Goddess Durga returns to Mt. Kailash: Hindu mythbdnews24.com/ New Age Online
The Goddess Durga, on Bijoya Doshomi, goes back to her husband’s home in Kailash. She will return again to her parental home here on earth after a year, according to Hindu beliefs.
Monday was the last day of the ‘Durga Puja’ the biggest festival of Bengali Hindus.
According to the Hindu almanac, the Goddess arrived in a palanquin and is going back on an elephant.
Hindu beliefs have it that the arrival of the Goddess in a palanquin is associated with natural disasters, but her departure on an elephant is a precursor to good times when the earth is fertile and bountiful.
Most of the idols from the city temples were immersed in the Buriganga River at Sadarghat. But before that devotees gather at ‘Palashi Mor’ from where the immersion processions set off.
Representatives of the Dhaka Metropolitan Sarbojonin Puja Udjapon Committee said the immersion is complete with ‘Darpan Bishorjon’.
The immersions started in the afternoon. The main procession begins from capital Dhaka’s Dhakeshwari Temple at around 2:30pm.
Thousands of devotees carried the 'Goddess’ idol to the river with age-old musical instruments such as ‘Shankha’, ‘Khol’, ‘Dhak’ and ritual songs played loudly on modern sound systems.
The processions started from Palashi and circled various streets of Old Dhaka, causing traffic congestion at places, before ending on the banks of the Buriganga.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sarbojonin Puja Celebration Committee Bosudeb Dhar said the 214 idols from temples in Dhaka had been immersed at Binasmrity Snanghat, Turag BIWTA ghat and Postogola.
People offered their payers to the Goddess for the last time on the river bank. The Goddess is put on a boat for immersion as the priests chant the farewell mantras.
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