Idols of Goddess Durga are being immersed peacefully in the port city and district on Tuesday after five-day colorful and joyous celebration of Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of Bangalee Hindu community, reports BSS.
In city’s Patenga and Khalurghat sea beach areas, immersion are being held in the afternoon with presence of a large number of people of the community of all ages. Earlier, hundreds of Hindu devotees attired with their best dresses thronged different puja mandaps, including JM Sen Hall and Chatteshary Temple, in the city from morning to bid farewell and seek blessings of Goddess Durga. Later, they attended Sindur Khela.
Sindur Khela, literally meaning 'vermillion game', is a Bengali Hindu tradition where women smear each other with sindur on Bijoya Dashami the last day of the Durga Puja. This year, some 270 puja mandaps were erected in the city and 1,874 at 15 upazilas of the district.