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In pictures: Durga Puja ends with immersion of idols

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Published: 17:59, 15 October 2021   Update: 01:21, 16 October 2021
In pictures: Durga Puja ends with immersion of idols

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The five-day Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, ended on Friday with the immersion of the idols of goddess Durga and her children in water bodies.

The traditional Bijoya Dashami procession, however, was not brought out this year due to the Covid-19.

The idols have been immersed at around 5pm instead of noon due to the Jum'aa prayers of the Muslim community at that time.

The five-day Durga Puja began on October 11 with holding Maha Shasthi puja, Chondipath, incarnation (Bodhon) of the Goddess Durga and Adhibas at temples across the country amid festivity and religious fervor maintaining health guidelines.

Then the Hindu devotees have been worshiping the idols for four days and will immerse in the river today on the fifth day.

The puja is performed in temples, homes and in the public, featuring temporary stage decorations.

Maha Nabami Puja celebrated on the last day across the country. Maha Nabami is believed to be the day when Durga defeated the evil Mahishasura and the Nabami rituals begin with a mahasnan and a shodashopachar puja.

Representative of different political and social organizations as well as cabinet members and members of parliament (MPs) on Thursday visited different Puja Mandops in the city.

Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader visited the Ramkrishna Math Puja Mandop while State Minister for Religious Affairs Faridul Haque Khan visited the Dhakeshwari National Temple.

This year, the biggest festival of the Hindu community is being celebrated at 32,118 puja mandaps across the country while the puja is being celebrated at 238 puja mandaps in the capital.