Bokaro: The residents celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, and Kali Puja with great enthusiasm and religious fervor here. However the crackers resounded less in this Diwali. Special pujas was organised at Kali Temples across the township.
Whether it’s awareness on harmful affect to environment or government guidelines or continuing Covid-19 phase, residents celebrated Diwali in a very traditional way offering puja to Goddess Laxmi, lighting diyas, eating sweets and chocolates.
The festival of lights passed off peacefully with no major untoward incidents reported across the district. Meanwhile the Kali Temples drew devotees in night. This year very few Kali puja pandals come up due to Covid-19 directives.
The Puja pandal at Majdoor Ground is special attraction for the people. Meanwhile large number of devotees visited Kali Puja at Sri Sri 108 Shyam Mai Temple in Sector 2/D organised by Maithili Kala Manch Kali Puja Trust. Director incharge of Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL), Amarendu Prakash and Bokaro, MLA, Biranchi Narayan also offered puja to Goddess Kali visiting the Temple on the occassion.
From past several years puja is being organised in Kali Temple at Sector-2/D. People of Maithali Samaj assembled on the festival and performed puja with great passion here. The festival saw Kanya pujan offered by devotees while there was also cultural programme organised on the occasion.