Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of Bangalee Hindu community, will be celebrated at 32,168 mandaps across the country this year including 241 in the capital.
The information was disclosed at a view-exchange meeting of Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad with journalists at Dhakeshwari National Temple here.
According to the parishad, the number of puja mandaps was 32,118 across the country in the previous year.
Parishad’s President JL Bhowmik said Mahalaya, the auspicious occasion of heralding the advent of Goddess Durga, will be celebrated tomorrow.
Durga Puja will begin with Maha Sashthi on October 1 and it will end on October 5 with immersion of idols.
He said volunteers will work at every puja mandaps round the clock during the five-day Durga Puja to help the law enforcement agencies to avert any untoward situation.
Parishad’s general secretary Professor Chandranath Poddar was also present during the view-exchange meeting.