Navratri, the great festival of power, worship, and reverence, has started today. Chaitra Navratri has started from today. Chaitra Navratri has special significance in Hinduism. Especially also because it is considered to be the beginning of the Indian New Year. Vikrami Samvat 2079 is starting today. So on this day, the Vaishakhi festival is also celebrated. According to Brahma Purana of Hemadri, Brahma Ji created the earth on the day of Pratipada of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month.
People celebrate this day with double enthusiasm. Nine days of Navratri are dedicated to Mother Adishakti. During these nine days, different forms of Maa Durga are worshipped. Today is the first day of Navratri. Maa Shailputri is worshiped on this day. This holy festival of Navratri is celebrated in different ways in different parts of the country. Especially in Gujarat and Bengal, Navratri is celebrated differently.
From the morning onwards, devotees of the mother are seen in the temples. People worship the mother by fasting for 9 days. However, like last year, this year also the shadow of Corona is seen on Navratri. In some places, following the corona protocol, people are reaching temples in small numbers. So at the same time, some people are worshiping in their homes by lighting the unbroken flame of the mother.
It was more or less the same sight in Delhi’s Kalkaji temple. By managing the time, entry was given to the devotees here.
PM Modi has greeted the countrymen at this festival. While wishing Chaitra Navratri and New year, PM Modi tweeted and wrote – May this auspicious occasion bring joy.
आप सभी को नव संवत्सर की शुभकामनाएं। विक्रम संवत 2079 सबके जीवन में नया उत्साह और नई उमंग लेकर आए।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 2, 2022
At the same time, CM Yogi also wished Chaitra Navratri. CM Yogi said ‘May everyone’s life be full of happiness and prosperity.
हिन्दू नव वर्ष, नव संवत्सर विक्रम संवत 2079 की समस्त प्रदेशवासियों को हार्दिक बधाई और शुभकामनाएं।— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) April 1, 2022
प्रभु श्री राम से प्रार्थना है कि नव वर्ष सबके जीवन में सुख, समृद्धि, संपन्नता और आरोग्यता का संचार करे।
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CM Yogi tweeted and wrote Hearty congratulations and best wishes to all the people of the state on the Hindu New Year, Nav Samvatsar Vikram Samvat 2079. Praying to Lord Shri Ram that the New Year brings happiness, prosperity, prosperity, and health to everyone’s life. May the entire creation glow with the spirit of harmony and cooperation. It is believed that worshiping the mother for 9 days in Navratri fulfills all the wishes. In view of the crowd in the temples, precautions are being taken in the country.