A nine day long festival Navratra begins on 30.09.2008

Navratra begins with worship of Shailputri

With the end of Pitra Paksha on Monday (29.09.08), the citizens of Varanasi switched over to festive mood to celebrate Shardiya Navratra beginning from Tuesday (30.09.08).

The devotees throng the temple of Shailputri, one of the nine forms of Goddess Durga, in Alaipura locality on the first day of Navratra to offer prayers.

Devotees at the Shailputri temple on the first day of Navratra.

Heavy rush of people was seen in the market for the purchase of puja articles.

Faithfuls lined up to offer prayers to Goddess Shailputri.

Devotees waiting for their turn patiently to offer prayer.

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