Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will offer prayers at Gorakhnath temple on the first day of Napratri Saturday, temple officials said. Yogi Adityanath, the peethadheeshwar of Gorakshpeeth, will install a Kalash to Shakti Durga Peeth and also perform puja of Goddess Durga on the first day of the nine-day festival, said Vinay Kumar Gautam, media officer at Gorakhnath temple.
A sound and light show near the Bheem Sarovar at the temple began Thursday after a six-month hiatus.
Temple office secretary Dwarika Tiwari said COVID-19 protocols were followed during the show and it will be held regularly from now on.
The sound and light show was prepared by the state tourism department based on the story of Shivavtari Mahayogi Guru Gorakshnath and the history and glory of the Nath sect.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led the reopening of places of worship in the state on June 8, visiting Gorakhnath Temple. The temple has been closed for more than two months due to the coronavirus lockdown. With social distancing standards in place, many temples across Uttar Pradesh have reopened under Unlock5.