Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets people on the occasion. The day marks culmination of the nine day long Navratri festival.
Devotees offer prayers in temples and perform kumaripujan. On this day, Goddess Durga is worshipped as Saraswati-the deity of knowledge and wisdom. Devotees visit puja pandals to offer their obeisance to Maa Durga.
Belur Math: Durga Puja being celebrated with traditional Fervor
Maha Navami is also being celebrated at Belur Math in Kolkata with traditional fervor.
Thousands of devotees from across the world are thronging to witness the famous Durga Puja at Belur Math.