On Mahashasthi Goddess Durga arrives with her children. People welcome her with beats of dhak. The main ritual on this day is unveiling the face of the idol.
First day of Durga Puja, pre-dawn bath of Kola Bow.
Important part of the day is celebrating Durga's victory over Mahishasur.Devotees offer anjali to the Goddess and recite the mantras.
This is the last day of durga puja. Sandhi Puja is observed on that day. Nabami Bhog is offered the the goddess which is later distributed among the devotees.
Maha Dashami or Bijoya Dashami
On the day of Dashami Goddess Durga along with her children sets for Kailash, her husband's abode. The idols are carried in processions and finally with a heavy heart is immersed in a nearby river.