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Durga Puja

816 mandaps to be erected in Naogaon

816 mandaps to be erected in Naogaon

NAOGAON: Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangalee Hindu community, will be celebrated at 816 mandaps in eleven upazilas of 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, reports BSS.

President of District Puja Udjapon Parishad Nirmal Krishna Saha said, 119 mandaps will be erected in Sadar upazila, 52 in Raninagar, 51 in Atrai upazila, 154 in Mohadevpur upazila, 106 in Badalgachi upazila, 117 in Manda upazila, 64 in Niamatpur upazila, 18 in Porsha upazila, 17 in Sapahar upazila, 86 in Patnitala upazila and 32 in Dhamoirhat upazila of the district.

In order to ensure overall security during the upcoming Durga Puja, the monitoring team will work at the district and upazila level on behalf of the District Puja Udjapon Parishad as well as the administration, he said.

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

Superintendent of Police (SP) Muhammad Rashidul Haque said all kinds of step will be taken to celebrate the Durga Puja in a festive atmosphere and law enforcement forces will carry out their duties in a coordinated manner.

Stringent security measures have been taken for holding the festival smoothly all over the district, the SP added.