The five-day long Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bengali Hindu community, ended in Netrakona on Thursday night through immersion of the idols of the goddess Durga and other deities in different water-bodies with due religious fervor and solemnity.
The idols were taken to different points of the river Mogra and other water bodies for immersion with colorful processions, dancing and singing Kirtons amidst tight security.
The members of the law-enforcing agencies including police and RAB were seen ensuring security cordons during the immersion to avert any untoward incident.
Earlier, hundreds of devotees including female thronged to the puja mandaps for performing the rituals of “Bijoya Dashami” and to have the last look of the goddess Durga and sought her blessings for their welfare and progress and prosperity of the nation and betterment of the mankind by putting 'Sindur' (vermilion) and offering sweets to the goddess.
A total of 524 puja mandaps were erected this time in the district and 56 puja mandaps were erected in around the district town.