Bhubaneswar: Huge enthusiasm marked celebrations of holy festival of Ram Navami Ram Navami, the birth of Lord Rama, as devotees in large numbers turned up at various temples across the state to offer prayers and seek blessings of the God.
Musical recitals of Ramcharitmanas and Ram Katha Amrit were organised in various shrines in Bhubaneswar to celebrate the birth anniversary of Lord Ram.
In the capital city, Ram Navami celebrations began with gaiety and fervour at Ram Mandir, as hundreds of devotees lined up to offer their prayers to Lord Ram, Lakshman and Devi Sita at the famous Ram Mandir. Security was tightened to ensure a smooth darshan of the God.
In Cuttack, special arrangements have been made at Chahata ghat temple. Bhajan programme is scheduled to be organised in the evening.
Ram Navami falls on the ninth day of the Hindu lunar year or Navaratri and is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Rama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.