Idol Durga immersion at Baje Kadamtala Ghat on the bank of Hooghly river in Kolkata (Express photo by Partha Paul)
Shortly after the immersion, people exchanged sweets and greetings.
At Babughat, which witnesses the highest number of idol immersions in the state, devotees were seen queuing up since 11 am, with chants of ‘Asche bochor abar hobe’ (till next year) adding to the fervour.
According to sources in Kolkata Police, adequate security arrangements have been made on the thoroughfares and at the river ghats for peaceful observance of the idol-immersion ceremony.
The immersion of big-ticket Durga Puja idols of the city and adjoining districts would, however, take place on Saturday, following their participation in the state government-organised annual carnival at Red Road.