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Durga Puja ends with immersion of Goddess Durga

Update : 05 Oct 2022, 19:09

The five-day celebration of Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, ended with immersion of the Goddess Durga in the country on Wednesday (October 5).

Marking the Bijoya Dashami, women devotees applied 'Sindur' on the face of goddess Durga and exchanged among themselves amid joyous and festive mood in the morning. Later the idols of Goddess Durga were immersed in the evening.

The last day rituals of the festival were celebrated amid much enthusiasm and festivity. Prasad and sweets were distributed among the devotees.

According to the belief of Hindus, the main significance of the Bijoya Dashami is to sacrifice the greediness, anger, jealousy, cupidity and so on. The main objective of the festival is to establish brotherhood for the peace in the world.

Durga Puja began on October 1 with Maha Shashthi Puja at temples across the country with due religious fervor. The devotees celebrated the festival worshipping the Goddess Durga since the day. The Puja ended with the immersion of the Goddess Durga.

Thousands of devotees joined the colorful processions while carrying the idols to the nearby rivers in Dhaka and other water bodies across the country for immersion.

The law enforcers were in alert position to avert any untoward situation centering the celebration of Durga Puja.

This year, Durga Puja was held at 32,168 mandaps across the country, including 241 in the capital.

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