Durga Puja 2022: From a pandal honoring singer KK to one dedicated to pets; discover these themes

Durga Puja Festival is incomplete without themed pandals that are conceptualized and executed months in advance. It is a process that is both exhausting and rewarding.

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In Kolkata, it is an exciting affair, where on the one hand there are intimate pujas held inside a house with family members and close friends present, on the other hand there there’ssarbojanin‘pujas open to the general public.

This year was no different. While the the pandemic has reduced the festivities Over the past two years, Durga Puja in West Bengal – particularly in the capital of Kolkata – has returned with mammoth pandals and colossal idols, each with a unique theme, display and grandeur.

Indian Express the photographers have captured the essence of the festival through the many different pandals, so you can enjoy it virtually if you live elsewhere. Looked.

(Express photo by Partha Paul)

The Kabiraj Bagan Sarbojanin Puja Committee in North Kolkata recreated the replica of Nazrul Channelwhere singer KK gave his last concert earlier this year – in May – and succumbed to a heart attack.

Photographs of the singer were displayed everywhere, along with a statue of him holding a microphone and performing on a makeshift stage.

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The Durga Puja pandal at Bidhan Sarani Atlas Club has a special theme this year, which will delight dog lovers. It is dedicated to pets. Apart from the lion — this is the official mount of Goddess Durga – there are two adorable dog figurines standing near the legs of the deity.

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Also on display is a Mahishasura who rides a bike to the party, and looks pretty pissed off!

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Check out the Nava House idol Brindavan Zamindar in North Kolkata which is designed in a ‘ek-chala‘ frame with ‘daker saaj‘.

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here’s another one: Idol of Goddess Durga – seen in a ek-chala frame – from the 200 year old zamindar of Pathuriaghata’bari‘ (house), supported and carried by bamboo stalks.

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Here is a photo of the Durga Puja Celebration of Pathuriaghata Ghosh Bari, also known as Khelat Ghosh Puja. Interestingly, luminaries like Mahatma Gandhi, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay attended Durga Puja here which is said to be around 165 years old.

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This year, the Puja pandal at Deshapriya Park in South Kolkata has been designed to look like Rajbari. Discover all the opulence.

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A few days ago, Sourav Ganguly, President of the BCCI was seen inaugurating a pandal puja in south Kolkata. Interestingly, a temporary structure of London’s famous Lord’s Pavilion has been installed next to the pandal.

Durga Puja 2022, Durga Puja 2022 pandals, Durga Puja 2022 in Kolkata, puja pandals in Kolkata, Durga Puja 2022 Kolkata pandals themes, Indian news express (Express photo by Partha Paul)

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