People living in Mumbai were among those who headed to the city’s temples to celebrate Ram Navami.

Residents in Mumbai have been heading to the city’s temples in order to mark the religious festival of Ram Navami.

The festival is celebrated across the country to mark the birth of Lord Ram who, according to mythology, was the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

As part of the celebrations, devotees attended the temples, where highly decorative and colourful idols of the baby Ram were put in place while prayers were recited.

The most important part of the day was at 12:10 local time, when the Lord was said to have been born and the celebrations begin, lasting through to the late evening.

Offerings were put forward for Lord Ram, including fruit and flowers which were left in the temples.

Many people will also fast throughout the day or choose to eat just vegetarian food.

While some people will celebrate the event for just one day, others will mark the nine days leading up to the event with special prayers.

Written by Erin Marshall

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