Durga Puja preparations going on in full swing
Published : Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 119
Preparations for Durga Puja are going on in full swing across the country with two and a half weeks left for the biggest religious festival of the Bangalee Hindu community.
The annual five-day 'Sharodiya Durgotsab will begin with the incarnation of the Goddess Durga on the day of Maha Sashthi on October 4.
The festival will end with the immersion of the idols of the Goddess Durga on Bijoya Dashami on October 8.
The Mahalaya, the auspicious occasion heralding the advent of goddess Durga, will be celebrated on September 28. With the beginning of 'Devipaksha', Mahalaya is observed seven days before Durga Puja.
Idol makers and artisans are passing their busy days in making idols of Durga Puja at puja mandaps across the country.
Generally, the idols are made diligently and methodically by the artisans to create exquisite pieces of artistry.
Puja Udjapan Parishad General Secretary Nirmal Kumar Chaterjee said around 32,000 permanent and temporary mandaps are being prepared for worshiping goddess Durga in the country, including around 240 in the capital city, this year.