From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, October 11: Thousands of jubilant devotees of more than 46 Durga Puja committees in and around Mangaldai town in Darrang district took out a mammoth procession amidst the chanting of slokas and beating of dhakson Tuesday evening, taking the idol of Goddess Durga for her ceremonial immersion as per traditiol rituals.
The idols were immersed at the immersion ghat near BishnuMandir on the western bank of River Mangaldai. The immersion ghatwas also transformed into a vast sea of human beings assembled there to witness the immersion of the Durgaidols despite a medium downpour which failed to dampen the spirit and fervour of the concluding day of Durga Puja. The idol at Mangaldai Police reserve was immersed in the beginning followed by other idols.
Meanwhile, both the Traffic wing and the Town Branch of Mangaldai Police Station have earned high appreciation from all corners for making smooth arrangements for the Puja festivity in Mangaldai. Special arrangements were made for smooth movement of the vehicles in the district headquarters town, thereby providing ample opportunity for the pedestrians to enjoy an evening stroll on the main thoroughfare without any fear from the unruly bikers. The district administration, with active cooperation of Mangaldai Municipality Board (MMB), also made hassle-free arrangements for the safe immersion of the idols. The BijoyaDashami evening at Mangaldai was marked by the burning the effigy of Rava, the symbol of evil at the immersion ghat. The Gandhi Dham Puja Committee has been making the arrangements for the burning of the effigy of Rava with bursting of fire crackers since last several years.
Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Barman and Superintendent of Police Sunil Kumar offered hearty thanks to all the citizens and devotees of the district for celebrating the Durga Puja quite peacefully without even a single instance of any untoward incident. The Durga idols at Kharupetia area in the district were immersed at the immersion ghatof River Tangni, witnessed by a large number of devotees.