Devotees throng Temples on the eve of Navratras

Oct 05, 2013 12:27 | Health & Religion

Kangra:Arun Soni: Devotees across Himachal Pradesh gathered at temples  to pay their obeisance on the eve of Navratras. The nine-day- long Navratars, considered by Hindus as a holy period and they in mark of respect do fasting and take Swastik food.

The Chamuda Mata Temple at Kangra district,the hilltop Naina Devi temple in Bilaspur district, Chintpurni temple in Una district and Jwalaji and Brajeshwari Devi temples in Kangra district witnessed a huge rush, with a majority of devotees from Punjab and Haryana.

Around 20,000 to 25,000 devotees will be visiting the temples daily during the Navratras and it will be a difficult task for the authorities to keep a check on the unwanted activities.
Himachal Pradesh Government has deployed security personnel, comprising police and home guard jawans, to manage the crowd.

However, the ban on offering coconuts would continue at all the prominent temples as a precautionary measure against terror attacks.

People would be able to watch live "darshan" of Brajeshwari and Jwalaji temples on and Naina Devi on and would also be able to offer online offerings.