Thursday, 16 October 2014

Durga Puja - Unit 1, Bhubaneswar

Odisha has celebrated Durga Puja for centuries.

Bhubaneswar & Cuttack, the twin-cities, have hundreds of Pandals.

Here are a few Pandals of Odisha we got to visit this year:


Durga Puja - Old Station Square, Bhubaneswar

Durga Puja - Khan Nagar, Cuttack

Durga Puja - Jharpada, Bhubaneswar

Durga Puja - Sahid Nagar, Bhubaneswar

Durga Puja - Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar

Durga Puja - Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar

Durga Puja - Bomikhal, Bhubaneswar

Durga Puja - Ashok Nagar, Bhubaneswar


When we crossed the Unit-1 area, where there's a big haat (market), we found an attractive brick-coloured building that looked like a temple.
Of course, it was a Durga Puja Pandal!
Durga-Puja-Bhubaneswar


We dropped in.
Here are some pics from the Unit 1 Sri Sri Mahadev Puja Committee Pandal:


Durga-Puja- Bhubaneswar

When we entered, Puja was on.

The priests were holding a cloth in front of the idol & were chanting mantras (sacred hymns).

Durga-Puja-Bhubaneswar

Here, instead of Maa Durga, the idol of Lord Shiva was killing the demon...

Durga-Puja-Bhubaneswar

Durga-Puja-Bhubaneswar
Durga-Puja-Bhubaneswar

This was just one of the hundreds of Pandals of Odisha...
Check out the links given above (at the beginning of this post) for more  pics of Pandals.


3 comments:

  1. Today I am able to understand how grand is the Navaratri celebration in Odisha!

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Sindhu :)
      You must plan a trip here to experience the Durga Puja at Odisha.

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  2. Thank you so much very nice post....................
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