Ram Navami celebrations across India

Published on Apr 05, 2017 05:41 PM IST
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Artists dressed as characters of Ramayana performing during a road show on the occasion of the 9th day of Navratri at Hanuman Temple near Kempegowda Railway Station in Bengaluru on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Ram Navami is being celebrated on two days this year as many people celebrate the occasion according to when the lunar calendar shifts into the ninth day, or when the sun rises on the ninth day depending on their interpretation. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 05, 2017 05:41 PM IST

Artists dressed as characters of Ramayana performing during a road show on the occasion of the 9th day of Navratri at Hanuman Temple near Kempegowda Railway Station in Bengaluru on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Ram Navami is being celebrated on two days this year as many people celebrate the occasion according to when the lunar calendar shifts into the ninth day, or when the sun rises on the ninth day depending on their interpretation. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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An artist dressed as Lord Ram rides pillion on a scooter before a road show on the occasion 9th day of Navratri at a Hanuman Temple near Kempegowda Railway Station in Bengaluru on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 05, 2017 05:41 PM IST

An artist dressed as Lord Ram rides pillion on a scooter before a road show on the occasion 9th day of Navratri at a Hanuman Temple near Kempegowda Railway Station in Bengaluru on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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Artists dressed as characters of Ramayana performing amid traffic during a road show on the occasion 9th day of Navratri at a Hanuman Temple near Kempegowda Railway Station in Bengaluru. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 05, 2017 05:41 PM IST

Artists dressed as characters of Ramayana performing amid traffic during a road show on the occasion 9th day of Navratri at a Hanuman Temple near Kempegowda Railway Station in Bengaluru. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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A man carries his daughter, dressed as Kumari, on a bicycle, as they arrive to attend rituals to celebrate the Navratri Festival, inside the Adyapeath Temple, on the outskirts of Kolkata, April 5, 2017. (REUTERS)
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A man carries his daughter, dressed as Kumari, on a bicycle, as they arrive to attend rituals to celebrate the Navratri Festival, inside the Adyapeath Temple, on the outskirts of Kolkata, April 5, 2017. (REUTERS)

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A girl dressed as Kumari, sipping a soft drink as she sits on stairs after attending rituals to celebrate the Navratri Festival inside the Adyapeath Temple, on the outskirts of Kolkata. (REUTERS)
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A girl dressed as Kumari, sipping a soft drink as she sits on stairs after attending rituals to celebrate the Navratri Festival inside the Adyapeath Temple, on the outskirts of Kolkata. (REUTERS)

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Devotees reciting the verses from the holy books, on Asthami, the eighth day of the festival of Navratri at Mata Mandir, in New Delhi. Asthami is the eighth day of the festival of Navratri, when prayers are offered to the Goddess in her various forms. It is followed by Ram Navami a day later, celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ram. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 05, 2017 05:41 PM IST

Devotees reciting the verses from the holy books, on Asthami, the eighth day of the festival of Navratri at Mata Mandir, in New Delhi. Asthami is the eighth day of the festival of Navratri, when prayers are offered to the Goddess in her various forms. It is followed by Ram Navami a day later, celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ram. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

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A devotees offer prayers inside a cave on Asthami, the eighth day of the festival of Navratri at Mata Mandir, in New Delhi. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
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A devotees offer prayers inside a cave on Asthami, the eighth day of the festival of Navratri at Mata Mandir, in New Delhi. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

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Devotees seeking blessings by touching feet of 'Kumari Kanya' (young girls) on the occasion of Ram Navami at Dakshineswar Ramkrishna Sangha Adyapeath, Dakshineswar, in Kolkata on Wednesday. More than 2000 girls participated in the Hindu festival that is observed after a nine days long fasting ritual. (PTI)
Published on Apr 05, 2017 05:41 PM IST

Devotees seeking blessings by touching feet of 'Kumari Kanya' (young girls) on the occasion of Ram Navami at Dakshineswar Ramkrishna Sangha Adyapeath, Dakshineswar, in Kolkata on Wednesday. More than 2000 girls participated in the Hindu festival that is observed after a nine days long fasting ritual. (PTI)

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Women sing prayers for Lord Ram on the occasion of Ram Navami at Wadala in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 05, 2017 05:41 PM IST

Women sing prayers for Lord Ram on the occasion of Ram Navami at Wadala in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

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