Dhaka, Oct 15 : Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, has begun today (Monday) with the incarnation (Bodhon) of goddess Durga at temples across the country, marking Sashthi.
The five-day puja will come to an end with the immersion of idols of goddess Durga in rivers and other water bodies on October 19.
All the Preparations have been taken for celebrating the religious festival smoothly.
The Mahasaptami puja will be held on Tuesday (October 16) while Mahashtami, Kumari Puja and Sandhi Puja on Wednesday (October 17), Mahanabami puja on Thursday (October 18) and Biyoya Dashami will be held on Friday (October 19).
Recitation of the verses from the Holy Chandi and blowing of conch shells (Shankha) and beating of drums will be heard in temples and pandals in the city and elsewhere throughout the day.
Adequate security measures have been taken for smooth celebrations of the festival.
Additional members of police, Ansar, Rapid Action Battalion and other law enforcement agencies have been deployed in puja mandaps to ensure a full-proof security.