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With the Ram Navami festival around,cops were on the move.Security measures were taken and most sensitive areas across the state in Jharkhand.
The festival is scheduled to be celebrated in Jharkhand on Wednesday amid tight security,said the police.
As per the tradition,Ram Navami is the ninth day Chaitra Navratri -the nine days being dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Shakti. The festival is also associated with Lord Ram.In Jharkhand,on this religious occasion,Lord Hanuman is worshiped more populary than the Lord Ram.
Long queues of devotees are visible outside Hanuman temples across the state. Also, the Ram temple at Niwaranpur in Ranchi is going to receive more than one lakh devotees praying to Lord Rama and Hanumana.
Ranchi city has been festooned with saffron flags.
Public ceremonies are an important part of Ram Navami celebrations in the state, necessitating strict security arrangements to prevent any breach of inter-communal peace.
The authorities are extra cautious this time as the festival falls on Friday, the day of public prayers for Muslims.
CCTV cameras and drones are being used to keep a close watch on Ram Navmi processions in Ranchi and other districts of the state.