Photo Feature: Famous International Ramnavami celebration at Hazaribagh, Jharkhand

Ramnavami was celebrated after 5 years in the region due to communal riots in 2016 and Covid-19 restrictions. Given the deployment of over 5000 security personnel to prevent any untoward incident during the festivities this year’s celebrations were conducted peacefully.

Photo Feature: Famous International Ramnavami celebration at Hazaribagh, Jharkhand
Tableau of Lord Hanuman passing through Jama Masjid road at Hazaribagh, Jharkhand during Ramnavami celebration. Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt

People from different parts of Jharkhand attended the world famous Hazaribagh procession organized in the city every year on the occasion of Ram Navami (birth anniversary of Lord Rama). Streets were lined with tableaux of Lord Rama, lord Hanuman, Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna etc. amid chants of Jai Shri Ram, Jai Hanuman, the sound of beating drums and people performing traditional martial arts.

Deputy Commissioner Nancy Sahai and Superintendent of Police Manoj Ratan Chothe along with senior officials were monitoring the Ramnavmi procession at Hazaribagh, Jharkhand on April 12, 2022. Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt

While wielding swords and sticks are a part of the tradition of displaying maneuvering skills, about hundreds suffered minor injuries and few serious cases were treated in health centers and the Hazaribagh district hospital.

Video: Rajeev Bhatt

Deputy Commissioner Nancy Sahai, Superintendent of Police Manoj Ratan Chothe and senior officials were monitoring the procession from an elevated stage, keeping an eye on possible miscreants who could have triggered communal tension during the procession.