RAMA stands for “SARVESHU RAMANTE ITI RAMAH” that means which revels in every one of us, the pure light of Consciousness, the Atman, and the self. Lord Ram symbolizes absolute perfection, as he was an ideal son, a perfect husband and a devoted brother. It is believed that reciting the Ramaraksha prayer eleven times daily during these nine days yields benefits like reduction of speech impairment and other ailments and helps gain prosperity. At the holy city of Ayodhya, the birth place of Lord Ram and an exceptionally brilliant place with beautifully decorated temples all over, the festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Pilgrims gather here in huge crowds to worship the lord while others fast throughout the nine days to attain purity, wisdom and ultimately liberation.