Ram Navami celebrated with religious fervour

Rohan Fernandes

Hindu priests chanting hymns of Lord Rama during Ram Janmotsav at a temple (Ram Mandap) in Ribandar.

Goa|Devotion|Ram Navami|Ribandar | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

Hundreds of devotees visited temples and offered prayers on the occasion of Ram Navami.

Goa|Devotion|devotees| Ribandar | Photo : Rohan Fernandes

Devotees seen accepting tirtha prasad after offering prayers at Lord Rama's temple.

Goa|Devotion|Tirtha| Ribandar | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

A small idol of Lord Rama is placed in a cradle to mark his birth.

Goa|Devotional|cradle|Ribandar | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

A kirtankar sings a kirtan (musical story telling) extolling Lord Rama.

Goa|Devotional|Kirtan| Ribandar | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

The entrance of the Ram temple at Ribandar was decked up with garlands and other decorative material on the occasion.

Goa|Devotional|Decoration|Ribandar | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

The temple area decorated with saffron flags to mark the occasion.

Goa|Devotion|Saffron|Ribandar | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

Local women selling garlands, incense sticks and bananas to the devotees outside the temple.

Goa|Devotion|Vendors| Ribandar | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

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