Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Durga Puja 2023: Must Visit Pandals in Delhi

Durga Puja is the much-awaited festival of the Bengali community in India. This festival is observed in the month of Ashwin according to the Indian calendar, which falls in October in the Gregorian calendar. The festival is celebrated in the last 5 days of Navratri.

Although this is a festival of the eastern region in India, nowadays Durga Puja is celebrated all over the country by various Bengali societies. Delhi being the capital of the nation is a residency to a large population of Bengalis, who conduct Durga Puja at various places in Delhi every year.

The pandals, rituals, food and the concerts arranged during the puja can give you a hint of the grand celebration of goddess Durga in West Bengal.

CR Park

CR Park, also known as Chittranjan Park, is well-known for its breathtaking pandal and is referred to as a ‘Little Bengal’. It is one of Delhi’s most magnificent and vibrant Durga Puja pandals where one can witness the traditional customs. You must visit this location to witness Dhunuchi Nach which takes place during the Durga puja.

Various pandals are made in CR Park. All of them are extraordinary works of art. The puja committees arrange for a countless number of food stalls and live concerts.

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Enclave

Venue of Pandal: Mela Ground, CR Park

Kali Bari , Mandir Marg

New Delhi Kali Bari is one of the oldest temples in Delhi. This pandal should be a must visit on your list if you are in Delhi. The vibe and the ambience one can feel is beyond words .

Kali Bari is also known for the Daker Saaj’, one of the two types of saaj or embellishments of ma Durga. The Daker Saaj is made of white shoal widely found in India and South Asia.

Nearest Metro Station: RK Ashram Marg

Aram Bagh

Aram Bagh Durga Puja is another famous puja pandal that every Bengali keeps on their pandal hopping list during the four-day festivities of Durga puja. 

Here you will get lost in the beauty of the pandals. The Pandals are made on different themes every year.

Nearest Metro Station: RK Ashram Marg

Karol Bagh (Puja Park)

Regar Pura Durga Puja Pandal is perhaps the most famous one on this side of the city. A favourite of the peeps in and around Karol Bagh, the pandal has beautiful protimas, some great cultural performances and so many options to grab some good food from. 

Nearest Metro Station: Karol Bagh

Kashmiri Gate

Delhi’s one of the oldest and most exclusive pandals is Kashmiri gate. This puja was started around the 1910s as a ‘baroyari’ or community puja.

Nearest Metro: Kashmiri gate

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