Ludhiana: As it was the first day of nine divine days. There was massive rush to offer morning prayers in temples and was a busy day for priests for the first day prayers and devotees were seen large in number for offering prayers. Devotees this time turned out with different and heavy Vastras (attires) for God and Goddess.
While talking with one of the priest at Dugra Mandir Phase 2 he said, “Since morning, there was a huge rush of people for offering prayers. Not only elders rather kids were also there with their parents. It is really good that parents are coming up with kids to make them aware about the traditional and regional values.”
While talking to a girl named Nimita Arora aged12 years who is fasting for all the nine days said, “This is the first time when I am fasting. My mother always fast for all these nine days and now I am very excited for it.”
On the other hand, in order to celebrate the very first day of Navratra, ladies gathered at a hotel located at Ferozepur road to celebrate it with a special party. Everything was perfectly organised by Neena Osahan keeping in mind the traditional values for the celebration. Everything was in accordance with tradition and ladies came dressed up in traditional attires with Bindis and Bangles which was compulsory for all the members.
Special Dandiya dance was also performed by the club members. Neena organiser said, “To stay connected with the deep roots of our
tradition and never to lose our rich traditional values was the main motive behind this celebration. No matter we are moving ahead with time but keeping our ethics and values is also an integral part of our life.”
Ladies of city play dandiya to mark Navratra celebrations.
Ladies dressed up for Navratra party.
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