Delhi bids farewell to Goddess Durga

Last Updated: Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 19:36

New Delhi: The Bengali community in the
capital celebrated the culmination of Durga Puja in grand
fervour as they bid farewell to the Goddess on the final day
of the festivity, immersing idols in rivers across the city.

Chanting "Bolo Durga Mai Ki, Jai", people took the
giant idols of Goddess Durga from puja venues to the banks of
Yamuna and immersed it after offering prayers.

Special rituals were performed in front of the idols
of the Goddess and her four children before they were taken to
the banks of Yamuna for immersion.

Various puja venues across the city, including the
famous ones in Chittaranjan Park and Karol Bagh, saw large
number of people queue up to seek the blessings of the Goddess
this morning.

Adequate number of policemen were deployed across the
city to streamline the rush of devotees who were headed
towards river banks to immerse the idols.

A large number of policemen were also spotted at river
banks.

The ceremony before the immersion led to traffic
snarls in many areas, including Kalindi Kunj, Wazirpur and C R
Park. A senior police official said the traffic on Ring Road
from Wazirpur to Rajghat was affected due to the procession
taken out for the immersion.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 19:36
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