New Delhi. From today onwards, the Shardiya Navaratri has started. The atmosphere in the country has become devotional and the voice of Jai Mata Di is being heard everywhere. Many cities across the country have decorated and devotees thronged to visit the Goddess. This time Navaratri will run till October 18. In these days of Navratri, Devotees offer prayers to these 9 forms of Deity- Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmandra, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri.
The divine nine days of Navratri are considered in the Hindu religion as the worship days due to which the Goddess blesses them. Following the festivity of Shardhiya Navratri from October 10 this year also preparations are being made with great fervor throughout the country. You must know that in this Navratri, Mother is worshiped in Gujarat and Garuda Pooja of Bengal is also worth seeing.
Here with the help of the leading news agency ANI we collected several visuals of various famous temples of India -
Jammu and Kashmir: Devotees throng Vaishno Devi temple in Katra to offer prayers on the first day of Navaratri
Varanasi: Devotees offer prayers at Durga Mandir on the first day of #Navaratri.
Mumbai: Visuals from Mumba Devi Temple on the first day of Navaratri
Delhi: Devotees throng Kalkaji Mandir on the first day of Navaratri
Delhi: 'Aarti' being performed at Jhandewalan Temple on the first day of festivity season