The most-awaited festival for Bengalis, Durga Puja is finally here. The extravagant 10-day festival is celebrated all over the world, especially in east India where Bengalis wait all year around for the Durga Puja celebrations to begin and plan their leaves around the festive season. Apart from gobbling up Lucchi-Kosha mangsho and a wide range of Biryanis, people also look forward to visiting the oh-so-creative pandals across various parts of the country.
Trust us when we say that Durga Puja brings the creative best out of people, who work for months to come up with unique pandals with different themes in their own city. Every year, people thrive to these pandals to get a glimpse of Maa Durga at her magnificent best. “Pandal hopping” and “adda” are a major part of the spectacular festival where people visit various Durga pandals with their entourage and sit and chat over mouth-watering delicacies that each pandal has to offer.
In fact, the pujo organisers compete with each other to win the prize of the Best Pandal in the area. This year too, artisans from different parts of the country have worked hard to build the most quirky and eccentric pandals you will ever see. People have actually recreated Baahubali’s palace in the kingdom of Mahishmati as a Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata. Not just Baahubali, here’s a quick glimpse of the quirkiest pandals across the country:
Baahubali Durga Pandal
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London’s Big Ben themed Durga Puja pandal
Submarine Themed Durga Puja pandal
Jagannath Temple of Odisha themed Durga Puja pandal
Buckingham Palace themed Pandal
‘‘Unity is Strength” themed Durga Puja Pandal
White Temple of Thailand themed Durga Puja pandal
Ship themed Durga Puja Pandal
Happy pujo, everyone!
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