Jamshedpur, Nov. 12: Kali Puja was celebrated in Jamshedpur with pomp and religious fervour on Tuesday, a day ahead of Deepawali.
A large number of devotees visited Tinplate Kali Mandir, Pardih Kali Mandir, Golpahari Kali Mandir and Station Road Kali Mandir during the day to offer prayers to the goddess on the auspicious day. Devotees also stood in long queues at the Beldih Kali Bari temple in near Loyola School in Bistupur to offer puja.
Residential houses and public places were illuminated with candles and decorative lamps while people use fireworks as part of the festivity. To keep the celebration peaceful, security was beefed up in and around the city.
Kali Puja is held on the new moon day of the month of Kartik in the Bengali calendar.
The puja rituals would begin continue well past midnight, according to the almanac. On the day of Dipawali, devotees participated in the visarjan procession.