Durga Puja concludes,goddess immersed in ponds

By Abha Manakatala - Sat Oct 24, 12:46 pm

Idol immersion-4The four-day Durga Puja concluded in Ranchi today with Bijoy Dashami observed and idols of the goddess immersed in ponds and rivers located in the state capital.

There were elaborate security arrangements by the police along the roads and ponds across Ranchi where hundreds gathered. The civic authorities also took measures to ensure that the immersion ceremonies passed off smoothly and the waters protected from pollution.

Though many of the idols brought from the various pandals and homes were immersed in the afternoon and evening there will be similar ceremonies on the ponds for the remaining idols on Sunday.

Over 2,400 community pujas were organised in the city this year, a senior police official said.

“We have made arrangements for the immersion of idols at 13 river ghats. Over 200 volunteers have been engaged by the civic body at the various locations,” Debasish Kumar, a member, Mayor-In-Council of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation told The Hindu.

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