Arrival of the Goddess -II

The festivities are peaking. The Dhaks are being played with much enthusiasm. With Durga Puja starting today (MahaShashthi), beautiful pandals glitter across Delhi. Spellbinding idols, innovative concepts and loads of delicious Bengali foods are attracting loads of devotees and fun-lovers alike. Do catch up with the festivities before 23rd ! Here are pictures as promised in my earlier post Arrival of the Goddess.

Today we visited 3 of the very popular pandals : Kalibari at Mandir Marg , Arambagh at Rk Ashram and
Maitreyi Mandir at Safdarjung Enclave.

1. Kalibari , Mandir Marg

In the quaintness of Mandir Marg stands the beautiful temple of Goddess Kali. One amongst the many Kalibaris in the city, this temple has got a clear advantage with its location, being in the vicinity of CP. With a huge adjacent ground being setup for performances in the upcoming days, this pandal is ready to rock!

The idols were so mesmerizing..well let the pictures do the talking !

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2. Arambagh, Ramakrishna Ashram Marg

1.5 km from Kalibari, this pandal has been known for its grandeur over the years. This year is no different, and the theme being “Women Empowerment” was aptly chosen considering the times and occasion. A much larger-than-life statue of a fierce protector tribal woman welcomed us and like all visitors we were in awe. Take a look:

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Entering inside was even more electrifying , with a multi-hued lighting falling on the stunning idols of Goddess Drugs and her children.

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In addition to this inspiring women of the times : Kalpana Chawla, Mother Teresa, Mary Kom and others also found their space with images adorning the pandal walls.

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3. Maitreyi Mandir, Safdarjung Enclave

Though we couldn’t do the darshan¬†¬†since the Puja was yet to start, the theme of Tribal India with its austerity-cum-glamour was a winner. Here are some of those glimpses:wpid-img_20151018_201852927_hdr.jpgwpid-img_20151018_192300482_hdr.jpgwpid-img_20151018_192811939_hdr.jpg

wpid-img_20151018_192806541.jpgDo watch out this space for more , as pictures from exciting pandals of CR Park and other popular hubs will follow soon:)

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