The Celebration

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The idols of Goddess Jagadhatri are displayed in Puja Pandals. Families and institutions like colleges and universities, clubs and streets get involved into planning much before the Puja. They collect ‘Chanda’ or donation for their Pujas. People buy new clothes and have community gatherings to celebrate the Puja flavour. The carnival attracts people from the local areas. The road side stalls and a dense gathering gives it a fair like appearance. The idols are decorated with Shola (Thermocol) ornaments in beautifully lit Puja pandals.