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Mahasasti, first day of Durga Puja celebrated in Bengal

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Kolkata, Oct 12: West Bengal celebrated "Mahasasti", the first day of the Durga puja festival, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, on Monday.

Mahasasti, first day of Durga Puja celebrated in Bengal

On the occasion of Mahasasti, life is instilled in the idol in a ritual known as ''Pran Prathistha''.

In the evening, the face of the idol was unveiled as a part of the age-old custom called ''Bodhon''.

People in large numbers, many of whom were seen violating the Covid19 protocols by not wearing masks, visited puja pandals.

(PTI)

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