Durga Puja ends with immersion of idols
Published: 06:02 PM, 15 October 2021 Updated: 06:05 PM, 15 October 2021
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. Besides, the idols was immersed at 4:00 pm 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 was celebrated Thursday 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.
This year, the biggest festival of the Hindu community was celebrated at 32,118 puja mandaps across the country while the puja was celebrated at 238 puja mandaps in the capital.