Looking for places to visit this Durga Puja with your gang then these are the 5 pandals you NEED to check out
Durga Puja is a festival of eastern region of India but is celebrated all over India on a grand level. Delhi being the residence of large Bengali population, who conduct the festival on various locations of Delhi as it is their most celebrated and awaited festival of the year.
Durga Puja takes place in the month of Ashwin according to the Indian calendar which falls in September or October according to Gregorian calendar. It is celebrated in the last 5 days of Navratri with the grand arrangements of Pandals, food and concerts.
Check out the 5 places you should visit to experience the culture and rituals :
CITTARANJAN DAS PARK (CR PARK)
Cittaranjan park is famously known as mini Kolkata of Delhi. Various Pandals are set up there representing the culture and giving some message. The Puja committee arrange food stalls and live concerts for the visitors.
Many renowned artists come and perform showcasing the Bengali folk culture. The area is hugely crowded in the 5 days and yet is on top of everyone’s Durga Puja list.
This year the pandal holds something special for everyone. Just like last year, this year too the committee has decided to go Eco-friendly to save the Yamuna River and that’s not it, they also have made an artificial pond where the idol is said to be immersed.
The second highlight is that it is music themed Puja.
The puja is going to commemorate the birth centenary of two musical legends, Hemanta Mukherjee and Manna Dey. The pandals will further showcase the works of popular Indian artists from cinema, art, and culture.The puja pandal’s mandap, stage, and main entrance are being designed to capture the golden era of music. Nearest Metro Stations: Nehru Enclave, Nehru Place, Kalkaji Mandir, Greater Kailash, Govind Purimetro station are all at 1 km distance to the CR Park Market 1.
NEW DELHI KALI BARI
One of the most ancient and energetic Pandals to visit the celebration of Maa Durga has to be New Delhi Kali Bari. The charm of this pandal is Dhak, dancing on the beats of Dhak and Dhunuchi is pure joy to the eyes and soul.
Bhog is arranged for the people who enjoy it by seating on the floor.
ARAM BAGH DURGA PUJA
This pandal will suprise you every year with something exceptionally great. Every year they have a different and unique theme and concept and is greatly appreciated by art lovers.
MINTO ROAD KALI BARI
In the age of modern stylish, this pandal is authentic, sophisticated and traditional. Started in 1940 and still keeping up on everyone’s expectations and emotions. The best time to visit here is during Dhunuchi and Puspanjali Naach.
KASHMIRI GATE DURGA PUJA
One of the oldest durga Puja which came to existence in 1909. It’s the most traditional and authentic Puja in Delhi. With the simple idols but beautiful decor, the place remains everyone’s favourite.
Nearest metro station : civil lines