KOLKATA: India's national broadcaster, Doordarshan is likely
to live telecast Durga Visarjan (immersion of Goddess Durga)
on DD Bangla from 6:15 pm today.
While other regional Bengali channels like 24 Ghanta, Akash
Bangla, Star Ananda, Tara News, ETV Bangla, Channel 10, Ne
Bangla and Kolkata TV among various other channels apart from
covering news will live telecast the Durga Visarjan from Kolkata
and other parts of West Bengal from noon till late evening.
Biswa Majumdar, editor-in-chief, Northeast Bangla (Ne Bangla),
a Bengali language 24x7 news channel, said: "We will
show live Visarjans from noon till late evening. Most of the
channels would be busy in covering the immersion as most of
the idols will be immersed today as tomorrow is Eid."
Covering teary eyed devotees bidding an emotional farewell
as idols of goddess Durga and her four children - Lakshmi,
Saraswati, Ganesha and Kartik - be to immersed in ponds, lakes
and rivers of West Bengal is a touching experience, said a
We will invite singers in our studios. We will also go to
some celebrity puja and be a part of their home experience,
said another reporter.
Married women would be decked in the ritualistic red-and-white
sarees marking the event with the customary "Sindoor
Khela" or smearing each other and the idols with red
vermillion to prepare the goddess and her clan for their long
journey home, as dhaaks (traditional drums) plays in the background.
There will be festive look on the banks of the Ganges and
other water bodies, with spirited chants of "Bolo Durga
Mai Ki Jai" adding to the fervour.