Ramnavmi Celebrated with Oomph and Grandeur in Jharkhand

Ranchi: After a gap of two years on account of Covid-19 a sea of people came out on the streets of the capital city of Ranchi and elsewhere in Jharkhand as the pious festival Ramnavmi was celebrated with Oomph and Grandeur in the state on Sunday. Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais, Chief Minister Hemant Soren, and leaders cutting across party lines also wished the people on the occasion.

The Chief Minister also reached the historic Tapovan Mandir located in Niwaranpur of the capital where he paid his obeisance to Lord Ram and also extended his best wishes to the crowd. Ramnavmi is celebrated to mark the occasion of the birth of Lord Ram.

However, due to Coronavirus for the last two years, the celebrations in the state had remained subdued but this time around things had changed completely as due to declining in Covid-19 cases the government had allowed the procession to be taken out but had banned the use of DJ or playing prerecorded music.

Across the state police had deployed 10,000 Additional jawans to prevent any untoward incident while in several areas drone cameras were deployed to keep an eye on the situation. Senior police officers right from the ranks of ADG to SPs were deputed in important districts of the state to make sure that no untoward incident takes place.

During the day which also coincides with Mahanavmi of Chaitra Navratri, a huge crowd of people was witnessed across prominent temples of the state and at Puja Pandals to offer obeisance to the deity. After performing puja in their homes people put up flags having pictures of Lord Hanuman popularly known as Mahavir Patakas on their rooftops, courtyards and places of worship.

Later in the afternoon in the capital processions from various Akharas accompanied by a huge crowd of people descended on the streets of Ranchi and along with the sounds of musical bands, Tasa party and traditional musical instruments walked their way towards the Albert Ekka Chowk.

Many social and religious organizations had also put up their stalls all the way from Ratu Road to Albert Ekka Chowk and finally to Tapovan Mandir offering ‘Sharbat’, juices, fruits, ‘chana’ and water to the people who were part of the procession.

Such was the turnout on the roads that only heads of the human beings and big, small, large Mahaviri Patakas were visible on the streets. In the districts of Jamshedpur Dhanbad, Bokaro, Dumka and Deoghar similar scenes were witnessed.

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