Thursday, April 14, 2016
In a first, Ram Navmi revelry to air live on DD
For the first time, state broadcaster Doordarshan will give a live telecast of Ram Navmi celebrations from Kanak Bhavan in Ayodhya on April 15.
"The tradition of Lord Rama's birth at Kanak Bhavan, the oldest temple in Ayodhya, would be shown live on Doordarshan's Bharti and UP channels," said senior programme executive at Lucknow Doordarshan, Atma Prakash Mishra. "Since Lord Rama was born at 12 noon, the telecast would be done from 11.30am to 12.30pm," Mishra added.Seers in Ayodhya welcomed the announcement.
Jagadguru Ram Dineshacharya of the Ramanand sect said only the lucky devotees get to see Rama's birth and it is no less than a pilgrimage . "Even Lord Shiva came down on the earth and wandered in the bylanes of Ayodhya to catch a glimpse of these rituals," he said.Citing a shlok by Tulsidas (jahi din ram janam shruti gawen, teerath sakal tahan chali awen), he said, "all the pilgrimages came to ayodhya to be a part of the occasion. And therefore, anyone who gets a chance to see this, carries with him the advantage of visiting all the pilgrim places in one go."
Groups working to promote Ayodhya on the tourist map also expressed happiness over the live telecast. Sri Saryu Avadh Balak Sewa Samiti member Ashish Mishra said that there was so much to learn from Rama's birth. "Rama was born at noon and it is believed that his birth implies for a balance in life," he said.The telecast would also include several short films on temples in Ayodhya like Nageshwar Nath and Hanuman Garhi. The films would also depict the tradition of Saryu Darshan and glimpses of life in the temple town.
Source & credit :http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/In-a-first-Ram-Navmi-revelry-to-air-live-on-DD/articleshow/51802544.cms
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