The festival of Shri Ramnavami is celebrated on the auspicious occasion of the birth of Lord Shri Ram. After Hanuman Gadhi at Ayodhya, Mahavir Mandir, Patna is visited by the highest number of devotees on the Ramanavami. This year Ramnavami will be celebrated on Tuesday 08th April, 2014. This year since the Ramanavami falls on Tuesday, (8th April, 2014) the number of devotees will be increased considerably.
Since the local police is engaged in ensuring parliamentary poll, the temple is going to negligible police presence the temple management is facing serious problem of regulating devotees. Although it is deploying 300 men from private securities and NGOs it may not be adequate. However, the following arrangements are made for better recognition.
(i) The temple will be opened at 02.00 A.M. and will remain open till 12.00 midnight.
(ii) Those who will carry 'Prasad' (laddoos etc.) and garlands will have to come in queue from north gate and those who come for mere 'darshan' of the deity will just walk in the temple in queue but after 7.00 A.M. from the eastern gate, so that there is more concentration on the devotees with prasad, who stand in queue for hours.
(iii) Like every year this year, too, the Mandir Management has made elaborate arrangements for providing shades for protection from heat from the temple north gate to the G.P.O. Thereafter the queue will go towards R. Block. Here we are trying to get the Park near the G.P.O. for making it the beginning point for the devotees. When it is confirmed, we will inform accordingly.
(iv) There will be 10 C.C.T.Vs. and projectors in the pandal, so that the devotees in the queue will have the darshan of the deity and will see the pace of offerings in the temple.
(v) There will be adequate arrangement for 'sharbat' and water. Two first aid centres and ambulances will be available for providing medical help in any un-foreseen case of eventuality.
(vi) For those who want to come out after of the "darsan" of Hanumanji only, the exit will be the eastern gate and for others it will be in the south towards railway station.
(vii) For expeditious offering of the 'prasad' in the temple eight additional priests have come from Ayodhya and at least four priests will always be available in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple all the time.
(viii) There will be no counter for "Naivedyam" inside the temple premises till the queue is outside temple. All 8 counters will be outside the temple premises during that period. However, in the evening Naivedyam counter will be open within the temple premises.
(ix) Janmotsava (birth- celebration) of Lord Ram will be celebrated at 12.00 noon and the Mahaviri flags will be changed and 'arati' will be performed at the time.
(x) ‘Pongal’ and ‘Rot prasad’ will be offerd to Hanumanji and all deities in the temples at 12:00 hrs.
(xi) The nine-day recital (navah-path) will end and havan will be performed on 08th April, 2014 at 10:00 P.M.
The temple management makes an appeal to devotees to extend all co-operations to the Temple Management for smooth and peaceful conclusion of this pious celebration by coming in the queue.