Thousands of Hindus started observing Astami Snan (holy bath), a religious ritual, yesterday with due respect and solemnity in historic “Durga Sagor Dighi” at Madhavpasha in Babuganj upazila of Barishal.
The main ritual started with worshiping the rising sun. It will end this morning.
On the occasion, a traditional village fair has also been arranged on the Madavpasha School ground adjacent to the dihi (large pond).
Police personnel, volunteers and Rab members have been deployed to maintain law and order situation.
Besides, facilities of health camp and sanitation have been arranged for the worshipers.