Durga Puja pandal is described in this article. No doubt there are thousands of Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata but some of them have more eye catching decorations than others. With the most unique and innovative themes the Durga Puja pandal compete each other to be in the top 10 durga puja in kolkata every year.
Durga Puja 2019 is knocking at the door. So, the Durga Puja in Kolkata 2019 is just a matter of a small number of days and one can easily bring to light the festive mood among the Bengalis. It is a very special occasion because Bengalis from different place of the world travel to be with each other and to be with family as well as enjoy the Durga Puja pandal 2019.
You will observe a colourful city in this time. Even the unlighted corners transforms into the sparkling lights.
Moreover, it is an extravaganza that impose the old tradition and culture and you can observe people in traditional wears during durga puja. There are more than thousands of colourful pandals of several forms of Goddess Durga idols during the Durga Puja Festival Kolkata. By the way, a huge number of crowds are gathering together and making in one of the biggest autumn festivals in the world. Now for 2020 the Govt. of India is recommending Durga Puja for UNESCO intangible cultural heritage (ICH). In this article I am going to show you the top 10 durga puja pandal in kolkata.
10.Bosepukur sitala Mandir (Theme of Rural Bengal )
Bosepukur sitala Mandir durga puja 2019 details.
Bosepukur sitala Mandir Durga Puja was established in 1950. And the Durga Puja pandal from bosepukur won awards for multiple times. So no doubt it has a reputation as one not to be missed. For every year it is known for its unique and unusual themes. This time it is depicting rural India. In 2019 the theme has been taken from the inspiration of Tribal tattoo art prevalent among the gonds of Madhya Pradesh. Amarkantak tribal artists have used ropes, burnt wood and clay dolls to construct the pandal .It is in 10th position among kolkata durga puja.
Direction South kolkata, in bosepukur, Kasba. Go towards Ruby general hospital from Gariahat and observe the pandal around Midway near the petrol pump in bosepukur. The nearby railway station is Ballygunge.
9. Jodhpur Park (Technology and Innovation)
Jodhpur Park durga puja 2019 details.
As the technology of the world is moving faster, so is our West Bengal. one can easily observe the mixture of innovation and Technology in the Jodhpur Park pandal. The Durga pandal in Jodhpur Park is no doubt one of the the biggest in south kolkata. It has been vast and varied with its themes and it has some more traditional years than others. In 2014 it built Hitech. The statue was built from biodegradable materials by a 3D printer which makes 3D solid thing from a digital file. For the first time in the world, it was made.
Direction South Kolkata. To enjoy the pandal you need to go to Jadavpur thana ( Jodhpur Park just off Gariahat Road South). Jodhpur Park is close to Gariahat and Dhakuria. The closest railway station is Dhakuria.
8. Ekdalia Evergreen (The Lighting and Replicas of Temple)
Ekdalia Evergreen durga puja 2019 details.
Established in 1943, the Ekdalia Evergreen has become popular for its outstanding construction (replica) of temples from all over India. The lighting and the decoration of the Durga Puja pandal is awesome. Secondly the pandal has one of the the tallest Durga statue in Kolkata. In 2018 the statue makers have built fiberglass replica of the big temple in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. In addition, the makers put on a traditional Banarasi saree it’s statue.
Location South kolkata in Gariahat near mandevilla Gardens where the South Point Junior school is located, of Rash Behari Avenue towards Gariahat flyover. It is located in the nearby railway stations of Ballygunge and Kalighat metro station.
7. Suruchi Sangha (Theme of Indian State)
Suruchi Sangha durga puja 2019 details.
Always the outdoor display of Shruti Sangha pandal is marvelous. It was themed on a different state of India each year. The Durga Pandal are built on how they look in each state as well. Now this Puja pandal was started more than 50 years ago but people knew about it in 2003 when it achieved an award for the best decorated pandal. Again in 2009, it won the glory. The the statue makers are doing fascinating job here. In 2018 the eco-friendly and organic pandal has been built from soil collected from various district of Bengal and the Siwalik Hills. “Preserve soil, increase the longevity of human lives, ‘this was the message of this theme.
Direction South kolkata in new Alipore, near the petrol pump, Nalini Ranjan Avenue (nearest to the national highway 117 intersection). The closest railway stations are Majerhat and Kalighat.
