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26 October, 2020 12:55:53 PM
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Mahanabomi Puja celebrated in Rajshahi

BSS, Rajshahi
Mahanabomi Puja celebrated in Rajshahi

People of the Hindu community here today celebrated their Mohanobomi as part of the five-day Durga Puja, the largest religious festival of the community, amid universal happy-harmony prayers alongside greatest enthusiasm and festive mood.

To mark the religious festival, puja mandaps and temples in the city have turned into joyous places as thousands of devotees thronged there to celebrate their biggest religious festival.

The festival was marked by puja, arati, recitation from scriptures, distribution of proshad, offering devotional songs and bhajans.

The Durgotsob is being celebrated in 3,419 puja mandaps in all eight districts under the Rajshahi division in addition to 87 in Rajshahi city with special arrangements amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic situation.

Each of the puja mandaps was given 500 kilograms of rice on behalf of the respective district administrations for smooth celebration of the puja in the division this year.

Rajshahi City Corporation donated Taka 10,000 to each of the city’s 76 puja mandaps for the successful celebration of the festival.

Shyamal Kumar Ghosh, Rajshahi city unit general secretary of Hindu Buddhist Christian Oikya Parishad, told BSS that the Durga Puja is being celebrated in a festive mood.

Decorations of temples, lighting, and setting up of mandaps have already turned the city into a festive look, he added.

Fazley Hossain Badsha, MP, Zila Parishad Chairman Muhammad Ali Sarker and Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Abu Kalam Siddque and other dignitaries visited some of the city’s Puja Mandaps yesterday evening and exchanged their pleasantries with the devotees.

The celebration will end through the immersion of idols of goddess Durga on Bijoya Dashami on Monday.

Meanwhile, foolproof security measures were taken in the city and its adjacent areas to avert any untoward incident during the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community.

“We have adopted tight security measures to make the Rajshahi city’s Durga puja celebration festive and successful,” said Abu Kalam Siddique, commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police.

Police administration of all the respective areas have chalked out necessary security measures to make the celebration a success, he added.

Officers-in-charge of the police stations were asked to keep close contact with the puja committees round the clock.

Abdul Baten, deputy inspector general of police, said three-tier security measures have been adopted everywhere in the division.

Members of law enforcement agencies have already been deployed at all the important points of the city.

He said the leaders of Puja Udjapan Parishad have been urged to set up close circuit cameras in the major puja mandaps.

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