Idols of Goddess Durga were immersed peacefully in Chattogram city and district on Friday after a five-day colorful and joyous Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangalee Hindu community.
Immersions were held in city’s Patenga and Khalurghat sea beach areas in the afternoon with presence of a large number of people of the community and with the help of police.
Earlier, hundreds of Hindu devotees attired in their best dresses and wearing masks thronged in different puja mandaps, including J M Sen nHall and Chatteshary Temple, in the city since morning to bid farewell to Goddess Durga and seek blessings. They uttered ‘Shuva Bijoya’ and exchanged greetings with one another.
This year, as many as 270 Puja Mandaps were erected in the city and 1964 in 15 upazilas of the district, police said.