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A carnival atmosphere prevails at Kalindi in Kolkata. Photo: K.R. Deepak

Durga Puja celebration ends Tuesday

WT24 Desk

The five-day Durga Puja, the largest religious festival of the Hindu community, will end on Tuesday with the immersion of the idols of goddess Durga across the country, Agencies report. The Hindu devotees will also celebrate Bijoya Dashami, a special ceremony to reaffirm peace and good relations among the people, tomorrow.

The annual festival of the Hindus began on Friday through Mahashashthi puja while the Maha Saptami puja was held on Saturday, Maha Ashtami, Kumari Puja and Sandhi puja on Sunday and Maha Nabami puja on Monday.

According to Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad, Durga Puja is being celebrated in some 29,395 permanent and temporary puja mandaps across the country, including 229 in the capital, this year. According to Hindu faith, goddess Durga comes down to the earth from the heaven to establish peace, harmony by annihilating evil forces.

Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid will host a reception at Bangabhaban at 11:30 am on Tuesday on the occasion.

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