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Idols makers, who are locally known as Malakar, are now passing busy hours ahead of Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangalee Hindus.

The festival will start from October 15 in 2018. It will end on October 19 with the immersion of the idol.

To observe this festival, Malakars of Nilphamari district are busy in completing their fetishes.

Malakars are now working minutely to depict the fetishes colorfully. They are working day and night. They are passing busy hours to complete the orders as preparations to welcome the Hindu goddess Durga ahead of Durga Puja.

Advocate Babu Akshaw Kumar Roy, district president of Durga Puja celebration committee, told the Bangladesh Post that this year at least 854 puja mandops are being ready to observe Durga Puja in Nilphamari district. “We are preparing and progressing peacefully,” he added.

Al-Amin, Nilphamari