The devotees danced and sang `kirton' expressing their deep emotional
pathos as `Durga Maa' was leaving all of her sons and daughters for full one
Thousands joined colorful marches on the city streets and elsewhere of the
country as the idols of Mother Durga were being carried to the nearby rivers or
water-bodies for immersion.
Sunday was the public holiday marking the Bijoyadashami, the last day of the
Several TV and Radio channels both in Bangladesh and West Bengal aired special
program highlighting the significance of the day. Bijoyadashami marking the
victory of gods over evil, is celebrated on the 10th day of the bright
fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the early autumn month of Ashwin and is the grand
culmination of the 10-day annual Navaratri or "nine nights" festival.
At Dhaka main traditional procession on Bijoyadashami arranged by Mahanagar
Sarbojanin Puja Committee, started from Dhakeshwari Temple at 5-45 pm and ended
at Waizeghat on the bank of the river Buriganga at 7-00 pm after parading
different city streets.
Amid rains, thousands of devotees on trucks and on foot joined the procession
led by the leaders of Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad including Maj Gen (retd)
CR Dutta Bir Uttam, Dr Neem Chandra Bhowmik, Swapan Kumar Saha, Parimal Guha,
Kajal Devnath, Satyendra Chandra Bhakta, Tapash Paul, Mihir Kanti Dey, Dhruba
Laskar, Ramen Mandal, Kishore Roy, Beena Saha, Sabitri Bhattacharya and
Different socio-cultural organizations of the Hindu community as well as Mandir
managements arranged blood donation program and distributed clothes among the
poor on the occasion.
Millions of people on Sunday bade farewell to Goddess Durga on the final day of
the four-day festival, immersing the idols in rivers across the West Bengal