Sanatan Dharam urges harmony and environmental consciousness during Ram Navami celebrations

Sanatan Dharam urges harmony and environmental consciousness during Ram Navami celebrations

By Karishma Kumari , Rashika Kumar , Mansi Chand
Wednesday 17/04/2024

As many Hindus in Fiji are celebrating the birth of Lord Ram today, the Sanatan Dharam Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji is urging people to live together in harmony as a family.

Sabha President Dhirendra Nand says people need to follow the principles of Lord Ram and should learn about respecting their parents and being righteous.

Many Hindus at this hour are swinging baby cots to signify Lord Ram’s birth and singling Log Geet, Bhajan and Kirtans and dancing as well.

In consideration of the celebration, the Suva City Council has also approved the dispersal of flowers into the sea.

However, in adherence to environmental preservation and civic responsibility, the council is requesting the devotees to refrain from dispersing plastic, papers, or any non-biodegradable materials.

They say their collective mindfulness of the environment is paramount and aim to ensure that this celebration does not contribute to littering or environmental degradation.

They also urge all participants to take proper precautions while at the seaside, especially parents who are requested to supervise their children closely in the water.

Ram Navami is an occasion to honour and celebrate the birth of Lord Ram, who is considered an incarnation of the divine and is a time for prayer, reflection, and spiritual renewal where devotees, fast for 9 days, recite the holy book of Ramayan, visit temples, pray, sing Kirtans, distribute Prasad, do community service and celebrate the Lord Ram’s birth on the last day.

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