Durga Puja marks its end by traditional immersion

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Durga Puja

The five-day Durga puja festival came to an end with devotees bidding goodbye to the goddess with sullen faces and a heavy heart. However prior to the immersion of idols, long processions were witnessed across the city as people danced to the beats of dhaak on roads on their way to the river banks.

With the first three days of the Puja being washed out by ” Phailin” played a spoilsport during the first three days of the puja people came out on the streets in huge numbers on Tuesday to have a last glimpse of the goddess.

All the roads leading to lakes, especially to city’s famous Ranchi lake were filled with devotees. Between 4pm to 8pm commuters had to fight for getting a space to move their vehicle. At some places, near Sarjana Chowk, people gathered to dance to the tunes of a local band party hired by the puja committees.

Though special traffic arrangements were made ahead of the immersion process, city and traffic police were seen struggling to deal with the crowd and the traffic at the same time.

At city’s Ranchi Lake, RAF battalion was deployed to deal with any untoward situation. “We have taken all preventive measures ahead of immersion process and deployed patrolling teams to keep an eye on the event”, said Manoj Ratan Chouthe, SP city on Tuesday. With negligible mismanagement at few places, immersion process ended peacefully.

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