Hindu devotees throng to Devi temples to have darshan on Durgashtami day. Special offerings and ceremonies at temples mark the day along with various devotional dance and music programs. Hundreds of Devi devotees have been visiting Kollam Pisharikavu temple since the early morning on Durgashtami day,today.
Kollam Pisharikavu,Azhakodi Devi,Valayanad Devi,Lokanarkavu temples are the major Devi temples where Navarathri festival turn to climax on Durgashtami and Mahanavami (October 7) days.
The nine nights’ (Navarathry) celebrations will end on Vijayadashami day,which falls on October 9.