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Neha Joshi fondly remembers her grandma reciting passages from Ramayana on Ram Navami

Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Ahead of Ram Navami, actress Neha Joshi reminisced about her childhood memories and shared how her grandmother used to recite the Ramayana. Lord Ram’s birth on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month is celebrated with enthusiasm. Devotees dedicate nine days to worshipping the nine forms of Goddess Durga during Chaitra Navratri.

Neha, who plays Krishna Devi Vajpayee in ‘Atal’, expressed, “Ram Navami is celebrated with great enthusiasm, reflecting the deep reverence for Lord Ram. During my childhood, I remember staying up all night to attend the nearby temple, where celebrations would be in full swing. During the nine days of Navratri, I visit the temple and seek Maa Durga’s blessings.”

She mentioned, “The ninth day of Chaitra Navratri is Ram Navami, celebrated as Lord Ram’s birthday. My grandmother recited the Ramayana, passing down the cultural and spiritual significance of Ram Navami to younger generations. It brings communities together in worship, reflection, and celebration of the virtues embodied by Lord Ram.”

Neha added, “Ram Navami is a joyous occasion inspiring devotees to lead a life of righteousness, compassion, and devotion. It serves as a reminder of Lord Ram’s eternal values, encouraging individuals to embrace dharma (righteousness) and serve others. ‘Atal’ airs at 8 p.m. on &TV.”

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