Pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata
The Bengali proverb, Baro Mase Tero Parbon (বারো মাসে তেরো পার্বণ) … means 13 festival in 12 months and Durga Puja is the best among the thirteen festive. I am writing about how to reach the best 51 best pandals of Durga Puja in Kolkata very quickly.
This road map guide covers the best puja’s in Kolkata and anybody can visit with the minimum cost and less effort.
Table of Contents
- Pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata
- Durga Puja Schedule date 2021
- Forum for Durgotsab Proposal for this year
- Why goddess Durga is worshipped
- Kumartuli Idol
- Durga Puja rituals
- Khuti Puja
- Nabapatrika Snan
- Durga Puja Pushpanjali
- Sandhi Puja
- Dhunuchi Naach
- Kumari Puja
- Ramakrishna mission kumari puja
- Sindur Khela
- Durga Puja Visarjan
- The Red road carnival
- Durga Puja pandal design and decoration
- Durga puja pandal theme
- Best theme-based Durga Puja in Kolkata
- The Ultimate Durga Puja pandal Hopping guide
- Kolkata Durga puja 2020 travel guide – Central
- North Kolkata Durga puja list
- Durga Puja hotel booking and shopping
- Central Kolkata Durga Puja
- 1) Sealdah Railway Athletic Club
- 2) College Square Sarbojonin Durgotsab Committee
- 3) Md. Ali park (Youth association)
- 4) Santosh Mitra square durga puja or Lebutala park
- North Kolkata Durga puja
- 5) Manicktalla Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durgapuja
- 6) Brindaban Matri Mandir
- 7) Karbagan Sarbojonin Durga Puja
- 8) Telengabagan Sarbojanin Durgotsab
- 9) Nalin Sarkar Street Sarbojanin Durgotsab
- 10) Hatibagan Sarbojanin
- 11) Hatibagan Nabinpally Sarbojanin Durgotsav
- 12) Kashi Bose Lane Durga Puja Committee
- 14) Simla Byayam Samity
- 15) Jagat Mukherjee park
- 16) Sovabazar rajbari
- 17) Ultadanga Yuba Brinda
- 18) Ahiritola Sarbojanin Durgotsav
- 20 ) Sovabazar beniatola sarbojanin durgotsab samity
- 21) Kumartuli Park Sarbojanin Durgotsab Committee
- 22) Kumartuli Sarbojanin Durgotsab
- 23) Bagbazar sarbajanin
- 24 ) Deshbandhu Ladies Park
- 26) Tala Park Prattay
- Pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata guide map (south)
- South kolkata Durga puja 2020 list
- 27 ) Badamtala Ashar Sangha
- 28) 66 Pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab
- 29 ) Nepal Bhattacharya street Durga puja
- 30) Chetla Agrani
- 31) Deshapriya park
- 32) Samaj Sebi Sangha
- 33) Ballygunge Cultural Association Durga Puja
- 34) Tridhara Sammilani
- 35) Hindusthan Park Sarbojanin Durgotsab Committee
- 36) Singhi park Sarbojonin
- 37) Ekdalia evergreen club
- 38) Falguni Sangha
- 39) 21 Pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab Samiti
- 40) Bose pukur sitalamandir
- 41) Bose pukur Talbagan
- 42) Rajdanga Naba Uday Sangha
- 43) Babu bagan Durga puja
- 44) Selimpur Pally Sarbojanin
- 45) Jodhpur park
- 46) 95 pally Jodhpur park
- 47) Trikon Park Durgotsab
- 48) Pally Mangal Samity Sarbojanin
- 49) Santoshpur lake pally
- 50) Mudiali Club
- 51) SHIV MANDIR SARBOJANIN DURGA UTSAV SAMITY
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- Other renowned durga puja commity in South Kolkata
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Durga puja is celebrated every year with many preparations with joy to honour Goddess Durga. She was the daughter of Himalaya and Mena, who later married Lord Shiva. The worship began by Lord Rama, to get power from Goddess Durga to kill Ravana. It is heard that du to the culture aspect, Durga puja can take a place in the UNESCO culture heritage list.
