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Durga Puja underway amid festivity


Assam is celebrating Durga puja across the state with much pomp and gaiety. Devotees are thronging in thousands to offer puja to the goddess Durga on Tuesday to end the evil dominance. Tuesday is Maha Navami where from early in the morning the devotees are visiting the pujas mandaps in different places of the state.


There seems to be an undeclared race of puja mandaps in the state where Guwahati city seems to have stole the limelight. The puja ,mandap at Laxmimandir in Beltola is teeming with visitors from morning till midnight to see the idol of goddess. Another striking feature this year there is a show to spread message of wild life.


Latasheel mandap is also pulling no less visitors who are lined up to offer pujas seeking strength to defeat the evil forces. The idols of the goddess Durga along with Laxmi, Saraswati, Karik and Ganesh are being installed at a palanquin.


The organizers are sparing no pain to attract the visitors in Ganeshguri, Maligaon, Chandmari and Fancybazar also. Fancybazar pulls huge crowd this year with pandal which resembles to an ancient royal palace.


The idols would be immersed on Thursday. But the Kamrup district administration this year has changed the immersion venue to Kachamari ghat on the river Brahmaputra instead of Kachari Ghat.


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