Nagpur: Navratri celebrations commenced at Shri Mahalaxmi Jagdamba Devsthan in Koradi with lighting of Akhand Manokamna Mahajyot at the hands of Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule. Puja and other religious rituals are being organised at the temple amid chanting vedik mantras.
Others present on the occasion include President of Shri Mahalaxmi Jagdamba Devsthan Adv Mukesh Sharma and all trustees.
The Akhand Jyot will continue to burn in front of idol of Goddess Jagdamba for entire year. A copper pot containing 23 kg of oil will keep the Akhand Jyot burning for 24 hours. On the very first day of Navratri, hundreds of devotees including men, women, children lined up to have darshan of Maa Jagdamba. All arrangements are in place for convenience of the devotees. Police bandobast is tight. Parking facilities are excellent as no devotee faced difficulty.
During the Navratri, 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.