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As the holy festival of Navratri began on Tuesday, the lake city is all set to rock the coming nine nights with full fervour and enthusiasm.

People across the city thronged to temples to pay respects to Goddess Durga in order to seek her blessings for peace and prosperity.

On Navratri, each Goddess of Navadurga is worshipped and puja begins with Shailputri Maa and ends with Siddhidhatri Mata.

During the nine days of the festival, the goddess is worshipped in nine spiritual forms that include Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghata, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Ktyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Sidhdhidatri.

Several public Navaratri Mandals have been set up in the city where the festival will be celebrated with full of joy and fervour. Tembhi Naka Navaratri Utsav Mandal, Tulaja Devi Mitra Mandal (Panchpakhadi), Shivai Nagar and Sanskruti Yuva Pratishthan (Samata Nagar) are among the famous mandals in the city which celebrates the festival with a full zeal.

The festival symbolises the triumph of good over evil and is observed to respect Hindu goddess Durga, who represents purity and power.

Navratri, derived from the ancient Sanskrit words ‘nine nights’, is being celebrated this year from October 13 to October 21.

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