Sep 29, 2009

Durga Puja - Bhubaneswar

Well after the sudden orders from the institute to retreat back to our homes, I was given the opportunity to enjoy the puja back at home after 3-4 years.
Well lemme give you a glimpse of the celebration here at Bhubaneswar. [1 thing : the pics were taken by a normal VGA Camera :(]


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Although simple, this was one of the best works. Odisha is famous for this pandels. No doubt !

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One huge masterpiece. The best part of this pandal is the tribal playing dhols and flutes at the gate.

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The tribals playing the instruments making the surrounding even more festive.

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This is another huge one @ Nayapalli. Hats off to the people who dared make it this huge.

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This is the best one, entirely made out of floor mats. These people can be real imaginative.

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A closeup of the entrance. This is all I could manage in the push and pull of the crowd.

Apart from all these there were a large number of pandals which we couldnt cover due to time constraints. Another thing which I should highlight is the melas rather the village fairs which were adjacent to the pandals. They added to the festive mood. [ I could not take pictures of them due to the VGA Cam :( ]

Neways it was fun out here watching all this. Although, I do miss the celebration back at my college. We had planned a lot for this time puja but the attack of jaundice back in our college forced us all to leave. I miss the joy of organising and being an integral part of the Puja
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