Simple Navaratri celebrations begin in Dharwad | Hubballi News

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Dharwad: The nine-day Navaratri celebrations began here with the idols of deities at various temples being decorated in various incarnations on Saturday. Special puja was performed at all temples and devotees offered prayers following social distance and other Covid-19 guidelines.
At the famed Laxmi Narayana temple, the idols were decorated as Badarinarayana while at Nagareshwar temple, the idol of Kannikaparameshwari was decorated as Ashtalakshmi.
The Durgadevi temple in Maratha Colony, Lord Venkateshwar temple at Reddy Colony, Kariyamma and Anugraha Anjaneya Swami temple at Kamanakatti were decorated and wore a festive look.
At Gandhi Nagar, an idol of Durgadevi was installed at Shivalaya. The Dasara Jumboo Savari Utsav Samiti which decided to have a simple celebration this year due to the pandemic, took out a procession from Bandemma Temple to Shivalaya in Gandhi Nagar and offered puja to the Durgadevi idol.
There will be no fair or cultural programmes as part of Navaratri this year due to Covid-19 and people were content performing puja at their homes.
Caption: The idols at Laxmi Narayana Temple in Dharwad were decorated as Badarinarayana and Laxmi on Saturday (TOI)

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