Individuals across the nation are celebrating Sharad Navratri 2018, and each day a form of Goddess Durga Maa is worshipped. The 9-day festival is celebrated in different forms everywhere. While most of the states observe it for nine-long days, in some states only a few days hold prominence over others.  In fact, the festival is celebrated in 9 different ways across the country! Interesting right? Among the different forms of celebrations, the Durga Puja, celebrated by the Bengali community is very prominent. This year Durga Puja will be celebrated from  October 15 to October 19. Durga Puja 2018 Dates in Kolkata After Mahalaya: Tithi Calendar Durga Ashtami 2018, Maha Navami Shubh Muhurat Time During Navratri Festival. 

Durga Puja or Durga Pujo is undertaken with much enthusiasm in the states of West Bengal and Assam, the Bengali community elsewhere also brings in the festivities with much pomp and fervour. Durga Puja in Kolkata is the most awaited time of the year for the Bengali community. But the city of Mumbai too is not far behind when it comes to celebrating festivals. Durga Puja pandals are displayed in different parts of the city. Pandal hoppers should not miss these popular Durga Puja in Mumbai.

North Bombay Sarbajanin Durga Puja Charitable Trust


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This is one of the most star-studded Durga Puja affairs in the city since it is organised by the Mukherjees. Rani Mukherjee, Kajol and Tanuja are the main hosts of the Mukherjee Durga Puja. A lot of celebrities also make their presence felt during the festivities and musical programmes that are arranged here. This pandal is open for all visitors. The venue of this pandal is at Golden Tobacco Ground in Vile Parle.

The Bengal Club, Shivaji Park


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The Durga Puja arranged at Shivaji Park in Dadar is among the oldest ones held in this city. The Bengal Club ensure that all the traditions are followed to the tee and also maintain the old charm and heritage in the pandal. The food served here during the Durga Pujo is also a very delicious spread along with typical Bengali sweets.

Powai Sarjobojanin Durgatsav

Organised by the Powai Bengali Welfare Association, the Durga Puja exhibits a purpose of enhancing cultural and social harmony. They started celebrating these festivities since the year 2006 and today have become of the most popular Pujo places in the city. They organise various cultural programmes to involve people of every community in the festival. They also ensure that they have eco-friendly ways of celebrating the festival, especially with their decorations around the idol of Goddess.

Chembur Durga Puja Association


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Durga Puja in Chembur is also one of the oldest celebrations held in the city. The Chembur Durga Puja Association is in its 63rd year this time. Each year they have a different time and weave unique designs and decorations around it. Devotees come from everywhere to pay their respects. They get over a lakh of visitors visiting them during the period of four days.

Lokhandwala Durga Puja 


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The Lokhandwala Durgotsav is arranged by singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya. This is again a spot where several celebrities pay their visit for Durga Puja. Extraordinary celebrations, vibrant ambience and enthralling performances are a characteristic of this Durga Puja. You will experience a mix of glamour and culture here.

Vashi Durga Puja 

The Durga Puja in Vashi is organised by Navi Mumbai Bengali Association. This pandal will give you the best taste of Bengali delicacies. From Biryani to Rosgullas the food platter here will satiate your Bengali food cravings. Other than the food, the grandeur of the decoration and Goddess is also something worth experiencing.

These are just of the places where Durga Puja takes place in the city, there are many more pandals which carry out enthusiastic celebrations all along. We hope you have got an idea about which pandals you absolutely cannot miss this festive season. Will you be going pandal hopping this Durga Puja?

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Oct 15, 2018 08:32 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website