Bihar CM Nitish Kumar visits Sheetla Mata Mandir on 'Durga Ashtami'

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited Sheetla Mata Mandir here in Patna on the eighth day of Navratri (Ashtami). Sharing details before media, after offering his prayers in the temple, the chief minister expressed his immense happiness over getting a chance to visit the temple this year on Durga Ashtami after missing it last year due to Covid-19.

He said, Although I missed it last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year I am happy to have the opportunity to visit. Goddess Durga and her nine forms are worshipped during Sharad Navratri. Devotees around the world honor Goddess Mahagauri, the eighth avatar or form of Goddess Durga, on the eighth day of Navratri, which takes place on the first day of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month, where the nine days of Maa Durga are celebrated.

The celebrations of Sharad Navratri involve worshipping Goddess Durga and her nine forms. On the eighth day of Navratri, devotees across the country worship Goddess Mahagauri, the eighth avatar or form of Goddess Durga.  Know more, this year Navratri, which started on October 7 and will end on October 14, will last only for eight days as Tritiya  and Chaturthi ( 3rd & 4th day) coincided on October 9.

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