DEMOW: After five days of celebration of Durga Puja with pomp and gaiety, on Tuesday the immersion of Durga idols was done in Demow River. A cultural procession was taken out in Demow on Tuesday afternoon by the different Puja committees and the Durga idols were immersed in Demow River.
Under the patronage of Prajapita Brahma Kumari Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya and in association with Demow Press Club, in Demow Public Playground the students of Prajapita Brahma Kumari Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya posed as Durga Maa, Mahisasur, Saraswati Maa, Lakshmi Maa and Kartick from October 5 to October 7. The ISRO model mandap in Demow Nitai Road and the students of Prajapita Brahma Kumari Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya posed as idols were a special attraction for pandal hoppers.
The Nabajyoti Sangha Demow Puja Committee, which completed glorious 48 years of Durga Puja celebration, organized dance competition near their Puja pandal on the night of Navami. Security was beefed up in Demow and its surroundings areas during Puja. The Demow Police carried out random checks and no-entry points were put up. No untoward incident took place in Demow during Puja.
LAKHIMPUR: The festivities of Durga Puja concluded in Lakhimpur district with Vijayadasami on Tuesday. With it, the devotional environment with blended notes of the Durga Vandana in over 120 Puja mandaps across the district fell silent for a year.
On the occasion of the Akal Bodhan of Devi Durga or the Mahishasuramardini, symbolizing the glorification of ‘Shakti’, the female power and the triumph of good over the evil, devotees of the district were seen thronging almost all the Puja mandaps on Sunday and Monday in order to perform the religious rituals to worship the deity on the occasion of Maha Ashtami and Maha Navami, praying for peace, progress and prosperity. These days, devotees were seen crowded at Panchanan Dewalaya, Baithawati Than, Neel Dewalaya, Maa Padumoni Aai Than, Durga Mandir, Kechaikhati Gosani Than and Lonpani Aai Than under North Lakhimpur subdivision and Shree Shree Iswari Harhi Dewalaya, Shree Shree Ma Manipuri Aai Than under Dhakuakhona subdivision, which are the noted Devi peeths of the district.
The days of the festival passed peacefully across the district. “No law and order issues occurred in the district during the days of the Durga Puja. We are very much thankful to all concerned for maintaining peace and harmony in the celebration of the festival,” said Lakhimpur district Superintendent of Police, HK Nath while talking to The Sentinel.He said that Police Department initiated special measures in the immersion sites across the district to avert any untoward incident.