SHIMLA:: On Monday, the opening day of the nine-day Navratri celebration honoring Goddess Durga and her nine avatars, large crowds of worshippers from all over the area flocked to temples in Himachal Pradesh.
There was a massive crowd at the well-known temples of Naina Devi in Bilaspur, Chintpurni in Una, Brajeshwari Devi, Jwalaji, and Chamunda Devi in Kangra, Bhimakali and Hateshwari in Shimla, and Baba Balak Nath in Hamirpur. Most of the pilgrims came from Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana, and Punjab. Over 20,000 worshippers are anticipated at the temple every day, according to the official of the Naina Devi shrine. Online "darshan" of temples will be available to devotees, and they would also be able to make contributions.
To control the crowds at all of the well-known shrines, security has been stepped up and closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras have been erected.
Schedule for Shardiya Navratri: This year, Navratri will start on September 26 and last through the Dussehra celebrations on October 5.
The Shubh Muhurat for Shardiya Navratri will start on September 26 between 6.11 am and 7.51 am according to the Hindu calendar and drink panchang.
The Pratipada muhurat will start on September 26, 2022, at around 03.23 am, and end on September 27, 2022, at 03.08 am.
This year, on September 26, 2022, the Ghatasthapana muhurat will run from 6.11 to 7.51.
Last but not least, the Ashtami Puja tithi will start on October 2 at 6:47 PM and end on October 3 at 4:37 PM.