Durga Puja has started in India. It is celebrated with grandeur and a great aura of festivities in West Bengal, the eastern part of India. More prominently it’s Kolkata, the capital city of the state, which offers some of the artistic pandals to witness. Months of effort go into bringing innovations in designing the pandals and even the idols of Goddess Durga. People flock in large numbers for pandal hopping at this time of the year. The pandemic has introduced certain restrictions in the social distance and the timing of the visits. Yet the spirit is still on and the belief is alive on the power of the Goddess’s blessings on the human world. Through this article, I want to share the top Durga Puja Pandals in Kolkata which you must visit. You can experience the immense credibility of the artists, and the organizers in creating the beautiful pandals.
One of the oldest Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata. The idol is adorned with striking ornaments and dazzling attire. The pandal is nicely decorated with a traditional and ethnic touch to it. You will love the grand feeling while visiting the pandal. Bagbazar is located north of Kolkata.
Santosh Mitra Square
It is one of the famous Durga Puja Pandals in Kolkata. Every year they select a unique theme alluring visitors in huge numbers. That’s the way the organizers had been standing apart from the others. Visit the pandal to experience the creativity of the artists and their stunning brilliance.
Mohammad Ali Park
Started years back, it is also one of the oldest and incredible Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata. They specialize in themed idols and pandals. People wait every year for the theme the organizers plan for. The best part is they come up with a new theme every year, always distinguished from the previous ones. This proves the creative brain that works behind the design and innovation.
Ballygung Cultural Association
It is also one of the oldest Durga Puja Pandals in Kolkata. Specifically significant for organizing several cultural events within its premises. So if you witness some good performances, then do not missing the pandal. Along with Devi Darshan (offering prayers and seeking the blessings of the Goddess), you are sure to entertain yourself with some traditional songs, dances, theatres and many more.
The pandal is known for their tall idols of Goddess Durga, accompanied by spectacular lights. The organizers bring about some themes in the light decor which is worth watching. It is best to visit the pandal at night to gaze at the sparkling and colourful lights. They even create animations with the lights. The idol will mesmerize you with its vivid decor and breathtaking beauty.
It is one of the most popular Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata. There is a beautiful lake inside the ground. Every year the pandal is constructed by the side of the lake. Lights glitter on the lake waters and create a magnificent aura. This time the organizers have constructed the pandal road side to avoid the crowds and clear visibility.
Kumartuli is a famous place in Kolkata and one of the oldest in the city. Artists who create the idols of Goddess Durga mostly reside at Kumartuli. Besides hopping at one of its pandals, you must not miss witnessing the work of the artists curating and painting the idols.
Has been dominating the Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata with its captivating decor and idol. The lights bring in new spark in the entire environment. The theme is innovative and unique every year. The idol of the Goddess is also specially adorned with ornaments and colourful attire.
Badamtala Ashar Sangha
Another one dominating the Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata. Its excellent decor, lighting and idol mesmerize the pandal hoppers. It has won several awards in the past and is a must visit.
There are many more, the list is endless. Tried to pick up some of the prominent ones for you all.
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