Delhi: This year due to covid 19 pandemic, there was an extremely muted Durga Pooja celebrations. The idols were also immersed quite silently.
This year, Delhi saw an extremely muted Durga Pooja celebrations
This year, many Puja committees in Chittaranjan Park opted for Ghat pooja and not idol worship. And those who have gone for idols have four five-foot-tall ones, unlike usual 15 to 20 feet ones.
Last year, arrangements were made for artificial ponds to immerse the idols. And this year, the arrangement has been made at the venue itself. Not only in the Yamuna, but immersion in any water body or even artificial tanks also was not allowed.
Some of the CR Park Puja committee have been creating artificial immersion ponds at the venue itself for the past few years. CR Park Kali Mandir worshipped an idol this year also. Further, the temple has its artificial tank where the immersion took place on Monday morning. Prodip Ganguly, a member of the managing committee said, “The Dashami Puja will be completed by 8 am and, between 10 and 10.30 am, the immersion will take place in the tank, as we do every year. Then the idol frame is completely recycled.”
Ganguly further revealed that people especially the senior citizens have requested live streaming should be carried out every year from now. The temple’s Durga pooja is watched by many worldwide.
Purbanchal Bangiyo Samiti is an umbrella body of Puja committees in east Delhi. Mrinal Kanti Biswas is the general secretary of the samiti. He said that idols of 14 committees will be immersed at two locations namely: Mayur Vihar KaliBari and Purbasha Kali Bari in IP Extension.
Also, Biswas said that more than seven people will not be allowed at the venue at a time. And each committee will get 45 minutes to immerse their idols.