PHOTOS: Bidding goodbye to Goddess Durga

Every year, Chittaranjan Park in South Delhi hosts 12-13 pandals and over the three days of the puja a footfall of over 50,000 people is seen. This year protecting the environment was on high priority, with all immersions of Goddess Durga idols taking place in artificial ponds. 116 of these had been created by the government and civic authorities. On the other hand, various puja committees had created their own artificial ponds for immersion close to the location of the pandals.

Updated On Oct 09, 2019 06:18 PM IST 6 Photos
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Devotees immerse an idol of Goddess Durga in an artificial pond at CR Park, in New Delhi. (Amal KS/Hindustan Times)

Devotees immerse an idol of Goddess Durga in an artificial pond at CR Park, in New Delhi. (Amal KS/Hindustan Times)

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Immersion of the idol in progress. (Amal KS/Hindustan Times)

Immersion of the idol in progress. (Amal KS/Hindustan Times)

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This year idol immersions in Delhi only took place in artificial ponds. (Amal KS/Hindustan Times)

This year idol immersions in Delhi only took place in artificial ponds. (Amal KS/Hindustan Times)

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The artificial pond is filled up with water so that devotees can immerse idols of Goddess Durga. (Amal KS/Hindustan Times)

The artificial pond is filled up with water so that devotees can immerse idols of Goddess Durga. (Amal KS/Hindustan Times)

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The reason for idol immersions in artficial ponds is to protect the Yamuna. (Amal KS/Hindustan Times)

The reason for idol immersions in artficial ponds is to protect the Yamuna. (Amal KS/Hindustan Times)

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The government and civic agencies dug 116 ponds in Delhi for idol immersion. Many puja committees dug out artificial ponds near the puja venues. (Amal KS/Hindustan Times)

The government and civic agencies dug 116 ponds in Delhi for idol immersion. Many puja committees dug out artificial ponds near the puja venues. (Amal KS/Hindustan Times)

Updated on Oct 09, 2019 06:18 PM IST
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