Mahanabomi Puja being celebrated in Khulna

KHULNA The Puja pandals and temples in the city and elsewhere in the district are now bustling with thousands of Hindu devotees as they thronged the mandaps to celebrate their biggest religious festival of Durga Puja.

The festivity reached its peak as devotees visit different Puja pandals from throughout the day to have last glance of goddess Durga seeking blessings for their well-being.

General Secretary of City Unit Puja Udjapon Parisad Prashanta Kumar Kundu told BSS that a total of 129 Puja Mandaps were set up in the metropolitan city while 974 Mandaps were set up in all nine upazilas of the district.

Meanwhile, leaders of different political parties irrespective of the religion, cast and creed are also visiting the Puja pandals to exchange greetings and pleasantries with their community members.

As a part of the rituals of the last day of celebration, 'Nabomi Vhog' (feast) was offered to the goddess Durga by the devotees.

The celebration will end through immersion of the idols of goddess Durga on Bijoya Dashami tomorrow.

The five-day festival, celebrating the arrival of Goddess Durga on earth, will end tomorrow, through immersion of goddess.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)