Post 29, Sargana

Zaheeb Ajmal reports:

8 a.m.: Today is Dussehra, when Hindus across eastern India bid farewell to the goddess as she returns to her marital home. Devotees throng the Durga temple situated in the Sargana bazaar. Harish Rishi and his peers of the Gram Raksha Dal patrol the temple gates, ensuring that devotees are able to enter and exit the temple in an orderly way. The festive atmosphere of the Chandithan yesterday is recreated here as men, women and children not only offer their prayers at the temple, but buy the wares on display outside the temple precincts.

Tags: Durga temple; devotees;