Maha Nabami being celebrated across country
Published: 11:56 AM, 14 October 2021 Updated: 11:56 AM, 14 October 2021
Maha Nabami, the fourth day of the five-day Durga Puja of the Bangalee Hindu community, is being celebrated on Thursday with much enthusiasm and religious fervour across the country following health guidelines amid the corona pandemic.
Bijoya Dashami, the last day of the festival, will be celebrated on Friday. All devotees would recite the mantras and offer flowers to the goddess Durga (pushpanjali) and pray for her blessings at temples throughout the country on a limited scale due to COVID-19 pandemic.
A mood of festivity is being witnessed among the devotees irrespective of ages marking the festival following strict health guidelines.
Besides, adequate security measures have been taken in the puja pandaps across the country.
The five-day-long Durga Puja celebration began with the unveiling of the face of the deity and Kalparambho on the day of Maha Sashthi on Monday and it will end on October 15 with the immersion of the idols.
The incarnation (Bodhon) of the Goddess Durga was held on October 10 ahead of the puja on the day of Maha Panchami.
The Mahalaya, the auspicious occasion heralding the advent of goddess Durga, was celebrated on October 6.
Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad leaders urged all devotees to properly maintain the health guidelines and directives, that were issued by the government in the wake of the global pandemic, during the Durga Puja celebration.
In Dhaka city, the main puja mandaps are Dhakeshwari National Temple, Ramkrishna Mission and Math, Kalabagan, Banani, Shakhari Bazar and Ramna Kali Mandir.
Durga Puja signifies the birth of Durga with the blessings of gods, as a collective energy, to fight the demon king Mahishasura.
Durga Puja is being celebrated at 32,118 puja mandaps across the country this year while the puja is being arranged at 238 puja mandaps in the capital Dhaka, according to a statement of Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad.