Janakpurdham, April 2
Hindus in Nepal and India are celebrating the annual Ram Nawami festival on Thursday. The festival marks the birth anniversary of Ram, a mythological character in the epic of Ramayana whom Hindus worship as an avatar of Lord Bishnu.
The Janakpur city in Dhanusha district of southeastern Nepal used to celebrate the festival with much fervour every year as Ram’s wife, Sita, is believed to have been born there. Thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India used to visit the place. The city would be crowded with people from one week ago.
However, the city looked deserted today due to the lockdown and travel restrictions imposed in both countries in their bid to control the coronavirus outbreak.
The famous Janaki Temple in Janakpur has been padlocked for the past few days. However, the priest there has been giving daily worships.
Published on April 2nd, Thursday, 2020 4:07 PM
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