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Festive fervour grips Assam on Maha Shashti

First Published: 1st October, 2022 16:06 IST

Today is Maha Shashti, and this auspicious occasion marks the commencement of Durga Puja festivities wherein devotees welcome Goddess Durga with pomp and gusto. Today, Goddess Durga’s deity is unveiled

Today is Maha Shashti, and this auspicious occasion marks the commencement of Durga Puja festivities wherein devotees welcome Goddess Durga with pomp and gusto.

Today, Goddess Durga’s deity is unveiled in front of the public. Several rituals are performed while the ‘dhakis’ keep the mood and spirit of the puja alive by playing the ‘dhak’—a kind of drum that is closely associated with the puja and Bengali culture.

The festive atmosphere is clearly evident as streets have been adorned with decorative lights and puja committees across the region have come up with unique themes to usher in the festivities.

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Festive fervour has gripped Assam. From a pandal built in the likeness of a library, to another fashioned after Amritsar’s famous golden temple, puja committees have clearly left no stone unturned to celebrate Durga Puja in grand fashion. 

And keeping with the trend of unique themes, a Puja Pandal in Assam’s Biswanath pays homage to popular board games. From the evergreen Ludo to the nostalgia-inducing Snakes & Ladders, this puja pandal is sure to grab many eyeballs.


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