The five-day Durga Puja, the largest religious festival of the Hindus, ends today with the immersion of the goddess Durga’s idols in water bodies.
The annual festivities began on Friday with Mahashashthi puja while the Maha Saptami puja was held on Saturday; Maha Ashtami, Kumari Puja and Sandhi puja on Sunday and Maha Nabami puja yesterday.
Durga Puja is being celebrated this year at 29,395 permanent and temporary puja mandaps across the country, including 229 in the capital, said leaders of Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad.
According to Hindu faith, goddess Durga descends on the earth from heaven to annihilate evil forces and establish peace and harmony.
Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid will host a reception on the occasion at 11:30am today at the Bangabhaban.