As the Durga Puja celebrations started on Monday, more than 500 pandals in Guwahati prepared to offer prayers and 'pushpanjali' to the Goddess. Puja organizers have completed their preparations to receive the hordes of devotees who started flocking to the pandals from Saptami onwards to offer pushpanjali.
Police asked Durga Puja committees to deploy women volunteers to check crime against women during the festival beginning on Monday.
The instruction, apart from mandatory installation of CCTVs and ensuring facilities to avoid any disaster during the celebrations were given to the committees.
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