Delhi Durga Puja Samiti, also known as the Kashmere Gate Durga Puja is the oldest community Durga Puja of Delhi. It is currently held in the lawns of Bengali Sr Sec School, Alipur Road, Delhi. It started in the year of 1910 at Roshanpura Kali Mandir near Nai Sarak as “Baroyari Puja” and has now completed 110years of its existence. It was an effort on the part of the probasi Bengalis living in the city.
Like every year this year was no different. The pandal was beautifully decorated, witnessed heavy crowd, delicious bhog and cultural events. It’s the most traditional and authentic Puja in Delhi. With the simple idols but beautiful decor, the place remains everyone’s favourite.
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This year the idol was eco friendly to save the Yamuna River. The Puja committee arranged food stalls and live concerts for the visitors.Many renowned artists came and performed showcasing the Bengali folk culture.
Picture credit: Pradyut Bose