Morning arti was performed at the famous Jhandewalan temple in Delhi on Tuesday morning on the occassion of the fourth day of Navratri.
On day 4, devotees across the country worship Goddess Kushmanda, the fourth avatar of Goddess Durga.
Entry of devotees to the Jhandewalan temple is allowed from 4:00 am to 12:00 pm. Mantras are being chanted by priests and holy songs are being played out inside temple premises.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic has dampened the festivities as there is a huge decrease in the number of devotees arriving at the temple for offering prayers. Temple authorities are adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Navratri is an auspicious nine days festival which is celebrated by Hindus all over the world with great enthusiasm and fervour. Navratras are celebrated in the honour of Maa Durga, the warrior form of the Goddess, the festival signifies the win of good over evil.
Also known as Sharad Navratri, the occasion is believed to mark Goddess Durga’s victory over demon Mahishasura, signifying the victory of good over evil.The 10th day of Sharad Navratri is celebrated as Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami.