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
#MedTwitter #MedEd#navratri2021 pic.twitter.com/0mn2vF5LlG— Ajay Kumar Panwar (@Ajaykumarpnwr97) October 7, 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
Day 1— 3rd wave wali zahar ki pudiya (@aafatkipudia) October 7, 2021
Blessing your TL#Navratri pic.twitter.com/C8jvxiNZwr
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
Devotees throng temples across UP as festival of Navratri begins— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) October 7, 2021
Read @ANI Story | https://t.co/sQcoPnzGcl#Navratri pic.twitter.com/0kYgaCN0A4
Scores of devotees visit Kanaka Durga temple in #AndhraPradesh‘s #Vijayawada as the nine-day #Navratri festival begins today.— NDTV (@ndtv) October 7, 2021
#Mumbai: As temples reopen, CM Uddhav Thackeray along with family members take darshan at Mumbadevi on first day of #Navratri— TOI Mumbai (@TOIMumbai) October 7, 2021
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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
May Maa Durga bless you with peace, inner strength, happiness and prosperity. Wishing you a very blessed and Happy Navratri. #Navratri pic.twitter.com/L4GoE57v00— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 7, 2021
Maa Shailputri : Daughter of Himalaya,— 𝕸ä𝕹ä (@Depshree) October 7, 2021
the first manifestation of Nava Durga.
She holds a Trishul in one hand and a Lotus in the other and rides on Bull.#Navratri pic.twitter.com/hiUFQgdsqj
The aura of this song is something very different , only positive and holy vibes ❤— Delightful Anubhav (@Delightfulstar1) October 7, 2021
Happy #Navratri 🙏 pic.twitter.com/h4TagljNcB
❀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
#Maharashtra: Devotees line up to pray as places of worship reopen; see photos and videos#temples #church #mosques #Mumbai #MumbaDevi #siddhivinayaktemple #Navratri https://t.co/0rB67E3cPE— Free Press Journal (@fpjindia) October 7, 2021
As the light moves, the expressions on the face of the goddess too changes. Wow! #navratri2021 #Viral pic.twitter.com/g983yRREqd— Ashu Das (@Ashu_journlist) October 7, 2021
May Goddess Durga bless you with inner strength, happiness and prosperity. Wishing you a blessed and Happy Navratri.#navratri2021#जय_माता_दी pic.twitter.com/CmHoK5b0l9— Vanshika (@Vanshii03) October 7, 2021
Wishing you all the Devotees of Maa Durga a Very happy #Navratri .— RAVI (@its_me_ravi01) October 7, 2021
Enjoy the Pious 9 days.🙏🙏🙏🙏#navratri2021 pic.twitter.com/6sf4DfMGIo
My Vadodara ❤️— ℛ𝒾𝓉𝒶 𝒫𝒶𝓉ℯ𝓁 ❤️ᵖᵃᵗʳⁱˢᵃ❤️ (@RitSanPat_) October 7, 2021
United Way of Baroda Navratri Mahotsav😘
Maa Durga bless you all.
Happy Navratri Everyone 😊🙏#नवरात्रि #Navratri #happynavratri2021 #RubinaDilaik pic.twitter.com/7xsSanPQFM
Now That’s the spirit !! Ever young at heart.#Navratri pic.twitter.com/YbxoDCwhFu— 𝕂𝕒𝕣𝕞𝕒ℝ𝕒𝕤𝕙𝕚 🇮🇳 (@JyotiKarma7) October 4, 2021
Let us all enjoy the festival while maintaining all precautions.