are celebrating the festival with a lot of fervour and zeal and can be seen conducting rallies, chanting "Jai Shri Ram," performing special 'aarti' in temples as well as during 'Rath Yatras.'

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Little angels
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Little angels

Ram Navami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ram.

This day also marks the end of the nine-day Chaitra-Navratri celebrations.

In pic - People feed small girls on the occasion of Ram Navami.

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Midnight festivities
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Midnight festivities

In some cities, the celebrations began at midnight with people decorating temples with diyas, flowers and rangolis.

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Early morning chanting
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Early morning chanting

In Bengaluru, Ram Navami celebrations began early morning.

The devotees were seen standing in a long queue and chanting mantras. People also lit diyas at several places.

In pic - Devotees dressed as Hindu Gods distribute panaka and butter milk on the eve of Ram Navami.

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High fervour
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High fervour

In Siliguri, people opted for a special way to celebrate the birth of Lord Ram.

They danced and conducted the maha aarti at midnight. Later, devotees gathered at a temple and sang devotional songs and performed the aarti.

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Out on the road
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Out on the road

In Kolkata, people carried out rallies which were attended by women and children. They were seen chanting "Jai Shri Ram."

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