On the tenth day of Navratri, followed by a great procession the clay statues are ceremoniously brought to a river or ocean coast for a solemn goodbye to Durga. It is an emotional day for some devotees, even for many atheist Bengalis as the congregation sings emotional goodbye songs. When the procession reaches the water, Durga is immersed, the clay dissolves, and she is believed to return to Mount Kailasha at the abode of Shiva and to the cosmos in general.