On the auspicious occasion of Durga-Ashtami, actress Priyanka Chopra who is currently in India to promote her upcoming film 'The Sky Is Pink' was seen visiting the North Bombay Sarbojanin Puja pandal. Clad in a beautiful Rahul Mishra ensemble, she was seen offering prayers to the goddess. She wore a white embroidered kurta-palazzo and paired it with heavy earrings.
She was attended by filmmaker Ayan Mukerji at the venue, who later walked her back to the car. Several other Bollywood stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Kajol, and Rani Mukherjee were also seen taking part in the grand festivities of the day. They were all seen offering Pushpanjli donning traditional outfits.
From the early hours of the morning, prayers are being offered by devotees on 'Maha Ashtami Puja' for Durga Puja celebrations, huge pandals with idols of Goddess Durga are set-up and devotees come in large numbers to offer prayers to the goddess.' Maha Ashtami' is the most important day of the Durga Puja festival. The day begins with 'pushpanjali' and 'aarti' in Durga Puja pandals. Gracing the occasion were Bollywood celebrities Kajol and Ayan Mukerji who were snapped at the puja pandal in Juhu.
Meanwhile, as the celebration is in full-swing, pandal-hoppers are thronging in and around. Back in Kolkata, the city is dipped into a festive fever, and as per reports, the transgender community celebrated the festival by offering prayers to Goddess Durga on the occasion. The idol was given a form of 'Ardhnarishwar', which is half Shiva and half Parvati.
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