Ashtmi Puja Over, Two More Days until 'Lanka Dahan'

Maha Ashtmi Puja crowd at Dak Bungalow Road in Patna on Thursday.

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Patna: Heavy crowd was seen across the state capital as the 8th day of the 10-day Durga Puja (Maha Ashtmi) came to a peaceful end on Thursday with the city gearing up to deal with even bigger crowd and rush for the next two days leading to the climactic Maha Dashmi, or Dussehra, on Saturday when the iconic 'Ravan Vadh' will take place at Patna's Gandhi Maidan in the presence of an estimated 5 lakh people.

Devotees started to throng at major temples and Puja pandals in Patna early Thursday morning. Heavy rush was seen at the Mahavir Temple outside Patna Junction, Kali Temples at Darbhanga House Ghat and Dujra, Thakurbari Temple in Kadam Kuan and Durga Temple in Kankarbagh.

Puja organizers, as always, keeping the convenience of the devotees in mind, had made special arrangements for women and children who came in large numbers during evening 'arti' at all pandals. Until late night, crowd remained thick at most places as Puja lovers hopped one pandal after other stopping at each place to pay obeisance to Goddess Durga, collect the 'prasad', and move on to the next one.

Officials said police station in-charges across the state capital had been entrusted to keep an eye on all activities and make arrangement for the immersion of idols in such a way that the entire journey between the puja place and the ghat is smooth without causing much inconvenience to the traffic.


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