Hindu devotees are all set to invoke goddess Durga, with the Mahasaptami puja at some 19,000 puja mandaps across Bangladesh.
Mahasaptami, an important day of Durga Puja, celebrates the goddess's victory over Mahishashur, the demon, symbolizing the victory of good over evil. Devotees recite hymns and offer flowers on this day seeking blessings of Durgatinashini Durga, the savior from all evils. Security has been tightened. Monitoring cells have been formed to help the Hindus observe their biggest annual religious festival.
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