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Best Durga Puja Pandals in Kolkata 2017

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Durga Puja, the mega bonanza for all Bengalis is now just a few days away. Bengalis are flaring up in the joyous mood. The white clouds are floating in the up above sky, Kash phPhoolre blooming everywhere,  altogether the mother nature seems to be engaged in fabricating the stage to welcome goddess DURGA.  As if the whole Canvas is silently proclaiming her advent. So, as an online puja porikroma, we are going to show you the Best Durga Puja Pandals of Kolkata 2017.

According to the Hindu mythology, Devi Durga is the embodiment

of the divine feminine power that presides over entire cosmic creation, existence, and destruction. In West Bengal, people celebrate Durga Puja for five days, that starts from “Sasthi”, and runs all the way up to “Vijaya Dashami”. During these five days period, Durga Puja fever clasps the city of joy,  regardless of caste, class or gender. The festive landscape of Kolkata, during Durga Puja, appears like an art gallery.

 

Like previous years, various renowned puja pandals already started to compete to stand out than others with their elaborate decorations and unique innovative themes. Kolkata is flooding with vibrant colors & even the darkest corners are glowing up with sparkling lights. Every Puja organizer deliberately tries to deliver the visitors, some meaningful messages by distinctive artworks. It demands more than a month-long planning and tedious hard work.

 

From traditional theme-based pandals of North Kolkata to contemporary theme-based pandals of South Kolkata, let’s take a quick peek into some renowned ones of 2017, that you should not miss out at all.

Best Durga Puja Pandals in Kolkata 2017 :

Deshapriya Park:

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Deshopriyo Park Durga Puja Pandal 2017
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Deshopriyo Park Durga Protima 2017

Deshapriya Park Durgotsav Samity created history in last two consecutive years by means of an innovative theme.

In 2015, they came up with 88 feet tall & 80 feet wide fiberglass idol to mesmerize visitors. People flooded to this puja pandal in huge scale and eventually, police decided to close the public access to avoid a stampede.

In 2016, Artist Mintu Pal presented Maa Durga with 1000 hands to kill 100 demons.

This year, the theme of Deshapriya Park puja 2017 is Wat Rong Khun White Temple of Thailand & the making is in full swing now. Like previous years we have a lot of expectations from this puja organizers.

Nearest Metro Station – Kalighat.

More read : Durga Puja 2017 Kolkata Guide Map.

Badamtala Ashar Sangha:

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Badamtala Ashar Sangha Durga Puja Pandal 2017
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Badamtala Ashar Sangha Pratima 2017

In their 79th year of puja celebration, Badamtala Ashar Sangha community center near Kalighat Metro station is getting ready in full fledge to welcome you into a piece of America.

This year they are trying to depict, how Bengalis in abroad worship Durga puja, said Mr. Mrinmay Bhattacharya, Joint Secretary of the Badamtala Ashar Sangha Puja committee. This puja committee was awarded Creative Excellence Award by Asian Paints in 2010 for Pandal, lighting, and Idol.

Nearest Metro Station – Kalighat.

 

Ekdalia Evergreen

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Ekdalia Evergreen Durga Puja Pandal 2017

This year, Ekdalia Evergreen Durga Puja Club of Ballygunge is celebrating their 74th year of Durga Puja. Honorable Panchayat and Rural Development Minister of West Bengal Shri Subrata Mukherjee is the secretary of this puja committee. During previous years, by their artistic decoration, they avidly replicated most famous temples of India and even abroad.

In 2011, they depicted a German village and in 2015, they came up with a theme of prehistoric earth full of dinosaurs. They have a rich heritage of preserving the age-old form of traditional Durga Protima(idol).

This year it is replicating a famous temple of South India.

Nearest Metro Station – Kalighat.

More Read: Best Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata 2016

Suruchi Sangha Durga Puja 2017

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Suruchi Sangha Durga Pratima 2017
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Suruchi Sangha Durga Protima 2017

A record number of crowd flood into this pandal every year to get mesmerized by the excellent blending of tradition and culture along with the cheers of the modern age. This year Mamata Banerjee, the Honorable Chief Minister of West Bengal,  inaugurated the pandal of Suruchi Sangha. Their theme for this year is West Bengal, “Bengal is my mother” as said by Jeet Ganguly.

This year, they are stepping into the 64th year of puja celebration. It is really a puja involving superstars and megastars. In 2003 and 2009, Suruchi sangha puja committee awarded for best-decorated pandal for their astonishing pandal and interior decoration. Therefore, Suruchi Sangha is positively going to be our prime destination this year.

This is an obviuos choice for the best Durga puja pandals in Kolkata 2017.

Nearest Metro Station – Rabindra Sarovar.

 

Bosepukur Sitala Mandir

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Bosepukur Sitala Mandir Durga Pratima 2017
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Bosepukur Sitala Mandir Durga Pandal 2017

This year, Bosepukur Sitala Mandir puja committee is celebrating their 67th year of  Durga Puja. Over the years, they are well known for presenting beautifully crafted pandals, based on unique themes. They deserve much potential to draw a huge volume of the visitor by excellent artwork, lighting & interior decoration. In 2016, they showcased a theme on Bengali marriage and its rituals, that was highly

In 2016, they showcased a theme on Bengali marriage and its rituals, that was highly appreciated. Bosepukur Sitala Mandir puja committee was awarded numerous prestigious awards in previous years. So, this year it is a must-see for all puja fanatics.

This year the whole pandal is made of PVC pipes!

