Durga Puja being celebrated in Rajshahi

19 October, 2018 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Durga Puja, the largest religious festival of the Hindu community, is being celebrated in the city and all the nine upazilas of the district like other parts of the country amid great enthusiasm and festive mood, reports BSS.

The religious festival was marked by puja, arati, recitation from scriptures, distribution of proshad, offering devotional songs and bhajans.

A huge number of devotees are seen visiting different puja mandaps to have a look at goddess Durga.

Anil Kumar Sarker, trustee of Hindu Development Trust, told BSS that 463 mandaps, including 98 in the metropolis, have been erected here.

Local administration distributed 231.50 tonnes of rice on the occasion of Durga puja this year.