The five-day Durga Puja celebrations throughout the nation ended with Vijaya Dashami at this time. In contrast to most years, immersion or visarjan of Goddess Durga befell with out the same old fervour and a distinct form of emotion performed out. In photos from throughout the nation, there have been extra empty pandals, masked faces and solemn look below face shields. At just a few pandals in Kolkata, girls had been seen in PPE kits for boron (bidding the goddess farewell) and sindur khela. The colorful processions, which often marks visarjan had been lacking from the town of pleasure.
Wearing conventional crimson bordered sarees with face masks, devotees tried to keep up secure distance and touched the toes of Maa Durga amid demure chants of “asche bochor abar hobe” (until subsequent yr). The normal sindur khela the place married girls put vermilion on one another was largely restricted to few native residents and organizers on the pandals.
In response to the Kolkata Police sources, enough preparations had been made to make sure the visarjan ceremony was peaceable and Covid-19 tips had been maintained on the immersion ghats. Town civic physique personnel and Kolkata Port Belief officers had 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 had 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 Purple Highway, the place large organizers showcased their Durga deities earlier than immersion was cancelled as a result of pandemic.