KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The Maha Navami festival is being observed today by offering special worship to Goddess Durga.
The day is marked on the ninth day of the waxing moon in the Nepali month of Asoj as per the lunar calendar. 'Jamara' put for the germination on the day of Ghatasthapana, the first day of ten-day-long Dashain festival, is offered to Goddesses at different shrines.
Special worship is performed at Dashainghar and Kota as well as different temples of Goddesses where billy goats, ducks, pigeons and he-buffaloes are sacrificed today. Similarly, Durga Saptashati and Devi Stotra are recited at home as well as different shrines today.
A large number of devotees gather at various shrines of the country to perform worship today, the last day of Navratri.
On this day, security forces also perform kot puja or worship of armories.
Similarly, the Taleju temple located at Hanumandhoka in the federal capital is also opened for devotees to pay homage on this day.