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Durga Puja to end today with idols abandonment

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:13 PM, 15 October 2021  

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The main religious festival for the Hindu community, Durga Puja, will officially end today with the abandonment of idols.

There will be no Bijaya procession this year either due to the COVID situation, so the idols will be abandonment after ending all the formalities of Puja.

Idol abandonment will start from 4 pm.

Earlier on Thursday, Hindus celebrated Maha Navami Puja with great enthusiasm.

Meanwhile, police, Ansar, RAB and BGB members are on duty to ensure the security of every puja mandaps across the country, including the capital Dhaka. Volunteer forces are also on duty in almost every mandap.

A central control room has been opened at Dhakeshwari Mandir premises on the initiative of the Mahanagar Sarvajanik Puja Committee.

Durga Puja started last Monday following Chandipath, Bodhan and Debi’s abode. This year, the Durga festival is being held in 32,118 puja mandaps across the country. There are 238 puja mandaps in Dhaka metropolis, which is four more than last time.

According to the Puranas, King Surath first started worshiping Goddess Durga. This puja of the goddess is called Basanti Puja as he organized Puja in spring. But before the journey to Lanka to rescue Sita from the hands of Ravan, Sri Ramachandra arranged the worship of Debi on the date of the new moon in the autumn, which is known as the Durga Puja in the autumn. This is why Debi’s autumn worship is also called Akaal Bodhan in Hinduism.