On the occasion of the start of Navratri, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on Sunday and sent his best wishes for their happiness, good fortune, and health.
“May Shakti Pradayini Maa Durga bring happiness, prosperity, good fortune and good health in everyone’s life. Jai Mata Di!” PM Modi posted on X in Hindi (Formerly Twitter).
During the nine-day Navratri festival, devotees worship Maa Durga’s nine incarnations in order to obtain her blessings. There is a goddess manifestation linked with each day of Navratri.
People maintain ritualistic fasts, recite shlokas dedicated to each goddess, wear new clothing, offer bhog, and clean their homes during these nine days.
In their prayers, they ask the goddess for her favour in order to have prosperous, joyous, and fulfilled lives.
Over the next nine days, devotees offer their prayers to Goddess Durga and observe fasts.The festival of Navratri honours the defeat of the demonic Mahishasura and the triumph of good over evil. The 10th day of Sharad Navratri is celebrated as Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami.
Devotees fast and offer prayers to Goddess Durga over the course of the following nine days.The festival of Navratri celebrates the victory of good over evil and the thwarting of the demonic Mahishasura. The tenth day of Sharad Navratri is observed as Vijaya Dashami or Dussehra. In North India, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh, Ramlila is widely organized during Navratri. The story of Lord Ram’s victory over Ravana is performed during the Ramlila.