Doors Open at Puja Pandals in Patna Amid Rush to See Devi

Durga idol at Brahm Sthan in Dariyapur Gola in Patna.

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Patna: Durga Puja pandals in Patna open their doors for public viewing following 'Saptmi' puja on Tuesday morning as thousands of people made a beeline to various pandals in the state capital to get the first glimpse of the Devi.

From Patna Saheb on the eastern end to Sheikhpura at the western outskirts of the city, dozens of pandals, designed after famous national landmarks, opened their doors as thousands of eager devotees rushed in to get the first glance of the Ma Durga.

Artists from various parts of the country were seen giving final touch to the idols of Goddess Durga and other Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu religion.

Heavy crowd was seen at Kurji Mor Boring Road crossing, Boring Canal Road, Station Road, Kankarbagh, Thakurbari Road, Bangali Akhara, Govind Mitra Road, Nala Road, Gardanibagh, Lohanipur, Khajpura, Raja Bazaar, Dak Bungalow Crossing and other places known for their spectacular display of artistry each year.

For the next two days, devotees will offer prayers at various pandals and temples as the 10-day ceremony reaches its culmination point with Dussehra on Friday, the 19th – the same day effigies of Ravan, the demon king would be burnt at Patna's historic Gandhi Maidan.

Both Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar earlier sent his Durga Puja wishes to the people of Bihar asking them to pray for peace and prosperity of the state.

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