6.Badamtala Ashar Sangha (Creator of Theme Based Puja)
Badamtala Ashar Sangha durga puja 2019 details.
Badamtala Ashar Sangha Puja has occurred around 75 years. So it’s a long standing Durga Puja pandal. No doubt people has a special place in their hearts about this Durga pandal. In 2010 it has achieved an award for creative excellence. In 1999, the pandal authority has begun experimenting with theme and was the one of the first in Kolkata to perform this. From this year, it’s theme has been all around the way and captivating. In 2018 we have seen “Shob Charitro kalponik” (all characters are fictional) theme. It is is devoted to women’s empowerment and feminism. The statue has no weapons, to deliver the message of peace and nonviolence.
Direction South kolkata, Nepal Bhattacharjee Street, Kalighat. Right near the Kalighat metro railway station and Raj Behari Avenue.
5.Santosh Mitra Square (A Great Artwork)
Santosh Mitra Square durga puja 2019 details.
In 1936, it was started as “Sealdah sarbojanin durgotsav”. Later it was renamed to Santosh Mitra Square in 1996. It has achieved glory in 1997 with special innovative theme. From that year the pandal is so popular for its great artwork. A silver made Chariot is built in 2018.
Location Central Kolkata, Bowbazar area. It’s around BB Ganguly Street, not far from Sealdah Railway Station. In addition, the nearest metro station is Central.
4. Mohammad Ali Park (Monument Architecture)
Mohammad Ali Park durga puja 2019 details.
From the name we can easily assume that this pandal is on a large park. In this pandal, there is so much crowd and it’s very famous. Because people want to observe the magnificent architecture of monuments. It was established in 1969 and the Classic Ethereal looking statue has made here. We observed the pandal has completed its 50th anniversary in 2018 and features Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan (inspired by film Padmavat). The statue makers made a replica of the Courtyard from the fort’s Palace while the total structure is that of the main Palace.
Direction Central Kolkata. Moreover, it is opposite to College Square, on Mahatma Gandhi Road (you can easily visit this pandal along with College Square pandal).
3. College Square (Picturesque Lakeside Setting)
College Square durga puja 2019 details.
College Square durga Puja pandal has started in 1948. No doubt it has really visually attractive sitting beside the lake and the puja authority separates the whole area for the festival. And obviously so much crowd is gathering here to take a look at this pandal. In addition, people want to enjoy the sparkling lights and their reflection on the water.
Direction Central Kolkata, 53 college street, near Kolkata University, off Mahatma Gandhi Road. The closest railway stations are Mahatma Gandhi Road and Central Metro
2. Kumartuli Park (Modern Fusion with Traditional Art)
Kumartuli Park durga puja 2019 details.
Established in 1995, Kumartuli Park is relatively new pandal among others. But it is growing popular day by day. It is so special because it is built in the location where many of the Durga statues are handcrafted by professional clay modelers. The authority of this Park always think about something new, something innovative. They often create fusion art to expect unexpected for the people. This pandal fame to glory in 2018 when the authority decided to make “Lord Krishna play his flute for humanity.”
Location North Kolkata, along the river at Kumartuli Park, just before bagbazar. The nearest railway station is the Shobhabazar metro, also close to Shobhabazar launch Ghat.
1. Bagbazar(Traditional Idol)
Bagbazar durga puja 2019 details.
One of the oldest Durga Puja in Kolkata occurs in Bagbazar.It has ranked 1st among top 10 durga puja in 2019. In 2018, it has celebrated its 100th anniversary. With their comparison to others the pandal is simple. It runs with tradition and culture but it always attracts attention of the peoples eye. Because of its very beautiful statue of Goddess Durga. The Puja committee arrange a fair in the ground. Also,Carnival rides and stalls are there. And People observe the ritual of “Sindoor Khela” in Dashami( the last of the festival) every year. In the celebration, married women place red Sindoor powder on the statue to make it ready for a immersion. Audience from all over the city come here to observe it.
Direction North Kolkata, along the river in Bagbazar.(near the Bagbazar launch Ghat and bagbazar Kolkata circular railway station.) The nearest metro railway station is Shyam Bazar.