Ayodhya, Apr 8 UNI | 4 months ago

The festival of Ram Navami, which marks the birth of Lord Ram, was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety in the temple town of Ayodhya -- His birth place.

Lakhs of devotees thronged the tastefully decorated temples and offer prayers to mark the occasion. According to Sub Divisional Magistrate and mela in-charge Dr Arvind Kumar, an estimated 25 lakh devotees performed the holy bathing ritual and paied obeisance at the temples. A sea of worshippers took a dip in the Saryu river and visited the various temples. The renowned Kanak Bhawan, Hanumangari and Nageshwar Nath temples witness the huge rush, he informed. The annual fair was also organised on the banks of the river.

Special prayers were offered at mid-day, when Lord Ram is supposed to have been born.

Stringent security arrangements were also made on the occasion.

(Posted on 08-04-2014)