The five-day Durga Puja celebrations throughout the nation ended with Vijaya Dashami immediately. Unlike most years, immersion or visarjan of Goddess Durga befell with out the same old fervour and a unique sort of emotion performed out. In footage from throughout the nation, there have been extra empty pandals, masked faces and solemn look beneath face shields. At just a few pandals in Kolkata, ladies have been seen in PPE kits for boron (bidding the goddess farewell) and sindur khela. The vibrant processions, which normally marks visarjan have been lacking from the town of pleasure.
Dressed in conventional purple bordered sarees with face masks, devotees tried to take care of protected distance and touched the toes of Maa Durga amid demure chants of “asche bochor abar hobe” (until subsequent 12 months). The conventional sindur khela the place married ladies put vermilion on one another was largely restricted to few native residents and organizers on the pandals.
According to the Kolkata Police sources, sufficient preparations have been made to make sure the visarjan ceremony was peaceable and Covid-19 pointers have been maintained on the immersion ghats. The metropolis civic physique personnel and Kolkata Port Trust officers have been current on the venue to watch the state of affairs. Most puja committees allowed minimal members to accompany the goddess to the ghats for the immersion rituals.
Cranes atop boats have been seen at some places alongside the Ganges River to clear the flowers and stays of the idols to keep away from water air pollution. The carnival at Red Road, the place massive organizers showcased their Durga deities earlier than immersion was cancelled as a result of pandemic.