Amidst the thriving COVID-19 situation, Durga Puja was celebrated in different parts of the state with the necessary precautions. Although the festive mood seemed bleak, devotees still flocked to a few pandals to worship the Goddess.
All the pictures are by Rakesh Kumar Roul.
Durga Medha in Sekh Bazar, Cuttack.
Durga Medha in Chandni Chow, Cuttack,
Durga Medha in Balu Bazar, Cuttack,
Durga Medha in Chauliaganj, Cuttack.
Durga Medha in College Square, Cuttack.
Durga Medha in Saheed Nagar and Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar.
Durga Medha in Jharpada and Station Bazar, Bhubaneswar.
Durga Medha in Ganganagar, Bhubaneswar.
Priests and devotees worshipping the Goddess in different pandals of Bhubaneswar.