Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister, stated that “Sanatana Dharma has always accepted evil powers as a challenge and worked for the welfare of the country and its people” on the occasion of “Maha Navami,” the ninth day of Shardiya Navratri.
“Tomorrow is the festival of Vijaya Dashmi. It is a festival of the victory of Dharma, truth, and justice. In every era and in every situation, whenever evil powers seem to be more influential, Sanatana Dharma has always accepted those evil powers as a challenge and worked for the welfare of the country and its people. And also guides the way to humanity,” CM Yogi said.
Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister, washed maidens’ feet as part of a Kanya Pujan and offered prayers to the “Matri Shakti” (mother power) on Monday in Gorakhpur. Nine girls were worshipped as “Gorakshpeethadhishwar,” representing the nine forms of the goddess Durga. Girls were made to stand in a metal plate as Yogi washed their feet, put a “roli tilak” on their foreheads, and performed their “Aarti” while mantras were chanted as part of the ritual. Following the puja, Yogi Adityanath personally served these girls with freshly prepared meals prepared in the kitchen of the Gorakhnath temple. In addition to these nine girls, the Chief Minister offered worship and an aarti for the many other girls and boys who had come.
The CM gave them ‘Dakshina’ (donations) and gifts while seeking their blessings during the Kanya Pujan organised in the Gorakhnath Temple. Following tradition, the Chief Minister also performed Batuk Puja. Batuks are manifestations of Kal Bhairav.