Durga Puja ends with immersion of idols
Published: 05:25 PM, 26 October 2020
The five-day Sarodia Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, ended on Monday with the immersion of Goddess Durga idols across the country.
Devotees with tearful eyes said farewell to the mother deity and her children - Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartik and Ganesh - through the immersion of their idols in the water while wishing Durga's return next year.
The main ritual of this year's Durga Puja started on Thursday through Shashthi Puja at temples across the country.
However, there has a difference in celebrating the festival this year as per the prevailing situation of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Before beginning the Puja, 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 had been remained closed after the evening rituals (Sandhy arati) of Durga Puja. Apart from bhog prasad of Goddess Durga, this year there was no khichuri or prasad distribution or victory procession on the day of Bijoya Dashami.