Festivals of India – Ram Navami in Ranchi
April 16, 2016
Lord Vishnu takes birth on this Bhuloka (Earth) in any form whenever the Adharma (Evil) reigns over Dharma(Good). Lord Rama is considered to be the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu. Lord Rama‘s birth is celebrated by Hindus as Ram Navami or Rama Navami, on the ninth day of the shukla paksha in the month of Chaitra (Hindu Calendar). It is a among the major festivals of India.
Ram Navami or Rama Navami is a major Hindu festival celebrated across various parts of India. In Jharkhand it is typically characterised by processions decorated with saffron flag. So high is the significance of the flag that the festival is also know as ‘jhanda‘ which literally means flag. The mob also displays some primary weapons and some form of martial arts.
I got the opportunity to click a few photographs of the possessions. Clicking photographs in low light is always a challenge. But, challenges are good!
You may find some more details about the festival in Indrosphere.
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