The immersion of idols following the conclusion of the Durga Puja festival left the banks of the Yamuna wearing a sorry look today as everything from polythene bags to rotting flowers lay strewn on the riverside.
Thousands of animals, including roosters, were sacrificed in Odisha as part of an annual religious ceremony despite a government ban and protests by animal rights activities, an official said on Friday.
The Durga Puja of the city's Sree Bhumi Sporting Club has caught the eye of many and people are queueing up to catch a glimpse of the idols that have been adorned with a whopping Rs.10-crore diamond jewellery.
Durga Puja celebration here is a glittering show with the goddess and her progeny as well as Mahisashura, the demon she is seen slaying, adorning gold and silver jewellery for which this millennium city is famous.
Initiating measures after intelligence alerts on chances of communal tension and terrorist strikes during Durga Puja and Bakrid festivals, the Bihar government has deployed a large number of security personnel at over 100 sensitive places to prevent any untoward incident.