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Durga Puja 2020: PM Modi prays for ‘good health and prosperity’ on Ashtami

Narendra Modi took to Twitter to extend his greetings on the occasion of Navratri and Durga Puja 2020

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 24, 2020 2:38:28 pm
pm narendra modi, durga puja 2020, navratri 2020PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter to wish people on the occasion of Durga Puja 2020. (Source: Narendra Modi/Twitter, Pixabay/file)

On Ashtami, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to extend greetings to citizens. “Greetings on the special occasion of Maha Ashtami to everyone. I pray that Maa Durga continue to bless us all with happiness, good health and prosperity,” he wrote on Twitter. 

Devi Mahagauri is worshipped on the eighth day of Navratri, highlighted PM Modi. “Navratri mein aaj ke din adhishthatri Devi Mahagauri ki vidhi-vidhan se puja hoti hai. Meri kaamna hai ki Mata Mahagauri ke aashirvaad se har kisi ka jeevan tej aur oj se paripurn ho (On this day of Navratri, Devi Mahagauri is worshipped. I pray that with Mata Mahagauri grants a bright life to all).”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished devotees on the occasion of Mahasaptami, the seventh day of Navratri. He wrote, “Navratri ke Mahasaptami par Devi Durga ke saatwe swarup Ma Kaalratri ke stuti ka vidhaan hota hai. Meri kaamna hai ki nakaaratmak shaktio ki sangharak Ma Kaalratri sabko bhaymukt kare ( On Mahasaptami of Navratri, Goddess Durga’s seventh avatar Ma Kaalratri is worshipped. May Ma Kaalratri, the slayer of all negativity keep us all fear-free).”

PM Modi also extended his greetings on the occasion of Mahashashti, which marks the beginning of Durga Puja. In his speech, PM Modi also highlighted the importance of “nari shakti” (woman power), while urging people to follow safety precautions for COVID-19 while celebrating the festival this year.

In an earlier tweet, PM Modi talked about how Durga Puja signifies the victory of good over evil. “Durga Puja is an auspicious occasion, which celebrates the victory of good over evil. We pray to Maa Durga to bless us with strength, happiness and good health.”

He also wished people celebrating Navaratri during this occasion. “Navratri ke shashthi par Ma Katyayani ki upaasana ki jaati hai. Meri kaamna hai ki Mata Katyayani aap sabhi ko sadaa nirog rakhe aur ujwal bhawishya pradaan kare (On the sixth day of Navaratri, Goddess Katyayani is worshipped. I pray that Goddess Katyayani keeps you all disease-free and grant you a bright future).”

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The nine-day festival of Navratri dedicated to Goddess Durga began on October 17, 2020. Each day of Navaratri is dedicated to an avatar of Goddess Durga.

On Panchami or Day 5, when Goddess Durga’s fifth avatar Skandamata is worshipped, PM Modi tweeted, “Navratri mein aaj Devi Dugra ke pancham swarup Ma Skandmata ki aaradhna ka din hai. Meri kaamna hai ki navchetna ka sujan karne wali Devi Skandamata ka aashirvaad deshvasiyon par sada bana rahe (On Navratri, it is the day of worshipping Goddess Durga’s fifth avatar Ma Skandamata. I pray that the creator of new life and energy, Goddess Skandamata’s blessings are with all citizens.

On Chaturthi or Day 4, Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped. “Navratri mein aaj Ma Durga ke chaturth swarup Devi Kushmanda ke bandan ka din hai. Ma Kushmanda har kisi ke jeevan mein sukh, samriddhi aur saubhagya lekar aaye (On Navratri, it is the day of worshipping Goddess Kushmanda. May Goddess Kushmanda bring happiness, prosperity and good luck to all),” he wrote.

On the third day, Goddess Chandraghanta, whose forehead is adorned with a half-moon, is worshipped. “Navratri mein aaj Devi Durga ke teesre swarup Ma Chandraghnta ki puja aur aaradhna ka din hai. Meri kaamna hai ki Mata Chandraghanta sabhi ke jeevan mein saahas aur shakti ka sanchar kare (On the third day of Navratri, Goddess Durga’s third avatar Ma Chandraghanta is worshipped. I pray that Goddess Chandrghanta bestows courage ad strength to all),” PM Modi wrote on Twitter.

On Day 2, he wrote, “We bow to you, Maa Brahmacharini. Bless us with kindness and compassion. From you, we derive strength to spread joy and serve our society.”

“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,” PM Modi had tweeted on the first day of Navratri or Pratipad.

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