Durga puja ends with immersion of idol on Dasami

Tue Oct 15 2013, 10:23 hrs
Durga Puja, the biggest annual festival of the Hindus today ended with the immersion of idols on Dasami amidst chants of 'aasche bochchor abar hobe' (it will happen again next year). (IE photo: Pradip Das)
Durga Puja, the biggest annual festival of the Hindus today ended with the immersion of idols on Dasami amidst chants of 'aasche bochchor abar hobe' (it will happen again next year). (IE photo: Pradip Das)
With the onset of dawn, an air of melancholy descended with people knowing very well that Goddess Durga would now leave for her abode in Kailash after her visit to earth ending the four days of festivity. (IE photo: Pradip Das)
With the onset of dawn, an air of melancholy descended with people knowing very well that Goddess Durga would now leave for her abode in Kailash after her visit to earth ending the four days of festivity. (IE photo: Pradip Das)
Women smeared vermilion on each other's faces in a ritual called 'sindoor khela' and offered sweets and prayers to Goddess Durga and her siblings as the young swayed merrily to the rhythmic beats of 'dhaks'. (IE photo: Narendra Vaskar)
Women smeared vermilion on each other's faces in a ritual called 'sindoor khela' and offered sweets and prayers to Goddess Durga and her siblings as the young swayed merrily to the rhythmic beats of 'dhaks'. (IE photo: Narendra Vaskar)
People of all ages exchanged greetings with each other on the occasion of 'Bijoya'. (IE photo: Pradip Das)
People of all ages exchanged greetings with each other on the occasion of 'Bijoya'. (IE photo: Pradip Das)
In the evening community and household puja idols made their way to the banks of the river Hooghly accompanied by revellers. (IE photo: Pradip Das)
In the evening community and household puja idols made their way to the banks of the river Hooghly accompanied by revellers. (IE photo: Pradip Das)
 Many foreigners were seen happily clicking away pictures of the immersion to take the memories back home. (IE photo: Pradip Das)
Many foreigners were seen happily clicking away pictures of the immersion to take the memories back home. (IE photo: Pradip Das)
The police made adequate security arrangements at various places. Besides police officials, personnel from state civil defence, civic body officials, Kolkata Port Trust and River Traffic Police assisted in the immersion process while speed boats of India Navy kept watch. (IE photo: Pradip Das)
The police made adequate security arrangements at various places. Besides police officials, personnel from state civil defence, civic body officials, Kolkata Port Trust and River Traffic Police assisted in the immersion process while speed boats of India Navy kept watch. (IE photo: Pradip Das)
Till evening, 252 immersion had taken place out of 1621 in the metropolis. (IE photo: Pradip Das)
Till evening, 252 immersion had taken place out of 1621 in the metropolis. (IE photo: Pradip Das)

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