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Uttar Pradesh (Ram Navmi)

  • Ram Navmi is the festival which originally evolved from the state of UP.
  • The festival marks the birth anniversary of God Rama.
  • It is celebrated with worship of girls and other females of the society.
  • Lord Rama is an avatar of Lord Vishnu who came down to earth to battle the invincible Ravana in human form.
  • The story of Lord Rama as told in the great epic Ramayana is one that most Indians know irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
  • Lord Rama is a legendary figure, the epitome of all that is good and true, the man who vanquished the demon king Ravana.
  • Lord Rama is not just a hero, but has been given the status of a god by the Hindus.
  • Therefore, it comes as no surprise that his birth is celebrated year after year with great pomp and enjoyment.
  • On the ninth day after the new moon in Sukul Paksh (the waxing moon), which falls sometime in the month of April.

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