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Dashami: Revellers bid adieu to Durga

Kolkata, Oct 14 : As the Mahanavami night faded into the dawn of Mahadashami on Monday, a mood of gloominess prevailed in the air since it is finally the time to bid adieu to Goddess Durga along with her four children (Laxmi, Saraswati, Kartik and Ganesh).


The celebratory mood of Mahanavami evening was dampened by rains on Sunday. People preferred staying indoors mostly, or crowded at multiplexes.

Pandal hoppers were spotted with umbrellas in their hands.

On Mahadashami, the people are hoping for a dry day so that they can bid farewell to the goddess hassle-free.

The day formally starts with special pujas, yagna and maha arti, followed by darpan bisarjan (ritually bidding adieu to the Goddess although idol-immersion starts in the afternoon).

The rituals rounds off with Aparajita Puja (special worship for eternal victory).

As the day graduates, women gather at several marquees (pandals) across the city to bid farewell to the Goddess and her four children with vermillion and sweets.

Sindoor Khela or (smearing of vermilion) marks the day when women folk smear each other with red vermilion.

After this, starts the frenzied immersion ceremony. Long processions with drums and trumpets are taken out through various cities of West Bengal and finally reaching various banks of river Ganga or other rivers where the idols are immersed.

After the immersion ceremony is over, people wish each other 'Shubho Bijoya', a custom followed by the Bengalis all over the world.

With this the five-day long celebrations come to an end, leaving the people to wait for another whole year patiently.

--IBNS (Posted on 14-10-2013)

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