Durga Puja ends today without Bijoya Dashami’s procession
Published: 12:01 PM, 26 October 2020 Updated: 12:02 PM, 26 October 2020
Bijoya Dashami of the five-day Sarodia Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, has been celebrated on Monday. However, no processions have been allowed across the country ahead of the immersion of the idols of goddess Durga in the nearby rivers and water bodies due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The main ritual of this year's Durga Puja started on Thursday through Shashthi Puja at temples across the country.
Durga Puja, the festival is a celebration of Goddess Durga’s victory over defeating the demon, Mahishasura. It is usually a 10-day long festival but the last five days are considered to be the most significant ones. The idols of Goddess Saraswathi, Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Karthik are also worshipped in the festival.
Though, there might be a difference in celebrating the festival this year as per the prevailing situation of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad issued a 22-point instruction for devotees and visitors which include not to organise any cultural event or arati competition and to avoid organising any fairs.
Puja mandaps and temples across the country have been remained closed after the evening rituals (Sandhy arati) of Durga Puja. Apart from bhog prasad of Goddess Durga, this year there will be no khichuri or prasad distribution or victory procession on the day of Bijoya Dashami.