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Ram Navami: 13 Stunning Images Of The Hindu Festival CommemoratingThe Birth Of Lord Rama (PICTURES)

09/04/2014 10:58 BST | Updated 09/04/2014 11:59 BST

Hindus around the world have been celebrating the Ram Navami festival.

The event commemorates the birth of Lord Rama, believed to be the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Many Hindus fast on Ram Navami and visit temples where special prayers are offered.

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Indian Hindu devotees carry an idol of Lord Rama in a chariot during a procession in Hyderabad on 8 April

Often a rath yatra takes place, involving the transportation of deities on brightly coloured chariots.

The chariots are usually accompanied by crowds of devotees wearing colourful costumes and chanting praises.

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