The nine-day festival of Sharad Navratri 2020 began on October 17 and will go on till October 25 this year. It is also the auspicious celebration of Durga Puja which is primarily marked in the North Eastern states. October 24 is a very significant day of the Durga Pujo celebrations because it sees not one but two celebrations together. Today marks the Maha Ashtami as well as Subho Maha Navami. And no celebration is complete without sharing a set of greetings and wishes with everyone. So like every festival, Twitterati is abuzz with sharing Maa Durga images, Maha Ashtami wishes and Navaratri messages with their friends and followers. #DurgaAshtami, #MahaAshtami, #MahaNavmi, and #DurgaPujo are trending online with beautiful wishes and messages to everyone. Politicians also took to microblogging platform to send wishes of the festivities to everyone.
This year, Durga Puja celebrations began from October 22. And Maha Ashtami and Maha Navami fall on the same day. There are special rituals held for the day, which includes Kanya Pujan, wherein 9 little girls are invited home and worshipped as forms of Goddess Durga. This time because of the pandemic, all the celebrations have turned to virtual space. So exchanging greetings, wishes and messages with everyone becomes of primary importance. This morning, we see many people sharing the best quotes and messages to send out their wishes on these auspicious days of Durga Pujo.
Check Tweets and Messages for Durga Ashtami and Maha Navami:
A time to come together, in gratitude of the love, protection and so much we get from the divine motherland we are in.🇭🇲
Shubh durgashtami. 🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/fNH3gUUTK2
— Akashika Mohla (@mangolassi14) October 23, 2020
Happy Maha Ashtami and Navami Everyone
सर्वमंगल मांगल्ये शिवे सवार्थ साधिके
शरण्येत्र्यंबके गौरी नारायणी नमोस्तुते | pic.twitter.com/pxoB4QRqo5
— Navroop Singh (@NavroopSingh_) October 24, 2020
Jai Mata Di!
आप सभी को महानवमी के पावन पर्व की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। माँ सिद्धिदात्री का आशीर्वाद हम सभी पर सदैव बना रहे।
— Manju Sharma (@Manju4bjp) October 24, 2020
Happy Maha Ashtami
May the divine blessings of the goddess be with you on Ashtami and always.
— Shadev Pundir (@PundirShadev) October 24, 2020
Countless Blessings to One and All
— Sharadindu Trivedi 'Sharad' (@sharadtrivediUP) October 23, 2020
Prayers to Maa Durga
Wishes a very happy Mahanavmi to all my countrymen. May Matarani showers her blessing to remove the shadows of Covid-19 . Maa Durga ki Jai. pic.twitter.com/EpFGfIOlQI
— manoranjan kumar (@mksphysics) October 24, 2020
Happy Durga Ashtami
— RAJTIK (@princess_rajtik) October 24, 2020
A lot of people have shared similar messages, greetings and photos to extend their greetings of these festive occasions today. We also wish all our readers Happy Maha Ashtami and Subho Maha Navami this Durga Puja! Have safe celebrations.
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