Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Durga Puja

310 mandaps to be erected in Joypurhat

JOYPURHAT: Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangalee Hindu community, will be celebrated at 310 mandaps in the district this year.

The five-day long festival will begin on October 1 with due respect and religious fervor across the country and end on October 5 with immersion of the idols of goddess Durga and other deities.

District Puja Udjapon Committee’s president Advocate Hrishikesh Sarkar said mandaps will be erected 98 in Sadar upazila, 34 in Kalai Upazila, 45 in Khetlal upazila, 48 in Akkelpur upazila and 85 in Panchbibi upazila of the district, reports BSS.

In this region of communal harmony, people of other religions will also flock to the mandaps to enjoy the festive mood.

According to Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad and various Puja Celebration Committees, this year Durga puja will be celebrated at 310 private and public mandaps in Joypurhat district, both permanent and temporary in nature.

There is a monitoring cell to look after the overall situation. The issue of security is being looked into by the law enforcement agencies, he added.

The artisans are now passing busy time, making the clay images of Goddess Durga, he said.

All kinds of step will be taken to celebrate the Durga Puja in a festive atmosphere. The monitoring team will work at the district and upazila level, he added.