Kathmandu, April 14
Hindus celebrated Ram Nawami festival across the nation by worshipping Lord Ram today.
This festival commemorates the birth of Lord Ram who was born to the then Ayodhya King Dashrath and his first queen Kaushalya.
Lord Ram is considered the seventh incarnation of the god Bisnhu.
As per Hindu mythology, it was Lord Ram who triumphed over Ravana, the then King of Lanka, a symbol of demonic and evil powers, and established peace and harmony in society.
The ninth day of the bright lunar fortnight (Shukla Paksha) in the month of Chaitra is celebrated as Ram Nawami.
Hindus believe that Ram, considered as an ideal man and the embodiment of perfect manhood and high morale, was born in the Treta Yuga, for the protection of virtue.
People thronged Ram Mandir in Battisputali and other shrines across the country from the wee hours to observe the festival. Devotees visit the temples of Lord Ram and perform special puja during this festival.
A version of this article appears in print on April 15, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.