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Navaratri 2019: Goddess Durga's Festival Celebrations Across India

India | PTI | October 7, 2019, 5:10 pm
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 Devotees offer 'Sandhi Puja' at a community pandel during Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)
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Devotees offer 'Sandhi Puja' at a community pandel during Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees seek blessings from a girl child during 'Kumari Puja' ritual during Maha Ashtami, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)
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Devotees seek blessings from a girl child during 'Kumari Puja' ritual during Maha Ashtami, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Participants take part a 2-km-long Chunari Yatra during the Navratri festival, in Indore. (Image: PTI)
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Participants take part a 2-km-long Chunari Yatra during the Navratri festival, in Indore. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees make a formation of 'Swastik' on the occasion of Maha Aarti on 8th day of Nine-day long Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)
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Devotees make a formation of 'Swastik' on the occasion of Maha Aarti on 8th day of Nine-day long Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

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 An artist dressed as 'Mahakali' performs a stunt with fire during the ongoing Durga Puja festival, in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)
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An artist dressed as 'Mahakali' performs a stunt with fire during the ongoing Durga Puja festival, in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees offer prayers on 'Maha Ashtami' durig Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)
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Devotees offer prayers on 'Maha Ashtami' durig Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 A Devotee holds a candle as he pays his respects in front of an idol of goddess Durga during the 'Durga Puja' festival in Amritsar. (Image: AFP)
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A Devotee holds a candle as he pays his respects in front of an idol of goddess Durga during the 'Durga Puja' festival in Amritsar. (Image: AFP)

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 Thousands of devotees hold Lamps to worship of 'Maha Arti' to Goddess Umiya on Durgashtmi at Umiyadham Temple in Surat. (Image: PTI)
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Thousands of devotees hold Lamps to worship of 'Maha Arti' to Goddess Umiya on Durgashtmi at Umiyadham Temple in Surat. (Image: PTI)

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 A girl dressed up a goddess Durga for 'Kumari Puja' as part of Maha Ashtami celebrations during the ongoing Durga puja festival in Agartala. (Image: PTI)
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A girl dressed up a goddess Durga for 'Kumari Puja' as part of Maha Ashtami celebrations during the ongoing Durga puja festival in Agartala. (Image: PTI)

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 Idols and decoration items made from recycles waste material at a Durga puja pandal in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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Idols and decoration items made from recycles waste material at a Durga puja pandal in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Women blow conch shells at the opening of a Durga puja ‘pandal’ at Kalibari, Guwahati. (Image: PTI)
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Women blow conch shells at the opening of a Durga puja ‘pandal’ at Kalibari, Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

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 Family members decorate a statue of goddess Durga inside their house in Kolkata. (Image: AFP)
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Family members decorate a statue of goddess Durga inside their house in Kolkata. (Image: AFP)

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 People purchase garlands at a wholesale flower market, during ongoing Durga puja festival in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)
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People purchase garlands at a wholesale flower market, during ongoing Durga puja festival in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Artists perform during an inauguration function for the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)
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Artists perform during an inauguration function for the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 A devotee dressed as the goddess Maha Kali performs during Navratri festival celebrations in Ajmer in Rajasthan. (Image: AFP)
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A devotee dressed as the goddess Maha Kali performs during Navratri festival celebrations in Ajmer in Rajasthan. (Image: AFP)

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 A woman decorates a statue of goddess Durga inside her house in Kolkata. (Image: AFP)
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A woman decorates a statue of goddess Durga inside her house in Kolkata. (Image: AFP)

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 Visitors at a community puja pandal to celebrate 'Maha Saptami' of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)
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Visitors at a community puja pandal to celebrate 'Maha Saptami' of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 People take part in a 'Garba' programme on the first day of nine-day long Navrarti celebrations, at Kandivali in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)
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People take part in a 'Garba' programme on the first day of nine-day long Navrarti celebrations, at Kandivali in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees wait in a queue to offer prayers at Khermai Temple on the first day of the Navratri festival in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)
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Devotees wait in a queue to offer prayers at Khermai Temple on the first day of the Navratri festival in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)

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 A artist dressed as Lord Hanuman performs at a Durga Puja event, in Ajmer, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)
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A artist dressed as Lord Hanuman performs at a Durga Puja event, in Ajmer, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 Artists perform during an inauguration function for the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)
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Artists perform during an inauguration function for the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Nepali women perform prayers during 'Kalash Satphna' on the first day of Navratri festival, at Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) ground in Ranchi. (Image: PTI)
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Nepali women perform prayers during 'Kalash Satphna' on the first day of Navratri festival, at Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) ground in Ranchi. (Image: PTI)

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 A priest hold a child as he touches his forehead against the idol of Goddess Maa Alopi Shankari Devi to seek blessings on the first day of Navratri festival, in Prayagraj. (Image: PTI)
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A priest hold a child as he touches his forehead against the idol of Goddess Maa Alopi Shankari Devi to seek blessings on the first day of Navratri festival, in Prayagraj. (Image: PTI)

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 Foreigners wearing Indian traditional attire pose for photograph during an inauguration function for the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)
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Foreigners wearing Indian traditional attire pose for photograph during an inauguration function for the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Artists perform during a procession on the occasion of the first day of Navratri festival at Katra, about 45 kms from Jammu. (Image: PTI)
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Artists perform during a procession on the occasion of the first day of Navratri festival at Katra, about 45 kms from Jammu. (Image: PTI)

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 Artists perform during an inauguration function for the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)
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Artists perform during an inauguration function for the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees arrive to offer prayers at a temple on the first day of the Navratri festival, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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Devotees arrive to offer prayers at a temple on the first day of the Navratri festival, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Participants performs during an event on the first day of nine-day long Navratri festival, in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)
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Participants performs during an event on the first day of nine-day long Navratri festival, in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

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 Artists perform during an inauguration function for the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)
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Artists perform during an inauguration function for the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Artists perform during an inauguration function for the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)
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Artists perform during an inauguration function for the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Artists perform during an inauguration function for the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)
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Artists perform during an inauguration function for the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 Artists stands during an inauguration function for the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)
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Artists stands during an inauguration function for the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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