It's the first day of Navratri today. People are all set to enjoy the Navratri & Durga Puja celebrations. Many temples have opened following the Covid precautions.
The nine-day festival is celebrated in India in diverse ways. Each day is dedicated to the avatar of Goddess Durga with different colours.
Here's how the first day of Navratri looks like across various parts of India.
Jammu and Kashmir: Marking the first day of Navratri, a large no of devotees arrive in Katra to seek blessings & darshan of Mata Vaishno Devi— ANI (@ANI) October 7, 2021
"Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan is beautifully decorated & feeling happy to seek blessings on the first day of Navratri," says a devotee pic.twitter.com/wN4nVImHBG
We've organised a 'Shobha Yatra' depicting 9 forms of goddess Durga along with other gods' tableaux. I request everyone to celebrate this festival with covid appropriate behaviour: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer pic.twitter.com/pV9J4WKX0E— ANI (@ANI) October 7, 2021
Marking the first day of #Navratri, a large number of devotees arrive in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir to seek blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi.— NDTV (@ndtv) October 7, 2021
"Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan is beautifully decorated & I feel happy to seek blessings on the first day of Navratri," says a devotee.
HP | Mata Bajreshwari Temple, Kangra ready to welcome devotees as Navratri begins today— ANI (@ANI) October 7, 2021
No. of devotees allowed will be as per COVID guidelines. Devotees visiting from outside the state need to carry a negative RT-PCR report or vaccination certificate: Dist. Collector Kangra pic.twitter.com/Sa9s6HOcyE
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar offers prayers at Siddhi Vinayak Ganapati temple, Mumbai.— ANI (@ANI) October 7, 2021
Today also marks the first day of 'Navratri', which will continue till October 15. pic.twitter.com/mWmEM3NcZX
#WATCH | 'Ambe Gauri Aarti' being performed at Delhi's Jhandewalan temple, to mark the first day of Navratri that starts today. The nine-day festival will continue till October 15. pic.twitter.com/1mZeqOEpCK— ANI (@ANI) October 6, 2021
And the day comes tomorrow few hours idk how much y'all are excited but Ig my gujarati peeps are the one who were waiting for this day since so long "Halo Garba karva Amari jode😉🥳♥️" navratri is finally here 🥳🌈💫#Navratri pic.twitter.com/cT7tbpJUgp— 𝑺𝒉𝒓𝒖♡̷̷ˎˊʜʙᴅ sᴀᴍ💓 (@_unicxrngurl_) October 6, 2021
#Watch: Ahead of #Navratri festival, #Mumbaikars head to famous #Dadar market to shop.— Free Press Journal (@fpjindia) October 6, 2021
Visuals from Dadar flower market
📸BL Soni #NavratriSpecial #NavratriShopping #Navaratri2021 #DurgaPuja #DurgaPuja2021 #Mumbai pic.twitter.com/y8L3JuB0Yv
Assam: Devotees visit Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati as nine-day Navratri festival begins today— ANI (@ANI) October 7, 2021
"It holds importance this year as we didn't celebrate it for last year due to COVID induced lockdown.I hope it's celebrated in full swing," says Dhiraj Kumar Jain,a devotee from Guwahati pic.twitter.com/9xpeJPhADi
Om Aim Hreem Kleem Chamundaye Viche .— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) October 7, 2021
On this cheerful event of #Navratri, I pray you get blessed with the tenderness of love and lots of success and happiness. Happy Navratri !
Jai Maa Ambe ! pic.twitter.com/vH9yEgJFst
❀नवरात्रि❀— 𝕸𝖆𝖓𝖎𝖘𝖍 𝕾𝖍𝖆𝖍 ⚡ (@iamdavid_01501) October 7, 2021
May your home is blessed with the lotus feet of Maa Durga which bring into your life eternal happiness and smiles. Wishing a very Happy Navratri 💞 #Navratri pic.twitter.com/kEzGRO3ft3
Let us all enjoy the festival while maintaining all precautions.