To Save River
This burying of the idol is termed as Bhu Visarjan. The normal practice is Jal Visarjan, or immersion of idol in water, but many Durga Puja organizers this year decided against Jal Visarjan to help in the Save Ganga mission launched by government, NGOs and Hindu spiritual organizations.
Almost 99 per cent idols of Goddess Durga installed in Fatehpur town, about 150 km from
, during the nine-day-long Durga festivities were given "bhu visarjan" (buried in earth) on the banks of the river instead of 'jal visarjan' (immersed in water) on Dusshera. Lucknow
The awareness drive was initiated by intellectuals, NGOs and officials of the state administration and deep ditches were dug out on the banks of the river with the help of machines on all eight ghats of the river here.