Navratra celebrations begin in region

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Major shrines all across the region are witnessing a huge rush due to the onset of the 9-day long (SameeR SeHgal/Ht)

Major shrines all across the region are witnessing a huge rush due to the onset of the 9-day long (SameeR SeHgal/Ht)

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Devotees offering prayers on the first day of Navratra at the Mata Longa Wali Devi temple in Amritsar on Tuesday. Sameer Sehgal / HT

Devotees offering prayers on the first day of Navratra at the Mata Longa Wali Devi temple in Amritsar on Tuesday. Sameer Sehgal / HT

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Devotees offering prayers at the Mata Longa Wali Devi temple in Amritsar on the first day of Navratra festival. (Sameer Sehgal / HT)

Devotees offering prayers at the Mata Longa Wali Devi temple in Amritsar on the first day of Navratra festival. (Sameer Sehgal / HT)

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The popular shrines of Chintpurni in Una district and Jwalaji and Brajeshwari Devi temples in Kangra district witnessed a huge rush. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

The popular shrines of Chintpurni in Una district and Jwalaji and Brajeshwari Devi temples in Kangra district witnessed a huge rush. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

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One of the busiest shrines in north India, the hilltop Naina Devi temple in Bilaspur district saw a majority of pilgrims from Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

One of the busiest shrines in north India, the hilltop Naina Devi temple in Bilaspur district saw a majority of pilgrims from Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

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Security has been beefed up to manage the crowd in all the prominent shrines. (Sameer Sehgal/Ht)

Security has been beefed up to manage the crowd in all the prominent shrines. (Sameer Sehgal/Ht)

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A devotee tying a religious piece of cloth on the first day of Navratras at a temple in Jammu on Tuesday. (Nitin Kanotra / HT)

A devotee tying a religious piece of cloth on the first day of Navratras at a temple in Jammu on Tuesday. (Nitin Kanotra / HT)

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A devotee offering prayers as other stands in queue on the first day of Navratras at Bahu fort temple in Jammu on Tuesday. (Nitin Knaotra / HT)

A devotee offering prayers as other stands in queue on the first day of Navratras at Bahu fort temple in Jammu on Tuesday. (Nitin Knaotra / HT)

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Huge rush was witnessed at that the Babe Wali Mata temple in Bahu Fort of Jammu on Tuesday. (Nitin Kanotra / HT)

Huge rush was witnessed at that the Babe Wali Mata temple in Bahu Fort of Jammu on Tuesday. (Nitin Kanotra / HT)

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