Political leaders have wished citizens on the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami on Saturday. On the spring festival celebrating the birth of Lord Ram, many Ram devotees visit temples, while many worship miniature idols of infant Rama which are bathed and clothed, before being placed in a cradle. The ceremony is often accompanied by Ram Katha recitals (stories of Ram), or a devotional discourse. Some also observe a fast on Ram Navami.
Here are some of the greetings, including by the President, Prime Minister, and other leaders:
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has wished citizens, reminding everyone to strive for nobility and to build fraternity in society.
Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu has also tweeted:
The Prime Minister's tweet:
Other top ministers have also wished the country a 'peaceful and happy Ram Navami':
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's office has also sent in its wishes: