Navratri begins today: PM Modi to only drink water for nine days

New Delhi, April 8: The nine-day Navratri festival kicked-off on Friday and like every year Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keeping fasts this time too.

Reportedly, Prime Minister who keeps fast on all 9 Navratri days and will only have water during the fasts.

Navratri begins today: PM Modi to only drink water for nine days.
PM Modi will address several election rallies in Assam today, where polling will be held on Monday in the second and final phase of Assembly elections.

He will be addressing people in Raha, Rangia, Sarbhog and Guwahati.

Navratri, derived from the ancient Sanskrit words 'nine nights'.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, April 8 offered prayers to Goddess Ma Kamakhya Devi at her historic temple atop Nilachal Hill here before resuming his poll campaign in Assam.

Modi, who came here from Delhi last night, drove up to the base of the Kamakhya temple this morning and walked up the flight of steps to the shrine amid tight security to offer his prayers to the Goddess in the sanctum sanctorum where media was not allowed.

The Prime Minister also performed puja on the occasion of the first day of Navratri at the Shakti Pith dedicated to Goddess Durga and her various incarnations, temple officials said.

Coming out of the shrine, Modi, who visited the temple for the first time, went towards the waiting people and shook hands with them and left for his campaign for the second and final phase of elections on April 11 in 61 constituencies in middle and lower Assam.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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