So, here we are, at the end of the much awaited festival, Durga Puja. Even though it’s celebrated all over India, there’s no denying that West Bengal gives this fest the most enthusiastic touch with the grand celebration and the highly spirited population.
One of the most popular activities that people indulge in during the pujas is no doubt ‘Pandal hopping’. Being a resident of West Bengal, I too had the opportunity of being a part of all of this.
I had a tour across some of the places which are very well known for their Pandals. I witnessed the works of one of the most talented and brilliant people who had such wonders to display. Via this blog I want to appreciate all those wonderful and fantastic people who gave their efforts in making this Puja highly memorable.
This pandal was designed beautifully in the shape of a temple on a boat, and was a beautiful structure to behold.
This pandal, near Rodkal bus stop, had a very innovative tribal theme which was executed perfectly.
This pandal, near Lake town crossing, had a very simple, yet enchanting view to provide with colors, positivity and outskirt-ish vibes.
Dum dum park
Dum dum park had a lot of beautiful pandals which left my eyes wide open, for the beauty that immersed was just too much; which I will be showing one by one. The Tarun Sangha, Bharat Chakra, etc. committees took the responsibility of building these wonderful structures. Bharat Chakra was also awarded INR 50,000
1. Dum Dum Park (1)
2. Dum Dum Park (2)- by Bharat Chakra
3. Dum dum park (3) – tarun sangha
4. Dum Dum park (4)
The pandal in Shreebhumi attracted huge ammount of crowd. It was themed on the Mahishmati fort which was portrayed in one of the most popular Indian movies this year – ‘Bahubai’. One of the reasons why the pandal here is so famous is because they use real gold jewelry every year for the ‘shringar’ (decoration) of Goddess Durga’s idol.
The crowd outside was huge and it even started raining, but it still couldn’t break the ‘puja’ spirit!
The entire state was lit with with lights and wonderful decorations….
So, this was all for today. Give me your feedbacks below, or let me know of any suggestions that you have!
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