Durga Puja 2012 : Pandal hopping on Nabami

After the grandiose plans were changed to somewhat workable ones, we started with a lunch at Calcutta Club and then spent the rest of the afternoon pandal hopping, with the explicit constraint of visiting those with available parking close to the pandal.

The first was Harish Park.

Durga Puja 2012 : Harish Park

Durga Puja 2012 : Harish Park

The next one was 23 Pally. 23 Pally Durga Mandir on Harish Mukherjee Road is a popular place of worship among devotees in south Calcutta.

 Durga Puja 2012 : 23 Pally

Durga Puja 2012 : 23 Pally

Tucked in a by-lane off Harish Mukherjee Road, we came across this magnificent pratima in full “dak-er-saaj”!

Durga Puja 2012

Durga Puja 2012

The pandal structure in ‘Goal Math’ was shaped like a grain silo of yesteryears and the ceiling was covered with painted clouds and LED stars.

Durga Puja 2012

Durga Puja 2012 – Bhawanipur

This pandal in Bhawanipore was made entirely of fishnets!

Durga Puja 2012

Durga Puja 2012 – Bhawanipur

Bengal United Club’s pandal at Lake Range. The entire pandal was made of papier-mâché balloons and toys.

Durga Puja 2012

Durga Puja 2012

The day done, it was an arduous drive home, with the roads completely jam-packed with people on a pandal hopping spree.

Nikon D300 | Sigma 10-20mm

 

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