Durga puja is actually a celebration of life, come to the first few weeks of September-October, the heart of every bong thumps faster, it is nothing but in anticipation of homecoming of ma Durga. This year my pandal hopping started with my parar pujo Satadal. Being a North Kolkatan, its my first priority to go for the porikrama within my bonediana things. North Kolkata is known for its refined culture, polished sophistication, so witnessing every pandal of this part of the city is very close to my heart.
One of the most gorgeous Thakur and the bonediana through their choice of culture still flows with this parar pujo, the durga ma and all the pandal and everything related to this pujo is something so well decorated.
Sovabazar Rajbari, the ancestral rajbari of Deb’s is still the best attraction of our locality, the most wonderful Pratima is made here, the rules of a proper puja is maintained for the last hundreds and hundreds of years.
One of the most popular pujo in North Kolkata, always a winner through the talents of artists and this year, the theme developed in the culture of bonedi bari, the pandal and the idol and everything was just like a proper purono bari and the excitement through the pandal hopping is something so mesmorising.
This year they have portrayed something different, something bold, with a life of sex workers, the whole colony is portrayed here with perfection.
By the ganges, the Kumortuli is known for idol making, in this hub, this pujo committee is best for different themes, this year they didn’t fail us to delight with the features of waterfalls.
Just beside the idol making hub, this puja is still delighting people with elighten themes, they offer various arts. This year their theme was none other than the idol making para of ‘kumors’ in subdivision, they beautifully portrayed the theme with so much of creativity.With their 88 years of glory, still they are running the competition.
With the 100 years of grace and glory, this pujo is definition of culture and refinement, the jamindari pandal with magnificent Thakur, this pujo is something so inspiring.
Jagat Mukherjee Park:
This park is getting attraction for last few years now, but this year according to me the best Pratima award goes to them.
Kashi Bose Lane:
This pandal is such delight to witness, this year, the theme based upon the thoughts of Sanatan Dinda is a must watch. The theme ‘ Baranda’ is such a heartwarming for bong people, baranda is not just a balcony, its attachment of thousands emotions, it recreates the old refine with extra merit and the whole engagement is surely a winner.
This one is a masterpiece, portrait upon Tagore’s work, this is absolutely a delight. The work , the idol and everything makes it my perfect.
This pujo is basically based on innovative themes, this year the theme exceeded the expectations by a different idea of technology and the idol is something so special.
Nalin Sarkar Street:
This pujo through the by lane of North Kolkata is magnificent, the theme, the art and everything makes this perfect, but this year their theme was time, in the world of today, we are busy in rat race, so timing the word is really specific.
‘Alok pathajatri’ the different theme is superb, the all total and the idol is awesome, that delights any mood.