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Durga Puja culminates on safe, peaceful note in Meghalaya

Shillong, Oct 5 (UNI) Durga Puja festival culminated on a safe and peaceful note in Meghalaya on Wednesday with the immersion of the idols of the Mother Goddess and her entourage were immersed by devotees in rivers across the state on Vijaya Dashami with heavy hearts, yet amid festive fervor and joy.
A total of 257 Community Durga Puja and five private Durga Puja were performed in Meghalaya this year, which included 126 in Khasi Hills, 11 in Jaintia Hills and 120 in Garo Hills districts.
The banks of the Umkhrah river and other rivers wore a festive look, as puja organisers came in colourful processions to the accompaniment of drums to immerse idols of the goddess and her four children.
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