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Festivities end, idols immersed in Hooghly

West Bengal's four-day-long festivities, the Durga Puja festival, came to an end on Saturday with immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga as people celebrated Bijoya Dashami.

West Bengal's four-day-long festivities, the Durga Puja festival, came to an end on Saturday with immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga as people celebrated Bijoya Dashami. Immersion was on full swing on 18 ghats where 3000 idols of community pujas and traditional pujas at home were immersd.

The immersion of idols in the city at the ghats of river Hooghly was made amidst tight security.

A woman with the idol of Goddess Durga just before the immersion. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

A woman prays before the idol of Goddess Durga just before the immersion. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

A group of labourers with the idol of goddess of Durga before the immersion at river Hooghly in Kolkata. The labourers during this ocassion come from neighboring districts like South 24 paraganas, Hooghly, Burdwan etc. A particular group earns Rs 150 to 3000/- per immersion. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

People throw the idol in the river Hooghly. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

According to Hindu mythology, the immersion marks the return of Goddess Durga to Mount Kailash, the heavenly abode of Lord Shiva, her husband after her sojourn on earth. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

The idol of Goddess Durga getting immersed in River Hooghly. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

The idols of Goddess Durga being taken out of river Hooghly soon after immersion with the help of mechanised cranes to prevent river pollution. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

Immersion of idols draws curtains of the four day Durga puja festival in Bengal. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)