City all set to welcome goddess Kalika
The city is all set to welcome the Gram Devata – Goddess Kalika for the nine-day festival beginning today. A number of pandals have been installed in the city and many have been set up at a considerable cost running into lakhs. The Durga puja pandals are decked up to awe the visitors.
Amid a slight rise in prices of pooja Sahitya including incense sticks, lamps, chadars, cholis, flowers and stone diva required for Ghatasthapana, the people especially women devotees thronged the heart of the city and prime market places of Main Road and Ravivar Karanaj yesterday to welcome the goddess.
They shopped around for idols, puja materials, jewellery, decorative articles to name a few. Many people prefered to buy an “Akhand diva” made of stone that is lit continuously for nine days and nine-night. To add to the mood, youngsters are seen preparing themselves to celebrate the festival with Garba and dandiya raas.