Bhubaneswar: The immersion of Maa Durga idols at Debigada in Cuttack was still on with 110 of about 165 idols were immersed by Thursday morning.
The immersion processions had begun yesterday after five-day Durga Puja ended on Tuesday night.
The Devigada, immersion ghat located on the Kathajodi River, wore a carnival-like look as people from all walks of life joined in the colourful immersion processions conducted with beating of Dulduliand blowing of conches and cymbals.
Of total 165 puja pandals, abot 110 idols of Maa Durga and Hara-Parbati were immersed in three artificial ponds set up near Devigada by 8 am on Thursday.
The immersion ceremony had began at 8 am. After taking the medhas through respective localities, Puja committees took out their processions on the traditional immersion route from Ranihat to Devigada via Buxi Bazaar and Choudhury Bazaar.
It is expected that the immersion of all idols will be completed by afternoon.
Puja committees opted for traditional folk dances and musical instruments with an aim to observe the immersion with minimum noise pollution, albeit they were all in competition mood.
Traditional tribal folk dances, Ghoda Nacha, Kela-Keluni, Sabara-Sabaruni folk dance, Jodi Sankha, Dhola-Mahuri or other traditional musical instruments like mrudanga and cymbals were extensively used.