ওঁ সর্বমঙ্গলমঙ্গল্যে, শিবে, সর্বার্থসাধিকে শরণ্যে, ত্র্যমবকে গৌরি, নারায়নী, নমোহস্ত তে ।।
সৃষ্টিস্থিতিবিনাশানাং, শক্তিভূতে, সনাতনী। গুনাশ্রয়ে, গুণময়ে, নারায়নি, নমোহস্ত তে ।।
A big salute to Kolkata police. Every year they have done a wonderful job.
পড়ুন :- কলকাতা দুর্গা পূজা
Durga Puja Schedule date 2021
This year celebrate Durga Puja 2020 date is Thursday, 21 October and ends on Monday, 26 October. So very few days are left.
Durga Puja has been delayed by one month for the “Mol” mash.
According to the Bengali calendar and panjika, Ashvin month is Mol mash. Because there is two Amavasya tithi (dark moon phase) in the same month.
Arrival and the departure of Devi Durga:
Devi Durga arrives on the cradle and departs on an elephant.
|Mahalaya||6 October 2021|
|Panchmi||10 October 2021|
|Shashthi||11 October 2021|
|Saptami||12 October 2021|
|Ashtami||13 October 2021|
|Navami||14 October 2021|
|Dashami||15 October 2021|
Forum for Durgotsab Proposal for this year
The prevalence of corona is increasing day by day all over the world. Mankind is now under house arrest for the Corona epidemic. However, FFD is showing some stability in Durga Puja .
FFD proposals are:
- The Pandal should be made as low-hight as possible. So that the pandal can be sanitized every day at the initiative of the authorities.
- The Pandal should be made in such a way that the idol can be seen from the outside. It will reduce the tendency of visitors to enter the Pandal.
- Only 25 visitors will be allowed to enter the Mandapa at a time.
- Masks, hand sanitizers, and thermal scanning are mandatory to enter the Puja Mandap.
- Adequate security measures should be put in place for volunteers.
- Social distance has to be observed in Sandhi Puja, Sindur Khela, Pushpanjali, etc.
Why goddess Durga is worshipped
The Durga Puja of the Bengalis begins with the worship of the Goddess in the voice of “Birendra Krishna Bhadra” in the Mahalaya.
Devi Durga is worshipped in Navratri because it’s believed she had killed the monster Mahishasura after 10 days and night war. She has ten arms with different weapons. As per the mythology people warship Durga to relief from the monster Mahisasura.
Goddess Durga is worshipped for the whole five days of this festival. The trust is by worshipping Devi Durga maa for happiness, prosperity, destruction of darkness and removing bad power. The Navaratri is celebrated in the night of Navami.
I just visited Kumartuli a few days back. Kumartuli murti or Idol’s are famous in all over the West Bengal. Where I saw the various type of idol is making by hand only. They don’t use any machine for that. It can be a memorable experience for anybody. Not Ony Durga Idol, they expert to build all kind of Devi murtis.
Durga Puja rituals
Durga Puja, the best festival of Bengalis, is celebrated every year through several rituals.
Nowadays puja clubs are started Durga puja start with Khuti puja and after they revel “Puja theme”. This Ritual is very new. It happened approx one month before Durga puja. Also, the shopping starts from these days. Places Like Hatibagan, Gariahat, esplanade etc. are crowed for purchasing fashionable dresses.
Go with Rabindra jayanti
Goddess Durga is awakened before the start of Durga Puja. This ritual is known as Bodhan or Akal Bodhan. On the evening of Maha Sasthi, the ritual of Devi Durga’s Bodhon is performed in all Pandals.
On the seventh day of Durga Puja or Maha Saptami begins with the ritual of Kola Bou (Lord Ganesha’s wife) or “Nabapatrika Snan”. It is conventional that farmers worship Nabapatrika for better production of crops. At present Nabapatrika Puja is held along with Durga Puja.
Durga Puja Pushpanjali
The tradition of Pushpanjali in Maha Ashtami morning is very ancient among the Bengalis. The priest gives the followers’ bel leaves and fresh flowers for Pushpanjali. The followers recite the mantra three times with the priest and give it at the feet of Devi Durga. The Puja start from sasthi, saptami day also.
