Nation celebrates Good Friday with religious fervour

Guwahati/Siliguri (Assam/West Bengal) [India] Apr. 14 (ANI): Good Friday was observed across the nation on Friday including Guwahati and Siliguri, marking the death of Jesus Christ and his crucifixion at Calvary Mountain.

It is observed during the Holy Week on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, when Jesus rose from the dead.

The death of Jesus is marked as 'good' as it is believed that the ultimate sacrifice of his very life resulted in the saving of mankind from God's wrath and the forgiveness of everyone's sins.

Devotees attend the Holy Mass on this day in which the way of the cross is also chanted, and the rest of the day is spent in reflection, prayers and fasting.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in the day extended his greetings to states across the nation celebrating various festivals, wishing for joy and prosperity in everyone's lives.

Easter will be celebrated on Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus after three days of his crucifixion, as Christians end their 40 days of Lent and indulge in merry making and festivities. (ANI)