In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, 'Happy Mahalaya! We bow our heads before Maa Durga and seek her blessings for the well being of the entire earth and welfare of our citizens.
New Delhi.Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the countrymen on the occasion of Mahalaya and wished everyone a healthy and happy life in the times to come.Mahalaya is considered to be the beginning of Durga Puja and the end of Pitru Paksha.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, 'Happy Mahalaya!We bow our heads before Maa Durga and seek her blessings for the well being of the entire earth and welfare of our citizens.I wish everyone a happy and healthy life in the times to come.
Shardiya Navratri begins on the next day of Mahalaya Amavasya i.e. on Pratipada.Mahalaya has a special place in the Durga Puja of Shardiya Navratri.Durga Puja starts from the day of Mahalaya.Mahalaya is celebrated with great pomp in West Bengal.
At the same time, senior officials at the famous Mata Vaishno Devi cave located in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reviewed the security arrangements ahead of the Navratras beginning on October 7.Suleman Chaudhary, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Udhampur Reasi Division reviewed the security during the meeting in Katra.There is a base camp in Katra for Mata's darshan.
A police spokesman said that Reasi Senior Superintendent of Police Shailendra Singh and senior officers of Army, Central Reserve Police Force, Railways and intelligence agencies besides others attended the meeting.