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Top 20 Pandals to Visit During Durga Puja in Kolkata

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The rush has already begun. The Durga Puja Festival in Kolkata is now just a matter of few days and one can easily discover the festive mood amongst the Bengalis. It’s all about a mass gather, when the BONGS from different parts of the world travel to reunite with their family and friends… flaring up the joyous mood. It’s the time when you see the city in vibrant colours, where even the darkest corner glows up with sparkling lights. Further, it is an extravaganza that unfolds the age old tradition and culture and in contrast it is the time when you can get hold of people in traditional wears. During the Durga Puja Festival the city explodes with more than thousand thematic and colourful pandals and reveals several forms of goddess Durga idols, thus pulling in a huge number of crowds and making it one of the biggest autumn festivals in the world. This article gives you a glimpse of top 20 pandals that you must visit during the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.

1: Kumartuli Park

Kumartuli Sarbojanin

One of the prominent Durgatsab in Kolkata that is held in North Kolkata, close to Sovabazar Ferry, the Kumartuli Park Durgatsab showcases a fusion of old-fashioned grandeur and art. Although the Kumartuli Park Durgatsab committee will this year be celebrating its 23rd year, making it one of the youngest pujas in Kolkata, its style of architecture that displays every aspect of traditional Indian culture draws huge crowds from different parts of the city. The Kumartuli Park Durgatsab committee manages to preserve its social and cultural milieu being in one of the oldest localities of Kolkata and home to hundreds of artisans. Kumartuli, with its narrow maze of lanes and alleyways, is a settlement of hundreds of potters/artisans who earn their livelihood by sculpting idols for the various festivals. Further, it is to be noted that, idols of goddess Durga and other deities sculpted by the potters of Kumartuli are also exported to Canada, US, UK and South East Asian countries for the Durga Puja Festival.

Nearest Metro Station: Sovabazar Sutanuti

2: Ahritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab

Ahritola Sarbajanin Durgatsav

Close to Kumartuli Park is another popular Durgatsab in Kolkata, the Ahritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab, which is going to celebrate its 76th year in 2015. It is to be noted that the Ahritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab is one of the “baroari types Durga puja” and is pioneer in the field of organizing Durga Puja festival, bringing in a traditional and musical extravaganza. Being one of the heritage samity (committee) since 1940, the Ahritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab manages to attract people from different cross-sections seeking to explore the blend of thematic and colourful
pandal structure and distinct style of goddess Durga idol and other deities. It also organizes various musical and dance programmes – classical and western, and also participates in social activities like organizing Blood Donation Camp, Health Camp, Eye Cure Camp, Free Distribution of Medicine, Free Distribution of Books and contributes generously in Minister’s Relief Fund when the situation arises. Further, if you are enthusiastic about the traditional beat of Dhaki then just hop into Ahritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab. Over the years, the Ahritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab Samity has won several awards in the category of best Dhaki and other categorical awards by Asian Paints Sharod Samman, Zee Bangla, Karukrit, Anandabazar and Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

Nearest Metro Station: Sovabazar Sutanuti

3: Telengabagan Sarbojanin Durgatsab

telengabagan Sarbajanin Durgatsab

Keeping on to the Arabinda Sarani that connects the Ultadanga Main Road, from Ahritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab now we head towards the Telengabagan Sarbojanin Durgatsab, which is going to celebrate its 50th year in 2015. Over the years the Telengabagan Sarbajanin Durgatsab samity has tried to bring a trenchant chapter of Indian history and culture through its intrinsically designed pandals, interior works and different forms of goddess Durga and other deities sculpted distinctly. Every year the Telengabagan Sarbajanin Durgatsab samity has managed to receive several awards in different categories and thus emerged as one of the must visit Durgatsab in Kolkata.

Nearest Metro Station: Belgachia

4: Dum Dum Park, Tarun Sangha

tarun sangha dum dum park pic A
tarun sangha dum dum park pic B

If one wants to see the magic of sheer creativity and social concern then Dum Dum Park Tarun Sangha Durga Puja is a must visit during the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata. A variety of themes and abstract form of art flares up every year that has managed to seize the mind of visitors and treat their eyes with vibrant colours. According to Dum Dum Park Tarun Sangha Durga Puja samity… colour enhances the festive mood and hence their most important ornament for Puja Pandal is the display of brilliant colours. Moreover, they also bring off a distinct form of goddess Durga idol that hold a contrasting feature with the thematic and colourful ambiance. The Dum Dum Park Tarun Sangha Durga Puja samity is going to celebrate its 30th year in 2015 and obviously, like every year… it’s going to come up with a promising and colourful theme, thus be ready to witness an increasing number of crowds.

