Devotees visit temples across India on the first day of Navratri; See pics

The nine-day-long auspicious festival of Navratri starts from today. The nine days dedicated to the nine different forms of Durga or feminine power is one of the most celebrated festivals in India. Maa Durga is worshipped in nine forms and each day is dedicated to one of her avatars.  The first night of Navratri is dedicated to Shailputri, the daughter of the mountains.

Oct 17, 2020, 09:06 AM IST

The nine-day-long auspicious festival of Navratri starts from today. The nine days dedicated to the nine different forms of Durga or feminine power is one of the most celebrated festivals in India.

Maa Durga is worshipped in nine forms and each day is dedicated to one of her avatars.  The first night of Navratri is dedicated to Shailputri, the daughter of the mountains.

This time India is celebrating Navratri amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Devotees were seen visiting temple for worship following COVID-19 guidelines. The temples in India have recently opened after remaining shut for nearly six months.

Here's a glimpse of different temples across India on the first day of Navratri.

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Jhandewalan Temple in Delhi

Jhandewalan Temple in Delhi

Devotees visit Jhandewalan Temple in Delhi to offer prayers on the first day of Navratri.

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Mumba Devi Temple in Mumbai on first day of Navratri

Mumba Devi Temple in Mumbai on first day of Navratri

Devotees visit Mumba Devi Temple in Mumbai to offer prayers on the first day of Navaratri today. (ANI photo)

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Kanpur's Vaibhav Lakshmi & Durga temple

Kanpur's Vaibhav Lakshmi & Durga temple

Kanpur: Devotees offer their prayers at city's Vaibhav Lakshmi & Durga temple on the first day of Navratri. (ANI photo)

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Kalka Ji Temple in Delhi on the first day of Navratri.

Kalka Ji Temple in Delhi on the first day of Navratri.

Kalka Ji Temple in Delhi on the first day of Navratri.

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Devotees queue up outside Delhi's Kalka Ji Temple

Devotees queue up outside Delhi's Kalka Ji Temple

Delhi: Devotees queue up outside Kalka Ji Temple to offer their prayers on the first day of Navratri. (ANI photo)  

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Jhandewalan Temple in Delhi decorated with flowers on the first day of Navratri.

Jhandewalan Temple in Delhi decorated with flowers on the first day of Navratri.

Jhandewalan Temple in Delhi decorated with flowers on the first day of Navratri.

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Devotees visit Jhandewalan Temple in Delhi to offer prayers on the first day of Navratri.

Devotees visit Jhandewalan Temple in Delhi to offer prayers on the first day of Navratri.

Devotees visit Jhandewalan Temple in Delhi to offer prayers on the first day of Navratri.

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