Sandhi Puja takes place at the juncture of Durga Puja Maha Ashtami and Maha Navami. Ma Durga took the form of Debi Chamunda to kill the two generals of Mahishasura- Chand and Mund. This time of the advent of Devi Chamunda is considered as Sandhi Puja. It is customary to light 108 lamps during Pujo.
Dhunuchi is a common earthen pot. It contains incense, burnt dried coconut powder, and aromatic ingredients. Both men and women take the dhunuchi in their hands and dance in front of Ma Durga. “Dhunchi dance” is held on the evening of Maha Navami and it is beautifully present in the best Durga Puja committees of Kolkata.
Finally, on the day of Vijaya Dashami, Goddess Durga immerses in the Ganges. Devi Durga returns to Lord Shiva in Kailash. This ritual is known as Visarjan.
Navratri starts at Mahalaya or the first day of Debipaksha. Krishna paksha ends with Mahalaya and Debipaksha begin. Every autumn, Navratri is celebrated from Prothoma to Maha Navami.
According to Hindu mythology, Ma Durga fought the demons for 9 days. Finally, on the tenth day (Bijoya Dashmi), Maa Durga killed Mahishasur and won the battle. Goddess Durga is worshipped in nine forms, respectively.
Day 1: Maa Shailputri
Day 2: Maa Brahmacharini
Day 3: Maa Chandraghanta
Day 4: Maa Kushmanda
Day 5: Maa Skandmata
Day 6: Maa Katyayani
Day 7: Maa tomorrow night
Day 8: Maa Mahagauri
Day 9: Maa Siddhidatri
Navratri 2020 will be celebrated from Saturday, 17th October to Sunday, 25 October, and Monday, 26th October is Vijaya Dashami.
According to Hindu scriptures, women-power is considered as the destruction of negative energy.
The primary reason of Kumari Puja
According to Hindu scriptures, For killing Ravana by Rama- Brahma came to our world for the awakening of Debi, at the request of the gods. In a secluded place, he saw a Kumari girl. Brahma praised the little girl as Jagat Janani Mahamaya. In that hymn of Brahma, the newborn wakes up and is worshipped as Debi. He promised to keep his word to the gods. Since then Kumari girls are worshipped as Debi.
The age limit of Kumari puja girl
All girls between the ages of one and sixteen can be worshipped as Kumari.
Ramakrishna mission kumari puja
In 1909, at Belur Math, on Durga Puja Maha Ashtami, the ritual of Kumari Puja was started as written in Hindu Purana.
At present Kumari Puja vidhi is organized in many Ramakrishna missions.
In 1898, Swami Vivekananda and Sister Nivedita were in Kashmir during
Bharat Bhraman. On Durga Puja Maha Ashtami, they were worshipping a four-year-old Muslim girl at Kashmir as a Kumari.
Kumari Puja 2020
Saturday, 24th October, at Maha Ashtami.
Durga puja has many rituals and Sindur Khela is one of the most ancient traditions/ritual. According to Hindu scriptures, Goddess Durga left her father’s house and returned to Kailasa. During the Departure time, Hindu married-women touch Sindur to Devi Durga’s forehead and feet. Then, all the married women put Sindur on each other’s faces along with Shankha, pala, Noa, Coral, and Iron bangle. This ritual is called the Sindur Khela.
Durga Puja Visarjan
On the tenth day, it is the turn of mother Durga to return to Kailash. In Bengali culture, Durga is the daughter of the family. And when the girl of the house returned home, everyone’s eyes were wide with joy. Vijaya Dashami is the day of farewell with those wet eyes. Thousand of dhak play a Dhak music around the puja processions and the immersion starts in Hooghly / Ganga river.
In Calcutta, idols are abandoned at all the ghats including Babughat, Nimtala Ghat, Bagbazar Ghat, Baje Kadamtala Ghat, Rani Rasmoni Ghat.
