Durga Puja festivities begin

  • The celebrations of Durga Puja, the largest Hindu festival of the year, open at Dhaka’s Dhakeshwari Temple on Monday, October 11, 2021.

    The celebrations of Durga Puja, the largest Hindu festival of the year, open at Dhaka’s Dhakeshwari Temple on Monday, October 11, 2021.

  • The celebrations of Durga Puja, the largest Hindu festival of the year, open at Dhaka’s Dhakeshwari Temple on Monday, October 11, 2021.

    The celebrations of Durga Puja, the largest Hindu festival of the year, open at Dhaka’s Dhakeshwari Temple on Monday, October 11, 2021.

  • Durga Puja celebrations officially open with the Sasthi Puja as seen at Dhaka’s Dhakeshwari Temple on Monday, October 10, 2021.

    Durga Puja celebrations officially open with the Sasthi Puja as seen at Dhaka’s Dhakeshwari Temple on Monday, October 10, 2021.

  • The celebrations of Durga Puja, the largest Hindu festival of the year, open at Dhaka’s Dhakeshwari Temple on Monday, October 11, 2021.

    The celebrations of Durga Puja, the largest Hindu festival of the year, open at Dhaka’s Dhakeshwari Temple on Monday, October 11, 2021.

  • Durga Puja celebrations officially open with the Sasthi Puja as seen at Dhaka’s Dhakeshwari Temple on Monday, October 10, 2021.

    Durga Puja celebrations officially open with the Sasthi Puja as seen at Dhaka’s Dhakeshwari Temple on Monday, October 10, 2021.

  • Devotees pray at the Dhakeshwari Temple on Monday, October 10, 2021, to take part in the Sasthi Puja, which opens the Durga Puja festivities.

    Devotees pray at the Dhakeshwari Temple on Monday, October 10, 2021, to take part in the Sasthi Puja, which opens the Durga Puja festivities.

  • Devotees light lamps at the Dhakeshwari Temple on Monday, October 10, 2021, as part of the Sasthi Puja, which begins the Durga Puja festivities.

    Devotees light lamps at the Dhakeshwari Temple on Monday, October 10, 2021, as part of the Sasthi Puja, which begins the Durga Puja festivities.