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Nanda Devi Festival

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  • 18 Sep 2021
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  • On September 17, 2021 the 119th Nanda Devi Festival concluded with the immersion of the idols of Goddess Nanda and Sunanda.

Key Points

  • The festival was jointly organized by Shri Ram Sewak Sabha and Nainital District Administration.
  • In this festival, a large number of devotees pay obeisance to the deities at Naina Devi Temple. Apart from religious rituals, various cultural performances were also organized during the festival.
  • On the last day of the festival a cultural group from Almora performed outside the Naina Devi temple. Other performances including devotional songs were also telecasted live.
  • The deities were taken out in a ceremonial procession across the city, after which the idols were immersed in the lake.
  • On the last day of the festival, members of the Anjuman-e-Baltistan Shia community offered water to the devotees who came to worship the goddess.
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