The five-day Durga Puja merriments in Bengal concluded on Monday. However, bright parades, which as a rule mark the event, were to a great extent missing from the city roads.
The five-day Durga Puja merriments in Bengal concluded on Monday. However, bright parades, which as a rule mark the event, were to a great extent missing from the city roads, as a modest bunch saw the symbol inundation function of individuals.
Wearing conventional outfits and with covers worn on faces, enthusiasts, while keeping up safe separation, contacted the feet of goddess Durga as serenades of ‘asche bochor abar hobe’ (till one year from now) lease the air.
Ladies offered desserts to the goddess, even as the conventional ‘Sindur Khela’ (ladies smear each other with vermilion) was generally confined to coordinators and a couple of nearby occupants at the pandals.
In certain pieces of the state, likenesses of Ravana moulded as the Covid were scorched as a component of Bijoya Dashami festivities.
As per Kolkata Police sources, satisfactory plans had been made to guarantee the icon submersion function was serene all over the place, with CCTVs introduced at all waterway ghats and workforce from urban bodies and Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) present at the scene to screen the circumstance.
All puja councils were advised to send absolute minimum individuals to the ghats for watching the ceremonies.
Near 1,800 icons were drenched in different ghats of the city till 9 pm, police said. Around 54 ghats were reserved for submersion.
Hefty cranes fixed on pontoons were found in real life at a portion of the ghats to help lift and remove the remaining parts of the icons from the waterway to evade water contamination.
Some puja boards of trustees thought of imaginative thoughts, setting the symbols in improvised water stores and sprinkling water to break up those.
This year, in any case, the Durga Puja jamboree at Red Road, where first-class advisory groups exhibit their godlike objects before taking an interest in the inundation parade, has been dropped because of the Covid-19 pandemic.