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Patna echos with holy mantras as nine-day Navratra festival reaches its peak

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PATNA: Patna, the capital city of Bihar, is reverberating with the holy mantras of the Goddess Durga as the nine-day Navratra puja reaches its peak.

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Hundreds of puja pandals full of creativity and artistic works have come up at almost each and every corner and locality of the state capital creating a festive ambience.

This year, the local administration has issued licence to as many as 13,027 puja committees till date, as per media reports.

All pandals are witnessing huge crowds of visitors. However, creativity is something which has drawn more attention this time.

The pandal which remains the talks of the town is the one which has come up at Anandpuri locality in the Boring Canal road. The pandal has been designed like Ocean caves.

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Likewise, the puja Pandal at Rukunpura locality of the state capital has been designed like Ujjyant palace located in Tripura’s capital Agartala.

A replica of Akshardham temple in New Delhi has come up at Boring Road Crossing while the pandal at Khajpura gives the impression of Bayon, a beautifully-constructed Khmer temple at Angkor Vat.

Yet another pandakl coming up at Raja Bazar Mahavir Sthan has been designed like Vaishno Devi temple while the pandal built in the Kadamkuam locality is the replicate of the palace of Rani Lakshmi Bai, one of Indian freedom struggles heroes considered as epitome of bravery.

Many puja pandals have also emerged as the key centres to spread awareness about various social issues.

Durga puja is one of the biggest festivals of the Hindus celebrated all over the country.

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