Nashik, Apr 8 UNI | 4 months ago

The festival of Ram Navami was celebrated with religious fervour across Maharashtra, specially in Nashik and in temple town of Shirdi, today.

Ram Navami, the birth of Lord Ram, was celebrated in Ram temples all over the state, with a special celebration held at the Kalaram Mandir in city.

The festival falls on the day of 'Navami', that is the ninth day of Chaitra month, in the Hindu lunar year in 'Shukla Paksha'. This day of the waxing moon thus named 'Chaitra masa sukla paksha navami', marks the end of the 9-day Chaitra Navratri celebrations.

The Kalaram Mandir is a famous Ram mandir in Nashik. Lord Ram had stayed at Panchavati during his 14-year exile, and the festival is celebrated here on a grand scale each year.

The Mahapuja was performed in Kalaram temple early today morning, followed by the decoration of Lord Ram and the Mahaarti at 1200 hours this noon, which was attended by thousands of devotees.

Many people also kept fast on this day.

(Posted on 08-04-2014)