Nearest Metro Station – Kalighat.

 

Santosh Mitra Square (Lebutola Park)

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Santosh Mitra Square Durga protimal 2017: 22kg gold saree

 

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Santosh Mitra Square Durga puja pandal 2017

Santosh Mitra Square (Lebutola Park) Durga Puja is undoubtedly going to be a prime destination for all visitors this year. Their theme is London and replicas of various popular landmarks like Big Ben, London Bridge, London eye etc. have been deliberately crafted over 7K – 8K square feet area to attract a huge crowd. Goddess Durga will be worshipped in a pandal that exactly looks like Buckingham Palace.

But their main attraction is the 22 Kg gold made saree of goddess Durga. It is designed by the acclaimed designer Agnimitra Paul. Almost fifty artisans from Pune and several parts of West Bengal are avidly engaged in rendering the finishing touch to the six crores worth attire of Maa Durga. The saree also carries numerous precious stones and gems. The entire amount of gold is supplied by Senco Gold and Diamond.This is no doubt an artwork masterpiece, that people have never heard or seen before.

Nearest Metro Station – Central.

 

Mohammad Ali Park

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Mohammad Ali Park Durga Pratima 2017

Mohammad Ali Park Durga Puja committee is celebrating Durgotsav Since 1969. It is one of the most popular & prestigious Durga pujas of central Kolkata for their unique state-of-the-art themes & diorama of ancient literature. Through their architecture & style, visitors can explore the essence of an age-old culture and tradition. Every year, they try to showcase miniatures of magnificent architecture across the globe and diorama of ancient literature. In 2015, they came up with an African safari, which was highly appreciated by the visitors. Their dazzling and colorful lighting, interior as well as exterior decoration and style of the idol is praiseworthy. They have won several awards in various categories in last few years.

In 2015, they came up with an African safari, which was highly appreciated by the visitors. Their dazzling and colorful lighting, interior as well as exterior decoration and style of the idol is praiseworthy. They have won several awards in various categories in last few years.

This year they have shown Asura as a Doctor! It has created a storm of protest within Doctors Community.

Nearest Metro Station – Mahatma Gandhi Road.

 

Kumartuli Park Durga Puja 2017

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Kumartuli Park Durga Puja Pandal 2017
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Kumartuli Park Durga Puja Pratima 2017

Despite being one of the youngest Durga pujas in Kolkata, Kumartuli Park Durga Puja attracts a large volume of crowds from every corner of the city. They are famous for their unique style of architecture that depicts every aspect of traditional Indian culture. Since inception in 1993, they are holding Durga puja every year near Sovabazaar ferry. They prominently showcase a fusion of old-fashioned grandeur and art. Kumartuli Park is one of the oldest locations of Kolkata encompassing the home of legendary artisans. They preserve social and cultural milieu by their style of artistry and artisanship on display.

We have selected Kumartuli park in our list of best Durga puja pandals in Kolkata 2017 as they preserve social and cultural milieu by their style of artistry and artisanship on display.

Nearest Metro Station – Sovabazar Sutanuti.

Tridhara Sammiloni Durga Puja 2017:

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Tridhara Sammilani Durga Puja Pratima 2017
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Tridhara Sammilani Durga Puja pandal 2017

Tridhara Sammilani is a must visit to watch this unique pandal and beautiful Durga idol. Last year also, Tridhara will surely be  awarded as one of the best Durga Puja Pandal in Kolkata 2017.

Sreebhumi Durga Puja 2017 : Mahishmati

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Sreebhumi Durga Puja Pandal 2017: Bahubali Mahishmati
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Shreebhumi Durga Protima 2017

Shreebhumi Duga Puja 2017 has arranged the costliest Durga Pandal ever. It is a replica of Mahishmati Nagari from Bahubali Movie. It has a hight of 110 ft with a budget of hopping 10 Crs!

Lake town Adhibasi Brinda

If you want something other than huge artificial structures, then Lake town Adhibasi Brinda Durga puja will surely fascinate you. Lake town Adhibasi Brinda Durgatsav committee is renowned for bring up a homely environment through an illustrious subject, but not through huge artificial structures. Rather, they focus on a more grounded celebration like cultural programs, charity events, and social gathering. Since 1963, this puja is initiated by the residents of the locality and this year they are celebrating their gorgeous 55th year. Visitors come here & are mesmerized by the songs, dance, drama, recitation organized by the puja committee.

Nearest Metro Station – Belgachia.

 

Dum Dum park (Tarun Sangha)

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Dum Dum Park Durga Protima 2017

Tarun Sangha proudly occupies a prominent position in the landscape of Durga Puja in North Kolkata, by the magic of sheer creativity and social concern. They flood the visitors by a variety of themes & abstract form of art. They are famous for using brilliant colors that hugely enhances the festive mood. Every year they come up with a distinct form of Maa Durga with a thematic and colorful ambiance.

This year they are celebrating 32nd year of Durga Puja. The theme is based on Saurashtra, Gujarat and we expect to witness increasing number of the crowd this year.

Nearest Metro Station – Belgachia.

 

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Barisha Club Durga Puja 2017:

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Barisha Club Durga Puja 2017

Hindustan Club Durga Puja 2017:

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Hindustan Club Durga Puja 2017
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  1. Thanks a lot for the breathtaking pictures of the dieties and the pandals of the best durga pujas of kolkata 2017. the brief write-ups are very informative for people like me who cannot be physically present in kolkata during this time of the year.

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