Navaratra festival marking worship of Goddess Durga begins today

The festival of Navaratra, which marks the worship of Goddess Durga, began today. On the first day of Navaratri, Devi Durga is worshiped as Shailaputri.

In Jammu and Kashmir, Navaratra which marks the worship of Goddess Durga, began today with religious fervour and gaiety. Devotees are thronging to temples to offer their prayers. On the first day of Navratri, Devi Durga is worshipped as Shailputri.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended greetings on the auspicious occasion of Navratri. In a tweet, Mr Modi hoped that Maa Jagdamba will bring happiness, peace and prosperity to all.