"Greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens on the joyous occasion of Ram Navami," the President said. "May the example of Rama as Maryada Purushottam inspire us to achieve nobility in thought, word and deed," he tweeted.

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In a series of tweets, the President said: "May the venerable Lord instill in our people just and righteous conduct in the face of trials and tribulations.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter to wish the people. "Greetings to the people on the occasion of Ram Navami," he said.

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The festival falls in the Shukla Paksha on the Navami, the ninth day of the month of Chaitra according to Hindu calendar. Thus, it is also known as Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami. The day also marks the end of the nine-day Chaitra-Navratri celebrations.

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