Deshapriya Park Durga Puja, South Kolkata 2024

This year, Deshapriya Park Durga Puja will organize a grand celebration. This sarbojanin puja first started in 1938 and is one of the oldest pujas in South Kolkata. Every year, this group comes up with a unique theme.

In 2015, they set a bar with the “world’s tallest Durga idol.” In 2016, the Deshapriya Park Durgotsab organizers created an idol with 1000 hands to kill 100 asuras (demons). For 2017, their theme was inspired by Bahubali’s Mahishmati palace. In 2023, the theme was Jyoti.

Deshapriya Park Durga Puja
Deshapriya Park Durga Puja
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About Deshapriya Park Durga Puja Kolkata

This year, Huge pandal decorations and lighting (makeshift temples) will be constructed to carry an idol of Goddess Durga. It’s one of the main venues for Durga Puja celebrations in West Bengal. During the festivities, Deshapriya Park gets converted into a vibrant abode.

The Durga puja worships with proper mantra rituals here. The puja is now on the Unesco World Heritage list.

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Deshapriya Park Location

Tilak Road, Ballygunge Kolkata – 700029, West Bengal, India. 

How to Reach Deshapriya Park Durga Puja Pandal

The nearest metro station from Deshapriya Park is Kalighat metro station (1 km), which takes 2-3 minutes by car or by auto. Direct government buses are available for Deshapriya Park from Lansdowne, Minto Park, B.B.D Bag, Dharmatala (Esplanade), Park Street, and Golf Green. Ballygunge Jn railway station is the nearest to reach this puja pandal via Gariahat.

Deshapriya Park is situated in the Kalighat area, opposite Priya Cinema. The park is also known as a “festive park.” Professionals and amateurs play outdoor games like football & cricket here.

Deshapriya Park Durga Puja Preparation
Deshapriya Park Durga Puja Preparation

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Deshapriya Park Social Activities

Deshapriya Park Puja Committee participates in many social activities like Naktala Udayan Sangha. They distribute clothes & food to orphans and others. The committee organizes blood donation and health check-up camps, etc. Deshapriya also arranges football and cricket tournaments. During The Amphan Strom disaster, they collected donations to provide relief facilities. 

Deshapriya Park Durga Puja Idol Making
Deshapriya Park Durga Puja Idol Making

Deshapriya Park Pandal – World’s Tallest Goddess Durga Idol

In 2015, Deshapriya Park was made the world’s tallest Goddess Durga idol. Every social media platform like Facebook & Twitter was flooded with its mention. Big stars like Amitabh Bachchan shared a picture of Kolkata’s showstopper. They made the 88-foot-tall idol on a whopping budget of INR 250 crores (approx). 

Deshapriya Park grabbed attention owing to its tall idol, mega-budget and corporate sponsorship. The exclusive sponsor for Deshapriya Park Durga Puja 2015 was “Star Cement,” with a sponsorship of INR 5 crores (approx). The idol was made of fibreglass & cement instead of traditional clay because of its elevation.

Sculptor Mintu Pal erected the idol, keeping all the features of a conventional Durga figurine in mind. According to him, no devotional or aesthetic aspects were bargained for height. 

The 88-foot-tall Durga idol at Deshapriya Park is in the Limca Book of Records, Indian Book of Records, and Asia Book of Records. And it may soon enter its name in the Guinness Book of World Records. 

Deshapriya Park Durga Puja south  kolkata city
Deshapriya Park Durga Puja in Kolkata City

Deshapriya Park Nearby Durga Puja

  1. 66 Pally Durga Puja Pandel (1.4 km) is 5 minutes from Deshapriya Park by car.
  2. Tridhara Sammilani (290 m) is 2 minutes from Deshapriya Park by car.
  3. Singhi Park Durga Puja (1.7 km) is 5 minutes from Deshapriya Park by car.
  4. Hindustan Park Sarbojanin Durga Puja (950 m) is 4 minutes from Deshapriya Park by car.

Deshapriya Park Nearby Restaurants

  1. Burnt Garlic Restaurant (76 m) is 1 minute from Deshapriya Park.
  2. Oudh 1590 Restaurant (550 m) is 3 minutes from Deshapriya Park.
  3. Tamarind Restaurant (500 m) is 3 minutes from Deshapriya Park.
  4. The Saffron Tree Restaurant (750 m) is 5 minutes from Deshapriya Park.
  5. Wasabee Restaurant (100 m) is 1 minute from Deshapriya Park.

Worldwide Durga Puja

Durga Puja is a Hindu and especially Bengali festival that happens all over the globe, especially in West Bengal, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Orissa, Delhi, Pune, etc. Even abroad, like New York, JapanLondon, Durga Puja in AustraliaNew Jersey, Switzerland, the UK, and Bangladesh have grand Durga Puja celebrations. 

So, will you visit Deshapriya Park Durga Puja in South Kolkata? Let me know in the comments.

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