Nearest Metro Station: Belgachia

5: Lake Town Adhibasi Brinda

lake town adhibasi brinda

Bringing up a homely environment through an illustrious subject, the Lake Town Adhibasi Brinda Durgatsab is all geared up to celebrate its 53rdyear 2015. It is yet another baroari type Durga Pujathat was initiated in the year 1963 by the residents of this locality. In contrast to other popular Durga puja pandals in Kolkata, the Lake Town Adhibasi Brinda Durgatsab does not go for huge artificial structures. Still the architectural work maintains themes like social awareness, pilgrimage, rural and current events along with a distinct and traditional form of goddess Durga idol. The samity for years has preserved its social and cultural side engaging in the maintenance of parks for children. The members also organize cultural programs like song, dance, drama and recitation. Throughout the year they arrange blood donation camps, health check up, and provide financial help to the poor.

Nearest Metro Station: Belgachia

6: Sikdar Bagan Sadharan Durga Puja

Sikdar bagan durgatsab

Right away you are in one of the oldest Durga Puja in Kolkata, the Sikdar Bagan Sadharan Durga Puja, which was started in 1913 and is going to celebrate its 102 years, this 2015. The Sikdar Bagan Sadharan Durga Puja offers a unique dose of culture and a century old tradition that one can easily notice in its various form of goddess Durga idol every year. The major attraction of Sikdar Bagan Sadharan Durga Puja remains the pratima herself (idol of goddess Durga) as the samity directs much attention to show their skill and creativity on the sculpture of goddess Durga. Due to shortage of space, the samity tries to keep the pandal structure simple… yet enough to create a vibrant ambiance with decorative lights and smart interior works. The Sikdar Bagan Sadharan Durga Puja, since the last decade, has prospered as one of the prominent Durgatsab in Kolkata… which is worth a visit.

Nearest Metro Station: Shyam Bazar

7: Nalin Sarkar Street Sarbojanin Durgatsab

nalin sarkar street

Stepping onto the 83rd year… Nalin Sarkar Street Sarbojanin Durgatsab has welled up classically in the competition over a decade. Their theme usually correlates between nature and heritage and their entire pandal and the idol of the Goddesses are made up of assorted pottery work… that remains the major attraction. Every year the samity tries to uphold the simplicity of Maa Durga’s idol, which adds glory to the colourful and artistic ambience. Close to Sikdar Bagan Sadharan Durgatsad and other popular Durga Pujas in North Kolkata… the Nailn Sarkar Street Sarbojanin Durgatsab is a must visit during the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata. The samity, even though lacking in space, walked away with several awards including the Best Artisan award by Asian Paints Sharad Samman in the year 2004, 2006 and 2010.

Nearest Metro Station: Shyam Bazar

8: Mohammad Ali Park Durga Puja

Mohammad Ali Park Durga Puja

One of the popular Durga Pujas of North Kolkata that one must visit is the Mohammad Ali Park Durga Puja that is held every year and showcases magnificent architecture. Since its inception the Mohammad Ali Park Durga Puja samity has tried to bring out several replicas of monuments – explored and unexplored – from all over the world… and diorama of ancient literature. The samity, even though it follows the changing trend of architecture and style, has preserved its age old culture and tradition, which reflects through the artistic work. The interior and exterior decoration of the Pandal that details the theme is always a treat to the eye. The venue further features a simple illumination but the entire park area decks up with dazzling and colorful lightings. The Mohammad Ali Durga Puja Samity has won several awards in different categories and hence it is also considered as one of the prestigious Durga Puja in Kolkata.

