Delhi pandals with Kolkata Pujo feeling
So the last week was quite a roller coaster ride in grand celebration for the Homecoming of Ma Durga. Durga puja is ought to be the biggest Bengali festival of the year and it is celebrated with the same enthusiasm and energy across the country as compared with Kolkata(the original hub). The Capital city is witnessing the magnificent event for more than 100 years now. Although there are local artists available in the city in a few places, artisans come from the different corner of the country to prepare the idols of the Goddess.
If you have missed the experience in the past, don’t worry. Let’s get a glimpse of few of the major puja pandals in the city.
1.CR Park Durga Puja Pandals —
CR park aka Chittaranjan Park is the hub of Bengali’s of Delhi has some eye-catching Durga Puja decorations which are hard to miss. CR Park has some major Puja Samiti’s since 1960 who conduct the magnificent celebration of the homecoming of Mahishasur Mardini.
a) CR Park Mela ground D block:
Pandals are designed keeping Hindu domes and bengali art and culture in mind is a true masterpiece every year since the 1970’s.
b) CR park Aram Bagh B block:
Artistic Idols in theme-based pandals and traditional way of immersion of Ma Durga idols on a bullock cart are its USP. Huge budget, classy crowd, Rich Bengal heritage this sums up all for K Block C R Park Pujo.
2) Kashmere gate:
Kashmere Gate Durga Puja festival is probably the oldest puja in the city since its year of commencement in 1910. It is celebrated in the ground of Bengali Sr Sec School, Alipur Road, Delhi. This pandal is famous for its Dhaker saaj which is rare to find and sophisticated elite class.
3) New Delhi Kali Bari:
Celebrated in the Lawn beside a very old Kali Bari is very authentic in its own. The idol is prepared by the artisans of Kolkata in the temple premises only.
4) Safdarjung enclave Matri mandir:
You can find this beautiful Pandal decorated located in B block Safdurjung Enclave in the middle of the city which is definitely treated to the eyes. Matri Mandir which is known for its quiet and tranquil ambiance has completed its golden jubilee celebration 2 years back.
5) Minto Road:
The perfect blend of Bengali culture and heritage can be found here. Dhunuchi dance and programmes in the evening are its major attractions which you may not like to miss.
6) Dakshin Delhi Kali Mandir:
Situated in sector 7 R K Puram, South Delhi is celebrating Durga Puja since 1967 in an open ground adjacent to the Kali Bari.