Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has urged Hindus world over to take a vow on upcoming Ramnavmi to aspire to emulate ideal characteristics of an individual as displayed by “maryada purshottam” Lord Ram. Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, sending Ramnavmi greetings to one billion Hindus of the world in a release today, wished that it brought joy, happiness, blessings and cheer to all.
Ramnavmi, which falls on April 12 this year, celebrates the birth of Lord Ram, 7th avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu. Celebrations, lasting 1-9 days, include bhajan-kirtan-arti, readings from Ramayan and Ramcharitmanas, prasad distribution, processions, worship, decoration of temples, havan, offerings of fruits and flowers, fasting followed by feasting, etc. In India, Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), Bhadrachalam (Andhra Pradesh) and Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu) mark special events.
Hinduism is oldest and third largest religion of the world and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.