Nearest Metro Station: Mahatma Gandhi Road

9: Manicktala Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja

 Manicktala Chaltabagan Lohapatty durga puja

Now into its 73rd year, the Manicktala Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja has bagged myriad of honours and awards in various categories like Best Puja in the year 1997 and Best Artisan in the year 2002 by Asian Paints Sharad Samman. It is yet another prestigious Durga Puja in Kolkata that was started in the year 1943 when a young, determined boy (the founder president Shri Lakhi Chand Jaiswal and now an 87 years elderly person)dreamt of celebrating Durga Puja at his locality. As years passed and efforts multiplied… the Manicktala Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja witnessed a mass gathering on its Golden Jubilee Year in 1992 and thence the craze started since 2006. The samity over the years has maintained its tradition of creating a distinct environment during the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata… bashing the festive mood with Dhaki competition, Dhunuchi dance and Sindoor khela.

Nearest Metro Station: Girish Park

10: Ekdalia Evergreen Club

Ekdalia evergreen durga puja

They keep it simple yet make it worth visiting every year… the interior and exterior work of the pandal simply brings up the ancient forms of art and replicas of world heritage sites. Likely in 2011 the Ekdalia Evergreen Club Durgatsab Samity represented a theme based on a German village, in 2012 they brought up the Golden Temple in Vellore and in 2013 they kept it simple based on a traditional Indian temple. But the most interesting aspect of Ekdalia Evergreen Club Durgatsab is that they preserve their age old form of traditional Durga pratima… which marks a distinct feature from any other noted Durga Puja in Kolkata. This year the Ekdalia Evergreen Club is going to celebrate its 72nd year flaring up the festive mood with traditional colours and music and lightings.

Nearest Metro Station: Kalighat

11: Singhi Park Sarbojanin Durgatsab

singhi park durgatsab

Close to the Ekdalia Evergreen Club Durgatsab stands one of the heritage Durga pujas in Kolkata, the Singhi Park Sarbojanin Durgatsab which has upheld the traditional way of worshipping the goddess Durga thereby carving its own identity. The history of Singhi Park Durga Puja dates back to 1941 and it will be a proud occasion when it cuts the ribbon to mark the 74th year of Durga Puja celebration in 2015. The association over the years has always come up with innovative pandal structures while preserving its lighting from Chandannagore and traditional Ekchala pratima pattern. The Singhi Park Sarbojanin Durgatsab has so far bagged several awards in different categories and thus it is one of the must visit pandals during the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata.

Nearest Metro Station: Kalighat

12: Mudiali Club

mudi ali durga puja

Stepping into its 81st year this 2015, the Mudiali Club Durgatsab is yet another popular baroari Durga puja in South Kolkata; it has the distinction of winning the Asian Paints Sharad Samman Best Puja awards in the year 1988, 1990, 1992 and 1994. The committee ensures that the glamour of the puja remains undiminished and an ideal joyous ambiance with traditional form of goddess Durga idol, creative pandal structure depicting social causes, current events, heritage OR ancient stories blooming with vivid colours and intrinsic décor. In the year 2005 it unfolded the Mukteshwar Temple of Orissa that was made up of shola, in 2006 an imaginary designed Zamindar’s Rajbari, in 2007 rural Bengal that was followed by an imaginary temple design in 2008. In the year 2009… they came up with a sand stone temple, followed by another temple design in 2010. In 2011… the “The Light of Life that Wires Bind, Will Shun The Darkness in our Mind” theme depicted the world shabbier towards machine and technology and in 2012 they unfolded a traditional form of goddess Durga attired in gold.

Nearest Metro Station: Kalighat

13: Tridhara Sammilani

 Tridhara Sammilani

At the meeting point of three roads Rashbehari Avenue, Monoher Pukur Road, and Mahanirban Road stands another popular Durgatsab in South Kolkata, the Tridhara Sammilani Durgatsab. But as the inner meaning goes it is the unique merging of the thoughts of the three generations- The Seniors, The Present and The Future Youth. It is also the fusion ground of Tradition, Culture and Social Activity. Initiated in 1947 in a very homely and quiet ambiance… today it witnesses lakhs of visitors. Every year the committee focuses on creative and innovative pandals and the journey brought forward a traditional Terracota style of Bishnupur in 2007, replica of the Mantrasala of the Padmanabhapuram Palace of Kerala in 2008, replica of the Yaksheshwar Mahadev Temple in 2009, ‘Brahmo’ in 2010 and a Rajasthani haveli in 2011. It is thus one of the must visit Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata.

