(In pics) OneIndia wishes 'Shubho Bijoya'

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Bengali's favorite festival Durga Puja has come to an end and as they say Bengalis never have it simple, this end too came with a bang.

Conch shells, dhaki or drums and the Uluations echoed as Ma Durga was adorned with Sindoor before she started her journey back home. Sindoor Khela or playing with Sindoor is an integral part of the last day of the festival followed by exchanging sweets and wishing each other 'Shubho Bijoya'.

Durga Puja

The day of Vijayadashami had arrived and the country observed it with mixed feelings- sad as it has to wait for another year for the next pujo and happy as it marked a new beginning of hope and prosperity.

Here's capturing the mood in pics.

Sindoor Dan

Mumbai : Bollywood Actress Rani Mukerjee at Durga puja pandal for Sindur khela event on the last day Durga puja at Juhu in Mumbai on Tuesday. PTI

The last leg of the journey

Bangladeshi Hindu devotees prepare to immerse an idol of Hindu Goddess Durga on the last day of Durga Puja festival at the Patenga beach in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. The festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by lion-riding, ten-armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (PTI)

The immersion

Bengaluru : Devotees immersing the idol of Goddess Durga in a makeshift pond of Ulsoor Lake at the end of Puja festival in Bengaluru on Tuesaday. PTI

Going back home

Bengaluru : Devotees immersing the idol of Goddess Durga in a makeshift pond of Ulsoor Lake at the end of Puja festival in Bengaluru on Tuesaday. PTI

Pranab at the 'Pujo'

Birbhum: President Pranab Mukherjee reading out sacred book "Chandi" on the last day of Durga puja in his ancestral home Mirati in Birbhum district of West Bengal on Tuesday. PTI

The Sindoor Khela

Kolkata: Devotees carry holy water of River Ganga after immersing the idol of Goddess Durga in the river at the end of Puja festival in Kolkata on Tuesday. PTI

The immersion

Kolkata: Devotees immersing the idol of Goddess Durga in the Ganga river at the end of Puja festival in Kolkata on Tuesday. PTI

Sindoor Khela (playing with Sindoor)

Gurgaon : Women participate in Sindur Khela (playing with vermilion powder) at a puja pandal on the last day of Durga puja celebrations in Gurgaon on Tuesday. PTI

Sindoor Khela

Lucknow: Married women participate in Sindur Khela during Durga Puja festival in Lucknow on Tuesday. PTI

The immersion

Kolkata: Hindu devotees immersing an idol of Goddess Durga in River Ganga at the end of Puja festival in Kolkata on Tuesday. PTI

'Dhaki' dance

New Delhi: Women participate in Sindur Khela at a puja pandal on the last day of Durga puja at Chittaranjan Park in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI

Dancing with the beats

New Delhi: Women participate in Sindur Khela at a puja pandal on the last day of Durga puja at Chittaranjan Park in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI

Sindoor khela

New Delhi: Women participate in Sindur Khela at a puja pandal on the last day of Durga puja at Chittaranjan Park in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI

Sindoor Khela

Ranchi: Devotees participate in Sindur Khela during Durga Puja festival at Durga Bati temple,in Ranchi on Tuesday. PTI

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