Devotees throng to temples on eighth day of Navratri festival

Hundreds of devotees in Delhi and northern India offered special prayers at the temples on the occasion of Maha Asthami on Thursday, which marks the penultimate day of the nine-day Navratri festival. A large number of devotees queued outside the Jhandewalan temple in Delhi since early morning to seek the blessings of the goddess. Celebrating the day with fervour and rejoice, devotees in Jammu were also seen performing religious rituals at the Kali temple.