Published:  03:38 AM, 09 October 2019

Durga Puja ends with Devi immersion

Durga Puja ends with Devi immersion Hindu devotees took part in the immerson of Goddess Durga at Buriganga River on Tuesday morning. -Jahidul Islam/AA

Thousands of Hindu devotees in colorful attires took to the streets beating drums and chanting mantras as five-days celebration Durga Puja ended yesterday with immersion of Devi Durga in rivers and water bodies across the country.

In capital Dhaka, jubilant devotees joined colorful truck processions carrying idols of Durga amid fanfare towards the Buriganga River for immersion when children, the young and the elderly joined hands to slowly put the idols into the water at the climax of the festival, the biggest of the Bengali-speaking followers of Hindu faith.

Durga puja is the worship of 'Shakti' or divine power embodied in Devi Durga symbolizing the battle between good and evil where the dark forces eventually succumb to the divine forces. Hindus across the country celebrated yesterday the Bijoya Dashami amid festivity and enthusiasm by visiting their relatives' homes to share sweetmeats when married Hindu women put vermilion on each other's forehead on the occasion.

Dhaka Mohanagar Puja Udjapan Committee said alongside the Buriganga, hundreds of devotees yesterday thronged the Turag, the Shitalakkhya and the Balu rivers in the capital for immersion of Durga. Carrying the idol of Goddess Durga on their shoulder, devotees went waist-deep water into the rivers, ponds and water bodies and immersed the mother deity.

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