Preparations for Durga Puja are going on in full swing across the country with two and a half weeks left for the biggest religious festival of the Bangalee Hindu community, reports BSS.
“All preparations for the Durga Puja are going on in full swing across the country,” Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad General Secretary Nirmal Kumar Chattarjee told BSS on Monday.He said around 32,000 permanent and temporary mandaps are being prepared for worshiping goddess Durga in the country, including around 240 in the capital city, this year.
Nirmal said the number of puja mandaps will increase this year compared to the previous year. Durga Puja was held in as many as 31,272 permanent and temporary mandaps in the country, including 234 in the capital, last year, he added.
The Puja Udjapan Parishad general secretary expressed his hope that the country’s Hindu community will celebrate Durga Puja with much enthusiasm and festivity.
He requested the Election Commission (EC) to change the date of Rangpur-3 by-election as October 5 is the second day of Dugra Puja. Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad also submitted a memorandum to the EC in this regard on September 12, he mentioned.
In Dhaka city, the main puja pandals are at Dhakeshwari National Temple, Ramkrishna Mission and Math, Kalabagan, Banani, Shakhari Bazar and Dhaka University Jagannath Hall.
Durga Puja signifies the birth of Durga with the blessings of gods, as a collective energy, to fight the demon king Mahishasura.