On Thursday, on the occasion of Mahalaya in West Bengal, lakhs of people 'surrendered'. However, this year the Durga Puja Festival will start a month later due to Adhimas. During the Kovid-19 Pandemic, lakhs of people across the state surrendered their forefathers along the banks of the Hooghly and other rivers and reservoirs. In the morning, Mahishasura Mardini Stotra dedicated to Goddess Durga was broadcast on AIR. The recitation of Mahishasura Mardini Stotra on All India Radio was first broadcast in the 1930s, after which it is broadcast every year on the occasion of Mahalaya. Water traffic police had kept a strict vigil so that there is no untoward incident at various ghats of Hooghly. Officials said that proper security arrangements were made during the tariffs at 18 ghats in Kolkata.
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On the last day of Pitru Paksha, senior members of the family burn their ancestors and 'satisfy' them, this ritual is called tarpan. Senior officers of Kolkata Police have been deployed at the ghats, while civilian police volunteers have been deployed to follow the social distance. Police said that the movement of vehicles on the roads around the ghats is also prohibited. Sculptors on Mahalaya make eyes of idols of Goddess Durga and this tradition is called 'Chokhu Daan'. This year, Durga Puja started after a month and this tradition did not happen. Karthik month begins on Friday in the Bengali era, but the festival of Durga Puja will begin on October 22 due to being 'Malamas' or 'Adhimas'. The festival of Vishwakarma Puja (Vishwakarma Puja) was also celebrated with Mahalaya on 17 September this year.
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