DHAKA, BANGLADESH, October 14, 2013 (Dhaka Tribune): The five-day-long Hindu festival of Durga Puja will come to an end today through the celebration of Vijaya Dashami, in which the main ritual is the immersion of Durga statues in rivers. Devotees will bring out Vijaya Dashami processions carrying statues of the deity Durga and her children Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartik and Ganesha, and carry them to the riverbanks in the evening.
In the capital city processions will be brought out from the Dhakeshwari Temple and end at Waisghat in old town after parading through different city streets. Thousands of men, women and children are likely to join the traditional immersion rally.
Meanwhile, across the country on Sunday thousands gathered at the different puja mandaps to celebrate the Mahanabami puja. At puja mandaps Nabami Bhog comprising food and fruits were offered to Devi Durga and later were distributed among the devotees.
In the city prominent puja mandaps like Dhakeshwari Temple, Jagannath Hall of Dhaka University, Ramna Kali Mandir, Siddheswari Kali Mandir, and in the temples of Tanti Bazar, Shankhari Bazar and Bangla Bazar were crowded with devotees from walks of life.