There is a different view in Dhaka these days. The whole city is lit up in the light of Navratri. Durga Utsav is the biggest festival of Hindus here. The most enthusiasm is seen between Shashti to Dashami. People wait for these 10 days throughout the year. You can guess this from the fact that this year 32,118 Durga Pandals are decorated in Bangladesh. In the capital Dhaka alone, 238 puja pandals have been set up.
Amidst all this, Dhakeshwari Shaktipeeth, the main center of Hindu faith in Bangladesh, is resonating with the cheers of the devotees. On the occasion of Navratri, there is a gathering of VVIP people of the country in this temple. The President, Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Parliamentarians and Indian Embassy officials take part in the happiness of the Hindus here.
Thousands of devotees throng the temple premises on the occasion of Navratri and cultural programs take place in the evening. It is said that the name of this city is Dhaka after the name of Dhakeshwari. It is believed that the crown of Goddess Sati had fallen at this place. This Shaktipeeth was built in the 12th century by the ruler of the Sena dynasty.
Mother is enshrined in golden form in the temple premises. This temple is a wonderful example of Bengali architecture, which also has four Shiva temples in a straight line. Manindra, a member of Shaktipeeth Dhakeshwari, says that all the guidelines issued by the government are being followed. Aarti will be done by social distancing. It is being broadcast live on TV and social media.
In the capital Dhaka, the main worship pavilions are Dhakeshwari National Temple, Ramakrishna Mission and Math, Kalabagan, Banani, Shakhri Bazaar and Ramana Kali Temple. It is believed that Durga Puja marks the birth of Durga as a collective energy to fight the demon king Mahishasura.