PM greets people on day 1 of Navratri

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File photo)

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today extended his greetings to people on the first day of Navratri festival and wished them peace, happiness and prosperity.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi wrote, “Many congratulations on the auspicious festival of Navratri. May jagat janani Ma Jagadamba bring happiness, peace and prosperity to all of you. Jai Mata Di!”.

In another tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Pranams to Maa Shailputri on Day 1 of Navratri. With her blessings, may our planet be safe, healthy and prosperous. May her blessings give us strength to bring a positive change in the lives of the poor and downtrodden.”

The nine-day long festival is dedicated to the various forms of Goddess Durga and her nine forms.

Navratri is celebrated in different ways across the country. Over the next nine days, devotees offer their prayers to Goddess Durga and observe fasts.

The festival has begun today with Shailputri puja, and will end on October 26 with Vijay Dashami and Durga visarjan.