Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday performed puja at various temples in the state capital on the occasion of ‘Mahaashtami’ of Navratra festival and prayed for peace, prosperity and progress of Bihar and its people. Accompanied by the JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, his party MLC Lalan Saraf and senior officials, Kumar visited Shitala Mata Mandir in Agamkuan locality and Badi Patandevi and Chhoti Patandevi temples in Patna City where the priests performed hymns to help the Chief Minister perform prayers on the auspicious occasion.
Kumar also visited Shri Badi Deviji Temple and Shri Shri Dalhatta Deviji temples located in Maroofganj area where he paid obeisance to the Goddess Durga. The Chief Minister prayed for peace, prosperity and progress of Bihar and its people during prayers on the festival occasion, an official release from the Chief Minister’s office said. Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind today extended greetings to the people of the state and the country on ‘Durga puja’ and ‘Vijaya Dashmi’.
In his message, Governor said that “Durga Puja symbolizes the victory of good over evil and triumph of justice over injustice.” Kovind also asked “people to celebrate the festival with love, affection and bortherhood so that it can foster and strengthen our great cultural tradition and national integration.”