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- Created on Thursday, 25 October 2012 20:09
Patna: The 10-day festival of Durga Puja came to a peaceful end on Wednesday as thousands of people gathered at Patna's Gandhi Maidan to witness the 'Ravan Vadh', or the killing of demon king Ravan, by actors playing the role of Lord Ram, his wife Sita, brothers Lakshman, Bharat, and Shatrughna; and Lord Hanuman.
Besides the large crowd coming from all parts of Bihar, Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar were among many VIPs present on the occasion to see the 'Lanka Dahan', or the burning of Lanka.
With the end of the Dashmi Puja, it was a frantic rush to the Ganges where organizers made a beeline for the immersion of Durga and Kali idols. Chanting usual 'Durga Ma ki Jai' and other such religious slogans, devotees carried the statues of Goddess Durga on thelas, pick-ups, rickshaws, and even on shoulders to bid an emotional goodbye to the Devi.
The continued streaming of the procession caused road jams on Dak Bungalow Road, Frazer Road, Exhibition Road, Chiraiyantand Bridge, Kadam Kuan, Ashok Rajpath and on many other streets but thanks to the hundreds of volunteers managing the human sea, traffic, by and large, moved quite smoothly throughout the city.