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Bagerhat set to stage the biggest Durga Puja celebration

  • Published at 03:36 pm September 29th, 2019
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The ceremonies of the festival will take place from October 3 to October 8 this year Dhaka Tribune

The works are in the final stage and the coloring of the idols are going on in full swing

Bagerhat is all set to celebrate Durga Puja, the largest religious festival of the Hindu community, with an aim to hold the country’s biggest puja with 801 idols.

The ceremonies of the festival will take place from October 3 to October 8 this year.

Organizers and artisans are busy decorating mandaps and idols at different upazilas in the district  as the Durga Puja is only a few days away. This year, Durga Puja will be celebrated at 641 mandaps in the district

For the past nine years, Liton Sikder, a businessman from Hakimpur village of Khanpur union, has been holding the biggest Durga Puja in Bagerhat and South Asia as well.

Liton Sikdar, organizer of 'Sikder Barir Puja’ , said : '' I started Durga Puja here in 2010 with 201 idols. The number of idols have increased year after year and now it currently stands at 801. Thousands of devotees from in and outside of the country come to visit this puja mandap every year.”

Bijoy Krishna Bachar, a local sculptor, said 15 sculptors have been working for the last six months to make the idols of deities .

The works are in the final stage and the coloring of the idols are going on in full swing, he added. Locals are happy that their Hakimpur village has earned fame for ‘Sikder Barir Puja’.

Amit Roy, president of Bagerhat District Puja Celebration Committee lauded the festivity of ‘Sikder Barir Puja’ and said we have taken all necessary preparations to organize the festival successfully.

Superintendent of Bagerhat Police Pankaj Chandra Roy said: Durga puja will be celebrated at 641 mandaps in the district this year. We have taken 4 tier security measures keeping the festival in mind and will ensure utmost security to Sikdar Bari, where the Asia's biggest Durga puja is held every year.''

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