Ram Nawami, the birthday celebration of Shree Ram—a divine figure in Hinduism who saved this earth by killing devil ‘Ravana’, is being celebrated throughout the country and Hindus across the world amidst full zeal and zest on Tuesday.

Janaki Mandir in Janakpurdham

According to the lunar calendar the festival falls on the ninth day of waxing moon in the month of Chaitra.

Hindu devotees celebrate this religious devotion and gaiety by observing fast, singing devotional songs and offering prayers in their homes and nearby temples.

Thousands of devotees, including from India, have flocked to Janakpurdham to offer their prayers at the Ram Janaki Temple in Dhanusha district to mark the festival.

Ancient Janakpur was the birthplace of Sita, the better half of Lord Ram.

Devotees have organized special religious functions and bhajan (hymns) sessions.

The government has declared today a public holiday to mark the festival.

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