Nearest Metro Station: Kalighat

14: Shib Mandir Sarbajanin Durgatsab

 shib mandir durga puja

One of the prominent Durgatsab in Kolkata is the Shib Mandir Sarbajanin Durgatsab that witnesses the highest number of crowds every year. Initiated in the year 1936… during its long march towards 2015, it has bagged numerous awards in different categories including the Asian Paints Sharod Sanman. Since 1999 the Shib Mandir Sarbajanin Durgatsab has emerged with several concepts. It unfolded the replica of terracotta art of Bisnupur in 1999, Maluti gram in 2000, Lord Buddha in 2001, 64-Jogini temple of Hirapur at Bhubaneswar in 2002, a colorful Monestry of hills in West Bengal in 2003, “Bankim bhabnay Saktipuja” in 2004, “Jogsadhanar parnakutir”in 2005, Durgapuja-sekaal theke ekaal in 2006 and ‘kalchakra-atiter remake’ in 2007. In 2008 they have projected the activity of Debi Durga –‘Rupe Gune Durga’and in 2009 it was again a great success using banana skin and banana fibre as mode of decoration. In 2010, Shibmandir captured the three incarnations of Mother Sakti – creator, preserver, and destructor. Their theme was based on “Save Tree, Save Environment.”

Nearest Metro Station: Rabindra Sarovar

15: Bosepukur Sitala Mandir

 bosepukur sitala mandir

Yet another multi-award winning Durgatsab in Kolkata is the Bosepukur Sitala Mandir that often depicts the rural picture of West Bengal in its thematic structure. It is one of the must visit Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata that is going to celebrate its 66thyear in 2015.

Nearest Metro Station: Kalighat

16: Naktala Udayan Sangha

naktala-udayan sangha
 naktala uayan sangha

Innovative, creative and vivid are elements that make the Naktala Udayan Sangha one of the best Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata. It demonstrates the impossibility in simplicity, through its distinct pandal architecture every year and brings up an indifferent form of goddess Durga idol. Inagurated in the year 1950… the Naktala Udayan Sangha slowly emerged as a baroari Durga Puja in South Kolkata and it came in the media highlights in 2003 when it turned up its homely ambiance to thematic. The “PROJAPATI AI RONG MELE PAKHNA : Butterfly – Colour of Life” theme in 2012 set a new dimension of art in the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata that earned countless awards.

Nearest Metro Station: Gitanjali (Naktala area)

17: Babu Bagan Club Sarbojanin Durga Puja

Babubagan

Whenever it comes into existence at the time of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata it creates a remarkable history with its majestic replica of heritage sites, ancient temples, buildings and villages. The Babu Bagan Club Sarbojanin Durga Puja is one of the popular Durga Pujas in South Kolkata, which stands close to Jadavpur Thana. It pulls in a huge crowd every year. Initiated in the year 1962 and merging in its 53rd year… the journey has been rewarding as it has received several awards including the Best Puja by Asian Paints Sharad Samman.

Nearest Metro Station: Rabindra Sarovar

18: Badamtala Ashar Sangha

badamtala ashar sangha

With standing over 76 years, the Badamtala Ashar Sangha has a special place in people’s hearts. From simplicity… the journey has seen the Samity win several awards and the creative excellence award by Asian Paints in 2010 was a remarkable break. Badamtala Ashar Sangha is now one of the few durga pujas of kolkata which has slowly and steadily made a permanent place in the hearts of millions.

Nearest Metro Station: Kalighat

19: Suruchi Sangha

suruchi sangha

Suruchi Sangha entertains visitors with a cultural extravaganza and outdoor display, themed on a different state of India each year. The Durga idols are modeled on how they look in each state. Although this puja pandal is more than 50 years old, it first found fame in 2003 when it won an award for the best decorated pandal. It won the award again in 2009. The artwork is exquisite.

Nearest Metro Station: Rabindra Sarovar

20: Jodhpur Park

jodhpur park

Jodhpur Park durga puja pandal is one of the most popular pandals in south Kolkata. Its themes have been vast and varied, with it being more traditional in some years than others.

Nearest Metro Station: Rabindra Sarovar

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Brought up from the cultural capital of India, Kolkata, Swairik Das is a passionate traveller who seeks to travel and explore the length and breadth of the country. He is also a dedicated travel writer, blogger and photographer who by heart is also an adventure freak. His focus is mostly into exploring and writing on trekking, jungle safaris and several adventure activities; religion, festival, heritage, people and cuisine.


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