Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, began on Friday with the incarnation (Bodhon) of the Goddess Durga at temples across the country.
The five-day festival will come to an end with the immersion of idols of goddess Durga in rivers and other water bodies across the country on October 8.
The Mahasaptami puja will be held on Saturday (October 5) while Mahashtami, Kumari Puja and Sandhi Puja on Sunday (October 6), Mahanabami puja on Monday (October 7) and Biyoya Dashami on (October 8).
Recitation of the verses from the Holy Chandi and blowing of conch shells (Shankha) and beating of drums will be heard from temples and pandals in the city and elsewhere throughout the day.
Adequate security measures have been taken for smooth celebrations of the festival.
Additional members of police, Ansar, Rapid Action Battalion and other law enforcement agencies have been deployed in puja mandaps to ensure a full-proof security.