While people across Assam were gearing up with preparations for bright and dazzling celebrations of the festival of lights-Diwali and Kali Puja, the gloomy overcast skies together with moderate rain, courtesy the cyclonic movement of Sitrang since Monday morning has played a spoilsport as weatherman forecasted more rain for the next few days.
Following the forecast issued from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on the possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall on Monday and Tuesday, the authorities have put their officials on alert. The respective District Incident Response Teams have been activated considering the heavy rainfall warning received from the IMD.
Meanwhile, despite the rain threat, places across the state wore a festive look with sparkling lights and attractive decorations. There was a significant spree in buying earthen diyas noticed in the markets ahead of the festival as well.
A thick gathering of devotees was noticed at various Kali Mandirs to worship and offer prayers to the goddess.