During the period of Navratri, several parts of the country set up magnificent Durga puja pandals. One city which is known for its pandals is the Kolkata. The city of joy, Kolkata, is probably the best place to experience Durga Puja in all its glory. The festival will start on September 26, 2017, and end on September 30, coinciding with Navratri and Dussehra or Vijayadashami.
Many travels back to their city from all over the country, even the world, to experience Durga Puja in Kolkata. And for those who are not from the city, Durga Puja is probably the best time to experience in Kolkata. There are, in fact, a few things that you definitely must try if you are traveling to the city. Here give you 10 iconic pandals to witness Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata.
One of the prominent Durgatsab in Kolkata that is held in North Kolkata, close to Sovabazar Ferry showcases a fusion of old-fashioned grandeur and art. Although the Kumartuli Park Durgatsab committee will this year be celebrating its 23rd year, making it one of the youngest pujas in Kolkata. Its style of architecture that displays every aspect of traditional Indian culture draws huge crowds from different parts of the city. The Kumartuli Park Durgatsab committee manages to preserve its social and cultural milieu being in one of the oldest localities of Kolkata and home to hundreds of artisans.
Dum Dum Park Tarun Sangha Durga Puja is a must visit during the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata. A variety of themes and abstract form of art flares up every year. It has managed to seize the mind of visitors and treat their eyes with vibrant colors. According to Dum Dum Park Tarun Sangha Durga Puja Samiti… color enhances the festive mood and hence their most important ornament for Puja Pandal is the display of brilliant colors. They also bring a distinct form of goddess Durga idol that holds contrasting feature with the thematic and colorful ambiance.
They keep it simple yet make it worth visiting every year. The interior and exterior work of the pandal simply brings up the ancient forms of art and replicas of world heritage sites. Likely in 2011, the Ekdalia Evergreen Club Durgatsab Samity represented a theme based on a German village, in 2012 they brought up the Golden Temple in Vellore and in 2013 they kept it simple based on a traditional Indian temple. But the most interesting aspect of Ekdalia Evergreen Club Durgatsab is that they preserve their age-old form of traditional Durga Pratima… which marks a distinct feature from any other noted Durga Puja in Kolkata.
Multi-award winning Durgatsab in Kolkata is the Bosepukur Sitala Mandir that often depicts the rural picture of West Bengal in its thematic structure. It is one of the must-visit Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata that is going to celebrate its 66thyear.
Whenever it comes into existence at the time of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata it creates a remarkable history with its majestic replica of heritage sites, ancient temples, buildings, and villages. The Babu Bagan Club Sarbojanin Durga Puja is one of the popular Durga Pujas in South Kolkata, which stands close to Jadavpur Thana. It pulls in a huge crowd every year. Initiated in the year 1962 and merging in its 53rd year. The journey has been rewarding as it has received several awards including the Best Puja by Asian Paints Sharad Samman.