Durga Puja, the greatest religious festival of the Hindu community, ended on Sunday with ceremonial immersion of the images of deities after five days of festivities.
Durga is considered as a symbol of truth prevailing over the forces of evil and injustice. According to the Hindu mythology, Bijoya Dashami is the special ceremony to reaffirm peace and good relations among people of the world.
The last day rituals of the festival were marked especially by exchange of ‘Bijoya Greetings’ among all devotees also those of other religious faiths.
Hundreds of devotees brought out big processions in the city Sunday afternoon carrying the images.
The processions paraded the main thoroughfares and ended at the Sadarghat where immersion of the Goddess Durga took place. The five-day celebrations got off to a festive start on Wednesday across the country amid due religious fervour and much enthusiasm.