Also known as Shrodiya Durga Puja among Bengalis,the five-day
celebrations were inaugurated on Thursday at various places in Tricity including Kali Bari Mandir Sector 47 and Banga Bhavan Sector 35.
The celebrations started with the distinct form of Bengali singing known as Agamani by girls. Durga Puja will continue till October 14. Cultural programmes at various city pandals will continue till 7 pm everyday.
There will be various events and competitions for children including drawing,singing,dancing and other game shows. President of the Bengali Association,TK Nagsarky,said,There are around 10,000 Bengali families in the Tricity.
We expect a footfall of more than 5,000 people every day.
Icon Panchkula is also celebrating Durga Puja at Community Centre,Sector 20. Celebrations began with the inaugural ceremony by the Panchkula Mayor of Panchkula.
It was followed by cultural programmes and rituals. As per traditions,puja will start from 9am and there will be a mahabog in the afternoon.