Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Navratri. “Navratri greetings to everyone… On the first day of Navratri, we pray to Maa Shailputri,” Modi tweeted.

The nine-day long festival is dedicated to goddess Durga. Each day, the nine forms of the goddess are worshipped.

The festival will conclude on September 30 with the Dussehra celebrations.

The word ‘Navratri’ means nine nights in Sanskrit, and each day is dedicated to one of the nine goddesses.The preparations are in full swing to welcome the Navratri festival of nine goddesses. Even though this festival is celebrated 2 times a year, there are still many things which people still do not know about.

The word ‘Navratri’ means nine nights in Sanskrit, and each day is dedicated to one of the nine goddesses.

 

First Published | 21 September 2017 10:41 AM
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