The Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, will end on Friday with the immersion of goddess Durga in the capital and elsewhere across the country.
Some 28,500 puja mandaps were set up across the country, including 222 ones in Dhaka city, to observe the religious festival this year.
Devotees in their tearful eyes will bid farewell to the mother deity and her children –Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartik and Ganesh — through the immersion of their idols in the water wishing Durga’s return next year.
Meanwhile, highest security measures were in place to smoothly end Durga Puja.
Durga Puja, the annual Hindu festival also known as Sharadiya (autumnal) Durga Utsav, is the worship of ‘Shakti’ [divine force]embodied in goddess Durga.
It symbolises the battle between good and evil where the dark forces eventually succumb to the divine.