Havan poojan concludes in Mahamaya temple on Maha Ashtami

Central Chronicle News
Rajim, Oct 16: On the auspicious occasion of Maha Ashtami festival of Shardiya Navratri, on Wednesday evening, Havan Puja was performed in temples and Durga pandals, with devotion and huge participation, in preparation for which the officials and members of Devi Mandir Management Committee and Nav Durga Utsav Committee had gathered a day before.
In Mahamaya temple, more than one quintal of Sankhala was made for the devotees, while in Mata Jatmai and Ghatarani temples; more than 50 kilograms of Sankhala were made.
The Havan Kund was built right in front of the temple, and to stop the movement of people during the Havan, bamboo circles were put on all the ends of the road.
On the occasion of Maha Ashtami, Goddess Mahamaya Devi and Durga were adorned in special black clothes and their mane were kept dispersed gave a scintillating effect to the idols.
People from all walks of life, especially women folks were seen gathering at the temple with puja material, to mark their devotion on the day of Ashtamai.
It should be noted that Shardiya Navratri had started from Thursday 7th October with Ghat Sthapana and installation of Goddess Durga idols.
Panchami festival was celebrated on 10th October, Sunday, and on this occasion, Kalash was offered to the Goddess in the temples, which will be followed by immersion of the idols and Jawara, which is also to be done in a grand manner.
In the region Durga Visarjan processions are a grand affair with many devotees taking to pierce their cheeks as a token of respect and devotion to the Goddess of power and strength.
On Friday after Navratri, Vijayadashami festival will be celebrated, and in the late evening, a replica of Ravana will be burnt.
Shri Ramlila is also organized in many places especially in rural areas, wherein troupes of artists have been rehearsing in the night for 1 week before the fest.

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