Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, have begun with the incarnation (Bodhon) of the Goddess Durga at temples across the country on Tuesday.
The five-day festival starts with `Bodhon` of the Goddess Durga marking “Sashthi” while the festival will come to an end with the emersion of the idols of the Goddess Durga in the nearby rivers and water bodies throughout the country on September 30th.
Adequate security measures had already been taken in the countrywide puja pandals.
Draped in new dresses, a large number of devotees irrespective of ages have started to throng in the city pandals, particularly at Dhakeshwari National Temple, and to offer prayers before the Goddess Durga seeking divine blessings for peace, prosperity, and welfare of the country and its people.
Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate conveying greetings to the members of the country`s Hindu community on this occasion.
Bangla Insider/ MA