Ram Navami, Navratri: Celebrating Lord Rama's birthday

The spring Navratri which coincides with Rama Navami is celebrated in the months of March or April in some parts of India

Ambanis celebrate Ram Navami

Industrialist Mukesh Ambani's family celebrated the festival by offering prayers at Mumbai's famous Siddhivinayak Temple.

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Navratri- Ramnavmi

The spring Navratri which coincides with Rama Navmi is celebrated in the months of March or April in some parts of India including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and also in Nepal.

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Celebrating the birthday of god Rama

The festival celebrates the birthday of god Rama and is particularly important to the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism.

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Navratri- Ramnavmi

Though Ramnavmi or Navratri is relatively minor festival of Hinduism and not a national holiday, but an optional restricted holiday in India.

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Holy dip in river Ganga

The important celebrations include the holy dip in the sacred Sarayu river and a visit to the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

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Prayers at Delhi's Kalkaji Temple

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