Durga puja means so many things to Bengalis. If you are old timer like me then you look forward for a solid adda with your friends by staying put at one place like we were doing in Delhi Kali Bari when we were statying in Gole Market,New Delhi. But after coming to Calcutta I realised it is less of Puja and more of Pandal hopping. During those Puja days there is a near stampede condition in and around the prominent pujas. To give a miss to that maddening crowd I generally go out of Calcutta and this time too I am out from 4th October onwards. Many of my friends who are brought up in Calcutta can not imagine Puja other than in Calcutta. Well before leaving for Bhopal and Delhi I caught some of the pandals in my camera when these are three fourth done. It is something like catching a girl without her make up. the same pandals will look different in neon light, like in a bar with a peg of whisky inside every girl appears beautiful.
Are you ready to see the true colour of the pandals in the day light? Here are those.
thanks for sharing your beautiful experiences...
thanx for your comment..my next is on durga puja in bhopal and delhi..releasing shortly..
thanx..i was away for durga puja to other places so delay in response..
you have brought out some interesting photographs of half finished pandals.they look very good.please bring more of such photographs.i salute those artisans who produce such exquisite architectural beauties.
mabaker - thanks for sharing the kolkata pictures! waiting for the next ... ether
thanku for bringing these pics here the last one looks more malyalam home with all those wooden work hope it is the same as i mention....sunkan
kinda proves that life is wip (work-in-progress)? happy dussehra sir! ~cb
this is amazing blog..
nevr new that pandals are this good.