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ISRO’s Chandrayaan II features in Guwahati Durga Puja

The Chandrayaan II mission has become the theme of a Durga Puja pandal in Guwahati as puja fervour gripped the capital city of Assam and other parts of the state.

The Durga Puja celebration committee of Noonmati Sector – 2 in Guwahati picked up Chandrayaan II mission as their theme this year.

The puja committee has tried to reflect the ISRO’s lunar mission at the puja pandal. Some local artists were busy in giving the final shape to the theme on October 3.

Pabitra Bahadur Chetry, organiser of the puja pandal, said that they have picked up the ISRO’s lunar mission theme aiming to educate the new generation. “We are trying to show as what is the Chandrayaan II mission. We have also prepared a model of Vikram Lander,” Pabitra Bahadur Chetry said.

Puja fervour grips Kamakhya temple

Atop the Nilachal Hills, fortnight-long Durga Puja festival has began at the Kamakhya temple amid chants of slokas and rituals by priests.

The Durga Puja celebration has started at Kamakhya temple – a major seat of Shakti worship – from the ninth day of the waning of the moon or ‘Krishna Navami’ and will be end on the ninth day of the waxing of the moon or ‘Sukla Navami’.

Kamakhya Devalaya priest Mohit Sarma said that, the most remarkable aspect of the puja is that there is no idol or image of Goddess Durga. “We have performed the rituals at the temple. Kumari Puja is performed from the first day after the Navaratri and will be continued till Navami,” Mohit Sarma said.

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