Nagpur: Preparations for Navratri festival celebrations at Shri Mahalaxmi Jagdamba Devsthan, Koradi, are in full swing. The Navratri festival will be celebrated from October 10 to 18.
The Koradi Devi Mandir is major tourist attraction in Maharashtra. During Navratri festival, lakhs of devotees throng the temple. From this year, the Devsthan management is offering the devotees Akhand Manokamna Mahajyot facility. According to the Devsthan, only one jyot, Mahajyot, will be lighted before the idol of Shri Mahalaxmi Jagdamba. This Akhand Jyot will continue to burn for 365 days of the year.
According to Shri Mahalaxmi Jagdamba Devsthan , devotees can light Akhand Jyot in front of idol of Jagdamba in their own names or in the name of their near and dear ones. The devotees will have to donate Rs 2100 for one year, Rs 11,000 for five years, Rs 21000 for eleven years, Rs 51,000 for 21 years, Rs 1 lakh for 31 years and Rs 2 lakh for 51 years. For lifelong period, the devotees will have to donate Rs 2.50 lakh for Akhand Mahajyot. The interested devotees can contact Koradi Mandir office on 9607979222 and 9607979555.
During the Navratri festival, Goddess Jagadamba appears in three different stages of life, small girl in the morning, young girl in the afternoon and as a woman during night.
As lakhs of devotees would be visiting Koradi Mandir during Navratri festival, a host of arrangements are being made for smooth celebrations. CCTV cameras have been installed for keeping watch on movement of devotees. Street-lights are installed and working properly on roads leading to the temple, safe drinking water will be provided to the visitors, public convenience arrangements are being made and regular frequency of city buses will be maintained between various parts of Nagpur and Koradi.