And all the security measures are taken in all these ghats. Howrah Kolkata Ferry service is closed from most of the ghats. From the afternoon the ghats became loud with the sound of drums. In the midst of grief, almost everyone says the same thing, “It will happen again next year.” (‘‘আসছে বছর আবার হবে’’)
Cranes, barges, payloaders are provided at almost every dock for cleaning garbage. As soon as the idol was floated in the Ganges, the idol was lifted by the crane. The structure is then moved elsewhere by truck.
Large drums are placed at each ghat to drop flowers, bel leaves and garlands. The Watch Tower was built to monitor the ghats.
In addition, there are disaster response forces, and divers and Kolata municipal workers. Each ghat has adequate porters. The coolies unload the idol from the truck and take it to the ghat.
The red road immersion ceremony happened with eye-catchy lighting processions. This procession conduct by the state government after the traditional Bisarjan finish in Dashami. Near about 100 best pujas committee in Kolkata take part in this carnival. All puja procession gather on the red road and start their procession one by one. Finally, when they reach Babughat they visarjan theme Durga Idol.
The Red road carnival
This year (2020) Red road carnival cancelled due to COVID situation by state govt of West Bengal.
Durga Puja pandal design and decoration
Pandal design and decorations of Durga puja is the major attraction of all the visitors. From the moment of entry until before departure, the whole pandals are decorated with colourful illuminations, chandeliers, bamboo, colourful clothes, pieces of glass, etc. For this decoration, the club authorities allocated plenty of money.
Durga puja pandal theme
The Theme of Durga Puja pandal is the primary attraction for visitors.
The theme is based on:
i. recent circumstances,
iii. educational, or
iv. antiques- culture, monuments, sculptures, etc.
Club committees hire famous artists 8 to 9 months before the start of next year Durga Puja, to prepare their theme.
Recently, Theme-based competitions have also started among the well-known puja committees.
Best theme-based Durga Puja in Kolkata
naktala udayan sangha
badamtala ashar sangha
bosepukur sitala mandir
ekdalia evergreen durga puja
deshapriya park durga puja
shiv mandir durga puja
samaj sebi sangha
maddox square durga puja
sreebhumi durga puja
kumartuli park durga puja
kumartuli sarbojanin durga puja
chaltabagan durga puja
ahiritola durga puja
nalin sarkar street durga puja
kashi bose lane
college square durga puja
santosh mitra square durga puja
The Ultimate Durga Puja pandal Hopping guide
I think you are excited enough for the part of our festival. Please note as because of 25,000 pujas in West Bengal, all the puja’s cannot cover during this festive season. I am sharing the tour guide which I followed every year for Pandal hopping. So Explore north and central Kolkata first.
Kolkata Durga puja 2020 travel guide – Central
- My first destination is Sealdah Railway Athletic Club. You can come easily in this place from anywhere in Kolkata. When you are there, you will automatically reach the College Square Durgotsab Committee because of the barricades. Now move to Md. Ali Park and after, go for the Santosh Mitra Square. It‘s a set of puja and if you planning to visit in the night, it‘s enough for that time.
North Kolkata Durga puja list
After taking an auto for Khanna stoppage and go for Nalin Sarkar Street Sarbojanin Durgotsab, Hatibagan Sarbojanin, Hatibagan Nabinpally Sarbojanin Durgotsav. From here take a bus toward Hedua and reach Kashi bose lane and Azad Hind Bag (Hedua Park).
Next move for “Simla Byayam Samity” and reach Girish park and take the metro or catch a bus for Sovabazar. Visit Sovabajar rajbari puja. After taking an auto from there, reach Ahiritola Sarbojanin Durgotsav and Sovabazar beniatola Durga puja.
Later from there you can take an auto or walk for Kumartuli Park Sarbojanin & Kumartuli Sarbojanin Durgotsab, Sovabazar Beniatola Durga puja and B K Paul. next move for Jagat Mukherjee park and reach Sovabazar.
After moving for Bagbazar Sarbajanin, its a 10-minute walking distance Jagat Mukherjee park. Next, take an auto for Bagbazar more and go for Syam Bazar and Deshbandhu park. From Syambazar take another bus for Tala barowari and Tala Pratyay puja. Now you finish you north Calcutta 26 best puja tour in north and south. In the meantime you will get a lot of puja’s in the roadside/ home/ alley, you can enjoy as your choice.
