PV Desk : All-out preparations have been completed to hold the five-day long Durga Puja, the biggest and sacred festival of the Bangalee Hindus from October 4 in the city as elsewhere in the district, with due religious fervor and enthusiasm.

Talking to media, President of Chattogram district Puja Udjapon Parisad Shyamol Kumar Palit said over 1832 Durga Puja mandaps including 258 in port city has been erected in all 14 upazilas of the district and 15 thanas of Chattogram City Corporation this year.

“Erection of idols of goddess Durga has also been completed to celebrate the upcoming greatest religious festival Durga Puja with due religious gaiety in the district,” Palit said.

Beginning with the ‘Shasthi Puja’ from October 4, celebration of the festival will end on October 8 through Bijoya Dashami with immersion of the idols of goddess Durga, he added.

Talking to BSS Advocate Chandhon Talukdar, President of Chattogram City Puja Udjapon Parisad said a total of 258 Puja Mandaps have been set up in Chattogram city by the Hindu community this year.