Bihar CM visits famous Sheetla Mata temple on Maha Ashthmi | Patna News

PATNA: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday visited several temples and puja pandals including the famous Sheetla Mata Mandir in Agamkuan locality in Patna, and offered prayers at most of the pandals and temples he visited on the occasion of Maha Ashthmi, the eighth day of Navratri.
Accompanied by education minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary, the CM also went to Bari Patan Devi and Chhoti Patna Devi temples in Patna city area and offered prayers at both the temples.
“The CM offered prayers for peace, prosperity and progress of Bihar and its people,” a communique from the CM’s office said.
Nitish also visited the temples of Shri Bari Devi Ji in Marufganj and Shri Dalhatta Devi Ji in Dalhatta area of Patna city. The Marufganj Marwari Sewa Samiti welcomed the CM by offering him Angavastram, ‘Paag’ and a memento.
Talking to reporters, Nitish said, “I visit these temples and puja pandals every year on the occasion of Maha Ashthmi. Last year, I could not do so due to Covid-19-related restrictions. But I am happy after visiting the temples and puja pandals this year.”
He also said the Durga Puja could not be organised in a grand way last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. But this year, the state government has allowed puja and people are celebrating the festival at all places in a proper way.

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