Navratri, Festival, Himachal Pradesh

Large number of devotees gathers in Himachal temples to mark the first day of Navratri

With religious sentiments taking over the Covid-19 Pandemic, huge crowds of devotees thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on the first day of Navratri starting today. An official of Chintpurni temple in Una district, Said that in view of the festival, necessary arrangements have been made to stop the spread of corona virus.

He further said that the temple would open for devotees daily from 5 am to 11 pm, with expectation of 15,000-20,000 visits every day. 

Apart from this, thousands of devotees thronged the Naina Devi temple in Bilaspur district, Jwalaji and Chamunda Devi temple in Kangra district, Baba Balak Nath temple in Hamirpur district, and Bhimakali and Hateswari temples in Shimla district.

The temples of the state reopened on 10 September after being closed for nearly six months due to the corona virus outbreak. Those who cannot visit the temple have been advised by the government to seek 'Darshan' of Brajeshwari Devi, Naina Devi, Chintpurni and Jwalaji temples online. They will also be able to opt for online offerings. Apart from this, the famous temple, Mata Chintpurni started home delivery of ‘Prasad Bhog’ in July through India Post.