Durga Puja hotel booking and shopping
Online shops like Flipkart, Amazon sell the huge product in Kolkata those days. Also, street shopping in Kolkata is amazing. Food giant like Uber Eats, Zomato, swiggy made a good business in this festive season. In these days flight hotels booking is in a rush, you can try trivago,Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, make my trip or arrange accommodation in your relative’s houses before these events.
Also, You can experience best dine-in Biswa Bangla gate restaurant on this occasion which is in Rajarhat new town Kolkata.
Central Kolkata Durga Puja
1) Sealdah Railway Athletic Club
Address – Netaji Subhas Ground Kolkata – 700009 (Railway Quarter Sealdah)
Sealdah Railway Athletic Club is one of the popular Sarbajanin Durga Puja in central Kolkata. It is one of the oldest Durga puja, established in the year 1947.
Landmark – Near Sealdah Railway station. Opposite of Jagata Cinema Hall.
2) College Square Sarbojonin Durgotsab Committee
Address – 564, Bankim Chatterjee Street College Square Kolkata- 700009
The College Square Durgotsab Committee was established in 1947. The Durga Thakur are brought from the makers and placed inside the pandal in the day of “Ditiya” (Mahasaya’s next day). For the last few years, the idol made by Sanatan Rudra Paul.
This Durgotsab Committee arranges various social welfare programs during pre-worship days, such as blood donation camps, distribution of clothes for poor children, donations from public welfare agencies, donations to patients, who are fighting for their livelihood against deadly diseases etc.
This Durga Puja ’s opening ceremony is held on the day of “Chathurti”. Every year many celebrities are present in this worship day. Last year, the Honorable Governor of West Bengal was present during this worship.
Landmark – Opposite Presidency college.
3) Md. Ali park (Youth association)
Address- 41A, TARA CHAND DUTTA STREET Kolkata – 700073
MD ALI PARK Durga Puja is also known as Youth Association puja. It was established in 1969 in front of 39, Tara Chand Dutta Street. This is one of the most prestigious clubs of North Kolkata. This Puja started because the Famous Fire Brigade Puja was closed in 1968.
The real entrepreneurs of the establishment of Puja, these are Sri Sanwarmal Joshi, Sri Surendra Kumar Sharma, Late Sushil Kumar Sharma, Late Jagdish Prasad Agarwal, Sri Nawal Kishore Gupta of Kashinath Mullick Street.
The main contributors in the Puja of 1st year are Sri Jagdish Ji Agarwal & Sri Nawal Kishore Gupta. The 1st budget of the Puja was Rs. 500 (Total Expenses). In 1970, many young boys were associated with this worship, even Mr Gama Miao (a Muslim boy), was a member of this Puja.
The puja committee organized many welfare programs like Blood Donation, free distribution of cloth to the poor people, free books to the needy children, Daridra Narayan Bhojan etc.
Landmark – Near Mahatma Gandhi Metro station
4) Santosh Mitra square durga puja or Lebutala park
Address Natabar Dutta Row Road Lebutala Bowbazar, Kolkata- 700014
In Bengali year 1343 and in the English year 1936, a group people of the Sealdah thought of worshipping Barowari Durga Pujo on a small area of Chatterjee’s in Serpentine Lane. They established a barowari Durga puja now which you should include in Kolkata puja tour. Each year, they try something new and have been successful in it. This is one of the best pandals of Durga Puja in Kolkata. This is one of the renound north kolkata durga puja.
Landmark – Near Muchipara Police Station
North Kolkata Durga puja
5) Manicktalla Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durgapuja
Address- 77, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Sarani Kolkata- 700009
In 1943, Maniktala Chattabganj Lohapati Durgapuja was founded. This Barwari Puja is founded by Chaltabagan club President Lucky Moon Jaiswal (87 years old). Every year, The club built magnificent puja mandap with some new themes.
In the year 1997, The Manicktalla Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja has won the Asian Paints Sharad Shamman award for Best Puja.
Apart from this worship, the organization have continued health camps for whole years. They help poor people by donating food, clothes, etc.
