Durga Pujo Charm in Delhi

Following the post – Durga Pujo 2016, here is a final illustrative roundup of  festivities in the capital. Chittranjan Das Park, popularly known as CR Park ( a.k.a. Delhi’s Mini-Kolkata ) buzzed with mesmerizing pandals, crowds, traffic jams and dollops of great food during the 5 day period from October 7th to 11th . Sometimes, a little bit of chaos is more fun and a visit to the locality would make you concur with that ! On one of the days, we also hopped onto a “popular-pandals” trail in other parts of the city – Arambagh, Minto Road, Maitri Mandir and Mayur Vihar.

Glimpse through images of the Goddess, artistic themes and creative decor and do share thoughts on yout personal favorites 🙂

1. Cooperative Ground, CR Park 

Theme- Akaal Bodhan i.e untimely invocation of Goddess by Lord Ram before His war with Ravana. Pandal was designed in shape of a blue lotus.

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2. B-Block Pujo, CR Park

Won accolades for being an eco-friendly pandal right from stage of creation, use of materials to immersion of idols in an artificial water pit instead of the river.

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3. Arambagh , RK Ashram

Showcased jute-making  and the theme stressed on the revival of the ailing indigenous jute industry in India. Definitely a unique concept.

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4. D-Block Pujo, CR Park

Traditional whites were a soothing sight.

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5. Mela Ground, CR Park

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6. Mayur Vihar Pujo

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Without the Dhak musicians, this festival is incomplete. The sounds that echo in unison give you goosebumps on more than one occasion 🙂

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Dhunichi Dance in progress and some lip-smacking veggie fries.

Already awaiting 2017’s Pujo, for the charm of this 5 day extravaganza always leaves us wanting for more.  As they say, ‘Aasche Bochor Abar Hobe’ 🙂

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Maitri Mandir

 

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