The Hindu community of the country will celebrate the Maha Saptami today, the second day of the five-day Durga Puja, marking the Goddess’s victory over demon Mahishashur.
The devotees will sing hymns and offer flowers seeking the blessings of Durga, the saviour of humanity from all evils.
Ministers, government officials, political leaders and dignitaries are scheduled to visit different puja mandaps in the capital today.
Mohanagar Sarbojonin Puja Committee and Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad have taken elaborate programmes to celebrate the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community.
They will distribute new clothes and foods among the poor in front of different mandaps in the capital and elsewhere across the country.
This year Devi Durga has arrived by riding on horse and will return by jaunting on cradle.
This year, Durga Puja is being celebrated in 32,118 mandaps across the country which is 1,905 more than the last year.