West Bengal celebrated Durga Puja. The festivities lasted for five days.
The celebrants bid a
tearful adieu to the goddess Durga and her children on Thursday by immersing
the idols in the river.
In keeping with the
tradition, the idols of Goddess Durga along with those of her children Lakshmi,
Saraswati, Ganesha and Kartikeya were immersed with much fanfare after the
womenfolk smeared the deities with vermilion.
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