UP CM Yogi Adityanath preforms Kanya puja at Gorakhnath Math

Gorakhpur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath preformed Kanya puja at Gorakhnath Math on Maha Navami here on Thursday.

Meanwhile, devotees from all walks of life, dressed in their best attire, headed towards the puja marquees on Thursday as the city celebrated Mahanavami -- the fourth day of Durga Puja."I have already visited many pandals (marquees) but will try to cover more before the festivities end," a young girl said with enthusiasm.Following the almanac, Mahashtami formally came to an end on Wednesday afternoon, and Mahanavami (ninth lunar day) began with Sandhi Puja held at their confluence.Amidst beats of 'dhak' or drums, some Puja communities like Bagbazar Sarbajanin and Samajsebi sangha offered 'Kumari Puja', the ritual of the worship of a pre-pubescent girl as a goddess on Navami.