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Navami celebrates the birth of Lord Rama, son of King Dasharatha of Ayodhya.
Rama was an incarnation of Vishnu and the hero of the Ramayana, the Sanskrit epic of 24,000 stanzas.
A continuous recital of the book takes place for about a week prior to the celebration and on the day itself, the highlights of the story are read in the temple.
The festival is a focal point for moral reflection and being especially charitable to others.