Pujo Parikrama – The Mop Up Rounds

Today is Bijoya Dashami- the day the Devi leaves for her heavenly abode. After all the fun and frolic, we have to bid goodbye to her with a sad heart, with the words “asche bochor abar hobe” (till the next year, Ma)…..

So last night was the final opportunity to pay a visit to the pandals we had missed in the mad rush of the earlier days. Of course that doesn’t mean we could get in without the customary queues at the pandals. In fact the day marked the biggest traffic on the roads- everyone from the new borns (infact just borns) to the octogenarians were out to catch a glimpse of Devi Durga and her children.

We present to you our mop up round of Puja Parikrama. And as per the Bengali saying “ostader mar sesh rate” (the master strikes at dawn) , we saved our best for the last 😀

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The pandal at 41 Pally, Haridevpur, was magnificient, to say the least
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This Pandal made from plastic straws, at 41 Pally, left us mesmerised
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Durga Idol at 41 Pally
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The Idol reflected in the mirror opposite
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Pandal at Netaji Jatiyo Sevak Dal, Ranikuthi
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Idol at Netaji Jatiyo sevak dal
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Ajeya Sanghati Pandal, depicting the “Chhau” dance, an Indian tribal dance form
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Ajeya Sanghati, Haridevpur
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Hanuman-ji in Chhau attire at Ajeya Sanghati
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Chhau Masks
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Idol at Ajeya Sanghati had a touch of Chhau in it too

 

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Alipore Sarbojanin Durgotsav Pandal boasted of these huge converging light beams this year, depicting the convergence of energy into Goddess Durga
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Idol at Alipore Sarbojanin
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Riot of colors at Vivekananda sporting club, Haridebpur
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Vivekananda Sporting Club Pandal showcasing the art of “Gala” Handicrafts, a form born in the villages of Odisha
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The Devi at Vivekananda Sporting
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Gala Handicrafts, on Earthen models, an ingenious art form of Odisha

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Pandal at Behala Natun Dal, depicting the flow of life and its changes through the ages
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Idol at Behala Notun Dal, inspired by the Samudra Manthan by Lord Vishnu, done to churn out Amrit- to salvage mother earth from decadence
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Rajdanga Naba Uday Sangha
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Talk to the Hand
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The Idol at Rajdanga Naba Uday Sangha
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Idol at Bosepukur Talbagan
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Pandal decoration at Bosepukur Talbagan
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Tribal Village replicated at Santoshpur Lake Pally
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The deity in tribal avatar

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Idol at Naktala Udayan Sangha
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The idol at Behala Friends depicting that women are the ultimate source of power and energy in the society, insulting which results in the decay of everything around us
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The impeccable ambience inside Behala Friends Club
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Reflections

 

(If you like our post, do stay Tuned for our articles on Bijaya Dashami 🙂 )


Our other Puja Parikrama articles :

Pujo Parikrama – Kolkata (North)

Pujo Parikrama- Kolkata (South)

A Visit to the Bonedi Bari Pujos of Kolkata

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