The festive season is on as Navratri 2018 began from October 10. In West Bengal, Navratri is celebrated with Durga Puja, which will begin from October 15 this year. Several Durga Puja pandals will be seen brightening the streets across the country. In Delhi, people head to some of the most popular Durga Pujo pandals to witness the festivities. Some of the most visited pandals in the national capital include Chittaranjan Park (CR Park), Kashmere Gate, Mayur Vihar among others. Durga Puja Street Graffiti Narrates Sex Workers' Tale.
The pujo pandals display idols of Goddes Durga made intricately by artists and are also visited for the scrumptious food, activities and cultural shows. Some pujo pandals also organise games for both kids as well as adults. While you must visit the pandals of West Bengal during Durga Puja, we bring you a list of some of the most sought-after pujo pandals from Delhi to head to this festive season.
Must-Visit Durga Puja Pandals in Delhi
The CR Park Pandals
Chittaranjan Park turns into a festive ground during the Durga Puja. The pandals in CR Park witness the maximum crowd during Durga Puja festivities in the national capital. The pandal in the Central CR Park by Co-operative Ground Durga Puja Samity is definitely a must-visit pandal. It is with this pandal that the concept of thematic Durga Puja came to Delhi in 1976. The pandal has also won several awards over the years as it brings different types of Durga idols every year. The other pandals to visit in CR Park are B-Block and Kalibari. Navratri 2018 Greetings in Hindi for Friends: Best Durga Puja GIF Images, WhatsApp Messages, Quotes, SMSes & Facebook Status to Wish Happy Navaratri.
The pandal in Kashmere Gate is set up by the Delhi Durga Puja Samiti, one of the oldest pujo samitis in the national capital. The Durga idols of the Kashmere Gate puja pandal are crafted in classic style. They are made in the traditional Daaker Saaj (one frame idol) manner. Many say that the Durga visarjan of this pandal is something you cannot miss.
Mayur Vihar Phase 1
The Milani Committee Durga Puja Pandal has been known for years for its creative theme based decoration of pandals. It is held every year at a park in Mayur Vihar Phase 1 near DDA society flats. Like the CR Park pandal, this also witnesses huge crowds during the five days of Durga Puja.
The five-day Durga Puja ends with the immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga. In Delhi, pandal samitis usually head to the Yamuna ghaat in the areas of East Delhi and also Kalindi Kunj.