Devotees throng temples to celebrate goddess Durga’s victory over demon Mahishasura

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New Delhi/Varanasi/Bhopal/Mumbai/Shimla, Oct 09 (ANI): As the nation revels in the festivities of Navratri, people in different regions are rejoicing and praying on ‘ashtmi’ this Sunday. Devotees in New Delhi, Varanasi, Bhopal, Mumbai and Shimla thronged goddess Durga temples in the respective cities. Durga Ashtami which is also known as Mahashtami is one of the most important occasion of Navratri. On this auspicious day, devotees worship Goddess Durga as Mahisasuramardini. It is believed that Mahisasuramardini was the annihilator of the Buffalo Demon. It is said that on the day of Durga Ashtami, Maa Durga killed evil demon Mahishasura.

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