The preparations are complete and the Navaratri program is about to start.
Goddess pujas are always especially elaborate.
All the items used in the pujas are purified with mantras and water, and then decorated with a flower.
A Hanuman bell.
Ganesha, who is invoked at the beginning of every ritual.
The abishekam is purifying and cleansing. At the end the idols are ready for the pujas.
An offering of light.
Everything looks festive and celebratory.
From the left, Saraswati, Durga, and Lakshmi.