In 2009 They donate 50,000 to disaster relief for victims of Cyclone Aila and in 2010 they donate 100,000 to the relief fund of Governor of West Bengal.
Landmark – Opposite Manicktala Ganguram streets.
6) Brindaban Matri Mandir
Address – 16, Brindaban Mullick First Lane, Sukhiya Street, Kolkata – 700009
In 1910, India was under British rule. That time twelve people build an organization called “Brinaban Matri Mandir”. This organization started Durga Puja and the main motto is to educate local people.
At present Brinaban Matri Mandir has many social services in addition to Sarodotsav. Blood donation camp, helping the poor people and helping to deal with disasters, scholarships for students of secondary and higher secondary level etc.
In one word, Brinaban Matri Mandir is the witness of the local past.
Landmark – Sukia Street, Kolkata.
7) Karbagan Sarbojonin Durga Puja
Address 17, Ultadanga Main Rd, Daspara, Ultadanga, Kolkata 700067
Karbagan Sarbojanin Durga Puja was established in 1947. This Puja is one of the most famous Pujas of north Kolkata. Earlier Karbagan won the Asian Paintings Award three times.
Theme – Guptodhaner Sandhane 2020
Landmark – Ultadanga
8) Telengabagan Sarbojanin Durgotsab
Address – 36/C/11, Biplabi Barin Ghosh Sarani, Surir Bagan, Ultadanga, Kolkata, West Bengal 700067
Telengabagan Sarbojanin Durgotsab Puja Establish in the year of 1967. It is the famous pujo of northern Kolkata. This organization tries to do something new every year and wins many awards. Linke all the puja comity, they also think about the insurance of the pandal.
Theme – No Theme Puja this year 2020
Landmark – Near Ultadanga
9) Nalin Sarkar Street Sarbojanin Durgotsab
Address – 205-A, Shri Aurobindo Sarani Road Hati Bagan, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata- 700006
Nalin Sarkar Street Durga Puja was established in the year of 1933. Currently, that is very popular puja in north Kolkata. Every year there are new surprises for visitor and devotees take a great place.
Landmark – Khanna Cinema Hall
10) Hatibagan Sarbojanin
Address – 134, Sri Aurobinda Sarani, Principal Khudiram Bose Road Hati Bagan Kolkata-700006
In 1934 this was inaugurated and since then the Puja happened every year. This pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata is located in northern Kolkata and is one of the famous pujas among them.
Landmark – Near Hatibagan more
11) Hatibagan Nabinpally Sarbojanin Durgotsav
Address – 11/1D,Ganendra Mitra Lane Kolkata – 700004
In 1934 a group of some enthusiastic youth decided to celebrate Durga Puja. About eight years ago, this Puja Committee decided to implement the “theme worship” concept. To overcome many obstacles, they finally fulfilled their dreams and in the coming years, won many awards for their efforts.
In addition, every year this organization organizes blood donation camps and health check camps as part of social responsibility. The Nabin Palace members always extend the support of local people.
Landmark – Opp. Hatibagan KFC and Pizza Hut
12) Kashi Bose Lane Durga Puja Committee
Address 5/1 Kashi Bose Lane Manicktala Darjipara Kolkata- 700006
Kashi Bose Lane Durga Puja Committee started in 1937, which was opened during the Second World War. The British stopped Durga puja of Simla Byayam Samity of North Kolkata, which is mainly organized by some freedom fighters. They started Durga Puja in the Kashi Bose Lane with local youths and residents.
But due to this Second World War (1939), socio-economic conditions destroyed, and the puja was closed in that year. After when it started again, this organization enhances the importance of Bengali culture worldwide and adding different dimensions of Durga Puja festival in Calcutta.
Theme – Virtual Puja 2020
Landmark – Near Scottish Church School, Bidahn Sarani
13) Azad Hind Bag (Hedua Park Durga Puja)
Address Azad Hind Bag, Kolkata – 700006
Azad Hind Bag (Hedua Park) Durga Puja is one of the oldest pujas in north Kolkata. Here they still maintain the “Sabeki Baroari” Puja style not under the “theme puja”. This puja is pandal is made in the adjoining place of Hedua Swimming Pool Park. A fair starts every year in this park area.
