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Maha Navami festival being observed today


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2022 Oct 04, 8:37, Kathmandu
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Maha Navami festival is being observed today by offering special worship to Goddess Durga.

The day is marked as the ninth day of the waxing moon in the month of Asoj as per the lunar calendar. 'Jamara' put for the germination on the day of Ghatasthapana, the first day of the ten-day-long Dashain festival, is offered to Goddesses at different shrines.

Special worship is performed at Dashainghar and Kota as well as different temples of Goddesses where billy goats, ducks, pigeons, and he-buffaloes are sacrificed today. Similarly, Durga Saptashati and Devi Stotra are recited at home as well as in different shrines today.

A large number of devotees gather at various shrines of the country to perform worship today, the last day of Navaratra.

On this day, security forces also perform kot puja or worship of armories.

Similarly, the Taleju temple located at Hanumandhoka in the federal capital is also opened for devotees to pay homage on this day.

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