The idols of Goddess decorated across the country have a special charisma as the devotees look at the compassionate goddess during the Navratri festival! The auspicious nine-day period of Navratri began on Saturday and devotees thronged temples to offer prayers and seek blessings of the almighty on the auspicious occasion.
Navratri in Sanskrit means nine nights in which nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped in a particular order. Alongside observing fast and performing various rituals, preparing a special offering for each day holds symbolic significance. Also known as Sharad Navratri, the tenth day of the festival is celebrated as Dussehra or Vijayadashami.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people on the occasion of Navratri. In his message, Mr Modi hoped that the occasion will infuse people with new energy, zeal and enthusiasm. He said that on the first day of Navratri, Goddess Shailputri is worshipped who is a symbol of strength and peace.
Tomorrow onwards, the nation will mark the auspicious occasion of Navratri.
The atmosphere will be festive due to Durga Puja too. I wish my fellow Indians on these special occasions: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 28, 2019