Theme – Traditional / SABEKI (not under theme puja)
Landmark – Near Kashi bose lane
14) Simla Byayam Samity
Address 9B, Simla, Machuabazar, Kolkata-700006
Simla Byayam Samity was inaugurated in 1926, under the leadership of late Atindranath Basu. Once upon a time, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was directly associated with this Organization. This puja committee has historic significance. Some very famous personalities were associated with this puja.
Since then, this worship has maintained their tradition till now. There is still sabeki Durga Pratima worship as Baroari puja. This puja is also not under theme puja.
Theme – Traditional (Not under theme puja)
Landmark – Girish Park Metro
15) Jagat Mukherjee park
Address 1, Jatindra Mohan Avenue Sovabazar, Shobhabazar, Kolkata- 700005
This Puja was established in the Year 1936. Jagat Mukherjee Park puja was begun at Rajballav. Para in a garage, which is walking distance from the current location. Jagat Mukharjee Park puja committee is considered as a precursor to bringing the theme puja. Pujo Bijoya Samilani is another tradition that they celebrate from the beginning.
The puja community is involved in various social welfare activities which include providing financial assistance to people who, affected by thalassemia, garment and book distribution for the needy, they organized free eye- and health test camps and so on.
Landmark Near Sovabazar Metro Station.
16) Sovabazar rajbari
Address 36, Raja Naba Krishna St, Raja Nabakrishna Street, Sovabazar, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata- 700005
Maharaja Naba Krishna was inaugurated this puja in the year of 1757 at 33, Raja Naba Krishna Street and no 36 you will find another Sovabazar rajbari, the house of raja Rajkrishna. Both are bothers and the worship has continued till today in both houses. Today’s Sovabajar rajbari’s Durga puja is one of the most famous worshipers in Calcutta.
Not allow Outsider This year.
Theme – Traditional – Not under theme puja
Landmark – Sovabazar metro
17) Ultadanga Yuba Brinda
Address – 5N, Ultadanga Main Road, NEAR JUBO BRINDA CLUB, MUCHI BAZAR, Kolkata-700067
Theme- বাংলার ১২ হাতের বারোয়ারি
Landmark – Near Muchibazar
18) Ahiritola Sarbojanin Durgotsav
Address – 172/C, BK Paul Avenue, Ahiritola, Beniatola, Kolkata- 700005
Ahiritola Sarbojanin Durgotsav was started in 1940. Since then Durga Puja celebrations have been held every year. There attracts a large number of devotees every year. This is another best pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata.
Theme – No Theme this year 2020
Landmark – Sovabazar More
19 ) Ahiritola Jubakbrinda
Address – 83, Ahiritola Street, Ahiritola, Beniatola, Kolkata – 700005
This Puja established in the year 1970. This Durga Puja is one of the best Durga Puja established in Kolkata. If you do not visit this mandap, then I think pandal-hopping in Durga puja Kolkata is not finished for you.
Landmark – Near sovabazar more
20 ) Sovabazar beniatola sarbojanin durgotsab samity
Address 67, Beniatola Street, Near B.K. Paul Avenue Crossing, Kolkata – 700005
The Sovabazar beniatola sarbojanin durgotsab samity is a Barwari Durga Puja Samity of North Kolkata. This puja established in 1947. This association has a permanent Durga Mata Mandir, where they keep the new statue each year and abandon the previous year idol.
This samity is very reputed in north Kolkata. Not only Durga puja they also attached to other social activities like Blood donation camps, free medical check-up camps and other activities. Every year they distribute clothes, blankets etc. They also arrange different physical camps so that young people can have better communication.
Theme – Traditional
Landmark – Near Sovabazar more
21) Kumartuli Park Sarbojanin Durgotsab Committee
Address – 8B, SARBOJANIN DURGOTSAB COMMITTEE, Abhay Mitra St, Sovabazar, Kumartuli, Shobhabazar, Kolkata – 700005
This puja was established in 1992 and formed by Late Pankaj Roy, Sri Tarak Banerjee, Sri S.K.Roy, Late Amber Roy etc. You must visit this Kolkata Durga puja pandal.
