Watch people offer prayers on first day of Navratri

Navaratri which is a nine-day Hindu festival begins on March 28 and will end on April 5 saw people offering prayers at the Mumba Devi temple in Mumbai and the Jhandewalan temple in Delhi on Tuesday. Held in honour of Goddess Durga and Goddess Shakti, the festival is celebrated in the lunar month of Chaitra. These nine days of Chaitra Navaratri are also marked by fasting and abstinence. Navratris are held twice a year as per the Hindu calendar -during the onset of spring season (Chaitra Navaratri) and during the onset of winter season (Sharad Navratri).