Navaratra

Women conduct 'Kumari Puja', a ritual of worshiping girls as goddess, on the occasion of Ramnavami festival at the Dakhineswar Adyapith temple in Kolkata. (PTI)
Women conduct 'Kumari Puja', a ritual of worshiping girls as goddess, on the occasion of Ramnavami festival at the Dakhineswar Adyapith temple in Kolkata. (PTI)
A priest offers 'aarti' on the occasion of Ramnavami festival at the Sitaram temple in Ajmer. (PTI)
A priest offers 'aarti' on the occasion of Ramnavami festival at the Sitaram temple in Ajmer. (PTI)
Devotees stand in a queue to worship on the occasion of Ramnavami festival at the Mahaveer temple in Patna. (PTI)
Devotees stand in a queue to worship on the occasion of Ramnavami festival at the Mahaveer temple in Patna. (PTI)
Priests offer holy bath to statues of Lord Rama, Laxman and Sita on the occasion of Ramnavami festival at a temple in Ahmedabad. (PTI)
Priests offer holy bath to statues of Lord Rama, Laxman and Sita on the occasion of Ramnavami festival at a temple in Ahmedabad. (PTI)
A view of the Mahaveer temple, where people gather to worship on the occasion of Ramnavami festival in Patna. (PTI)
A view of the Mahaveer temple, where people gather to worship on the occasion of Ramnavami festival in Patna. (PTI)
A girl attends a prayer ceremony to mark the Navaratra festival in Chandigarh. (Reuters)
A girl attends a prayer ceremony to mark the Navaratra festival in Chandigarh. (Reuters)
A devotee performs a spiritual dance during the Navaratra festival in Jammu. (Reuters)
A devotee performs a spiritual dance during the Navaratra festival in Jammu. (Reuters)
A devotee performs a spiritual dance during the Navratra festival in Jammu. (Reuters)
A devotee performs a spiritual dance during the Navratra festival in Jammu. (Reuters)
Hindu women pray outside the Alopi Devi temple after bathing in the Ganges River, in Allahabad. (AP)
Hindu women pray outside the Alopi Devi temple after bathing in the Ganges River, in Allahabad. (AP)
A devotee touches a cloth hung from the wall of a Hindu temple as she worships during the Navratra festival in Jammu. (Reuters)
A devotee touches a cloth hung from the wall of a Hindu temple as she worships during the Navratra festival in Jammu. (Reuters)
Pendants displaying pictures of Hindu gods and goddesses on sale outside a temple during the Navaratra festival in Jammu. (Reuters)
Pendants displaying pictures of Hindu gods and goddesses on sale outside a temple during the Navaratra festival in Jammu. (Reuters)
A devotee walks into the polluted Tawi river to immerse barley shoots on the eighth day of the Navaratra festival in Jammu. (AP)
A devotee walks into the polluted Tawi river to immerse barley shoots on the eighth day of the Navaratra festival in Jammu. (AP)
Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda accompanied by his wife Asha Hooda pay obeisance on the occasion of first Navaratra at Shri Mata Mansa Devi temple, in Panchkula. (PTI)
Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda accompanied by his wife Asha Hooda pay obeisance on the occasion of first Navaratra at Shri Mata Mansa Devi temple, in Panchkula. (PTI)
A priest gives prasad to a women during the first day of Navaratra, at Durganag temple in Srinagar. (PTI)
A priest gives prasad to a women during the first day of Navaratra, at Durganag temple in Srinagar. (PTI)
Workers dye kalawa (sacred thread) in Allahabad with its rising  demand during the Navaratra festival. (PTI)
Workers dye kalawa (sacred thread) in Allahabad with its rising demand during the Navaratra festival. (PTI)

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