Thursday 16 October 2014

Durga Puja - Khan Nagar, Cuttack

Durga Puja, an important festival of Odisha, India, has been celebrated for centuries here.

Cuttack, the estwhile capital city of Odisha, has Pandals whose budgets are crores of rupees.
Yes, you read it right. Not lakhs, but crores of rupees!

The idols are dressed in pure Gold & Silver-Filigree..

Cuttack is famous for its beautiful Silver-Filigree craft items & jewellery.
You must see the intricate designs to believe your eyes.
All this makes Cuttack a must-visit, isn't it?

This year too, Cuttack had hundreds of Pandals as usual.

I had the privilege to visit a few of them, but I could manage to click pics only of one- the Khan Nagar Pandal.

Its design is based on the famous Akshardham Temple.


 Lord Shiva & Maa Parvati in different forms on the wall...

 Maa Durga in the Silver finery...



Sharing these pics from my sister's camera, as I cannot access my camera that had my Cuttack Durga Puja clicks...

There was superb lighting on the Cuttack streets & we felt like a trip in Fairyland with pretty colorful lights.
All those pics are in my camera that I should be able to share once I get to operate it again...
Looking forward to my camera being set right...

Meanwhile, you can check out more Odisha Durga Puja pics!

Here are some Pandals that I visited  in Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha:

Durga Puja - Old Station Square, Bhubaneswar

Durga Puja - Jharpada, Bhubaneswar

Durga Puja - Sahid Nagar, Bhubaneswar

Durga Puja - Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar

Durga Puja - Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar

Durga Puja - Bomikhal, Bhubaneswar

Durga Puja - Unit 1, Bhubaneswar

Durga Puja - Ashok Nagar, Bhubaneswar


  1. This is amazing Anita.They spend so much of time effort and money to accomplish this---lovely pics !

    1. Yes Induji! They do :) And look at the spectacular results!

  2. Hey sh! I'll be sharing the Cuttack Puja lighting pics soon.
    I guess your comment was for one of the previous posts- Durga Puja, Bhubaneswar , where I have shared the lights :)

  3. Wow! Nice to know that it is pure gold & silver filigree worked jewellery that adourns the Goddess :) Nice clicks!

    TC! Keep smiling :)

    1. Just imagine, Sindhu! Very rich as gold & silver jewellery worth crores...

      Keep Smiling :)


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