Durga Puja begins amid pandemic

  • The Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka is almost barren during Durga Puja as the coronavirus pandemic has taken gloss off the festival.

    The Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka is almost barren during Durga Puja as the coronavirus pandemic has taken gloss off the festival.

  • The Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka is almost barren during Durga Puja as the coronavirus pandemic has taken gloss off the festival.

    The Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka is almost barren during Durga Puja as the coronavirus pandemic has taken gloss off the festival.

  • Two women worship Goddess Durga during the largest festival of the Hindus in Bangladesh at a pavilion in Dhaka’s Shankharibazar amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    Two women worship Goddess Durga during the largest festival of the Hindus in Bangladesh at a pavilion in Dhaka’s Shankharibazar amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • A worker sprays disinfectants at the Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka during Durga Puja amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A worker sprays disinfectants at the Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka during Durga Puja amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A worker sprays disinfectants at the Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka during Durga Puja amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A worker sprays disinfectants at the Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka during Durga Puja amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A view of the Durga Puja pavilion in Dhaka’s Kalabagan during Mahashashthi on Oct 22, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A view of the Durga Puja pavilion in Dhaka’s Kalabagan during Mahashashthi on Oct 22, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A view of the Durga Puja pavilion in Dhaka’s Kalabagan during Mahashashthi on Oct 22, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A view of the Durga Puja pavilion in Dhaka’s Kalabagan during Mahashashthi on Oct 22, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Hindu devotees worship Goddess Durga in Dhaka’s Khamarbari during Mahashashthi on Oct 22, 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Hindu devotees worship Goddess Durga in Dhaka’s Khamarbari during Mahashashthi on Oct 22, 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Hindu devotees worship Goddess Durga in Dhaka’s Khamarbari during Mahashashthi on Oct 22, 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Hindu devotees worship Goddess Durga in Dhaka’s Khamarbari during Mahashashthi on Oct 22, 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The Durga Puja pavilions in Chattogram were almost empty as rains added to the restrictions over the coronavirus outbreak on Oct 22, 2020. Photo: Suman Babu

    The Durga Puja pavilions in Chattogram were almost empty as rains added to the restrictions over the coronavirus outbreak on Oct 22, 2020. Photo: Suman Babu