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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Durga Puja 2018 Theme Pandal and Idols

Countdown of Durga Puja has been started. Durga Puja is not a festival of West Bengal only, Durga Puja is celebrated in other states in India and in other countries with enthusiasm. Theme Puja is now trends in West Bengal. Many big Durga Puja organisers plan their theme just after the end of Puja. In this article we will focus on Puja themes, pandal and Idols of the Goddess Durga.

Sreebhumi Sporting Club is a famous Durga Puja organiser in Kolkata and they will be celebrating its 46th Durga Puja this year. Sreebhumi Sporting Club  is gearing up to recreate the entire fort, costume and theme of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie Padmaavat in their this year Durga Puja.

Santosh Mitra Square

Santosh Mitra Square Durga Puja committee in Kolkata will celebrate 83rd year of Puja this year. The Puja Committee is planning to use a chariot made of silver, priced at over Rs 40 crore, to ferry its Durga idol. 

The president of the committee said to a daily newspaper, “It would be worth Rs 40 crore, the chariot will be sponsored by a jewellery brand. Last year, the sari of Durga idol was made of gold weighing 30 kg.”

They further told that “Using jewellery to adorn an idol of Durga isn’t new. However, this would be the first time that a structure will be made of such an expensive metal.”

Sources said 10 tonnes of silver will be used to craft the chariot, while the height of the pandal will be around 60 ft. They further said the chariot will be used in the celebration of Rath Puja in Orissa. 

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