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Idol Immersion Marks End of Durga Puja Festivity

Idol Immersion Marks End of Durga Puja Festivity

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Oct 2018 5:57 AM GMT

Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI: Along with the rest of the state, Durga Puja was celebrated with great fanfare and gaiety in greater Guwahati and its adjoining areas. In the city alone, over 500 community Durga Puja celebration took place in the last festive period. The city residents, attired in colourful dresses in tune with the latest fashion, came out in tens of thousands to offer their prayers to Maa Durga on all the three days of Durga Puja– Mahasaptami, Mahaastami and Mahanabami. The puja revellers thronged the puja pandals, mainly in the evening, amidst merriment and gaiety. By and large, the puja season was peaceful which in turn helped the people to have a joyous time.

Today on the occasion of Dasami, the district administration has made elaborate arrangements for immersion of Durga idol at three spots along the Brahmaputra river bank. These spots are Kachomora Ghat, Pandu Ghat and Sunsali Ghat. The district administration has also engaged the services of the SDRF at the immersion ghats. The process of immersion of Durga idol has already got underway at the three ghats from this afternoon and may continue till the early hours of tomorrow.

Significantly, the immersion of Mother Durga’s idol is marked by an intense but mixed feeling of sorrow and joy among the devotees.

On the other hand, with a view to keeping the situation under control, the Kamrup (M) district administration announced dry day today in the entire district. On its part, the City Traffic Police set new routes to streamline the process of immersion in the district.

Meanwhile, Dussehra festival involving the burning of a massive image of Ravana, symbolically meaning the end of evil, has been held in different locations on the outskirts of the city.

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