Landmark – Sovabazar More
22) Kumartuli Sarbojanin Durgotsab
Address – No. 2, Durga Charan Banerjee Street, Sovabazar, Kumartuli, Shobhabazar, Kolkata -700005
Kumartuli Sarbojanin Durga Puja Utsav has been started in the year 1931. It is memorable for Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose who was ex-president from 1938 to 1939. Every year, there are about 10 lakh people come and visit their pandal and Durga idol. This is another best pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata.
Landmark – Sovabazar More
23) Bagbazar sarbajanin
Address 7, Bagbazar Street, Bag Bazar Colony, Baghbazar, Kolkata- 700003
Baghbazar Sarbojonin Durgotsab was established in 1919. This Puja has been maintaining its traditions over the years. This puja is holding Bengalis culture. Also, this puja is very famous for its “Mela” ground and “Sindur Khela”.
Baghbazar Sarbojonin Durgotsab has a glorious history. We can divide this into two parts. The first period is from 1919 to 1930 and from 1930 to till today.
In 1919 this Durga Puja was celebrated in Bagbazar street at Sarkar-House, 55, Baghbazar Street and then it was known as “Nebubagan Baroyari Durga-puja”.
In 1924 the puja was shifted to Pashupati Bose Lane. The next year it was happened in “Kanapakur” and after that, in 1927 it was shifted to Bagbazar Kali-Mandir.
In 1926 the famous social worker Nagendra Nath Ghosal with his extra-ordinary efforts and other well-known peoples joined the organization and give a proper shape and named of the organization. Since the 1930s, the opening and closing ceremony of this Durga Puja is a very important part there. Many celebrities were present on this occasion. This opening ceremony was held in Shukla-Panchami of the month of Ashwin. On the last day, when Goddess Lakshmi Puja was held.
Once a time very remarkable personalities like, Santosh Kr. Basu, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy, Sir Harishankar Pal and others promoted this occasion. In 1938-1939, Netaji Subhash Bose was the President of this organization.
After the connection with the Swadeshi Movement, the organization had a different importance and people from outside the city started to visit this Durga Puja.
From the late nineties, the organization tried to move the higher authority for converting the metal yard to a permanent park under the control of this organization.
With the help of some other important dignitaries ultimately in the initial years of this decade, the dream came true through the present committee negotiating with the authority for having the independent charge of maintaining this park. The puja committee is hoping to have all the charge of this park soon and to keep on with our tradition longer.
Theme decoration – Bonedi / Traditional
Landmark – Bagbazar ghat
24 ) Deshbandhu Ladies Park
Address – Raja Dinendra Street, Fariapukur, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata – 700004
Theme – Traditional
Landmark – Shyam Bazar 5 point crossing
25) Tala Barowari Durgotsab
Address – 23-2, Bonomali Chatterjee Street, Tala, Bidhan Sarani, Kolkata – 700002
In 1921 the Tala barowari Durgotsab was founded. This is the oldest puja in north Kolkata. From 2009 this puja was started theme puja. Today it is a very famous puja and they also got lots if
an award like Asian Paints Sarod Somman, Star Ananda Superstar etc. Celebrate 100 years this year.
Theme – Uttorer Uttor 2020
Landmark Tala Post Office
26) Tala Park Prattay
Address – 4, Tarashankar Sarani Kolkata – 700037
The Tala Park Prattay club was founded in 1925.
Theme – “লোকহিত” Lokahit 2020
Landmark – Tala park
Pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata guide map (south)
Various of theme puja’s you find on south Kolkata. Start Pandal hopping is south Kolkata with my tips:-
First, you have to reach Rashbehari or Kalighat metro now visit Badamtala Ashar Sangha, 66 Pally Durga Puja Pandal, Kalighat Nepal Bhattacharjee street club and Chetla Agrani Club and return to Rashbihari again.
Next move on to Gariahat and visit Deshapriya Park, Samaj Sebi Sangha, Ballygunge Cultural Association, Tridhara Sammilani, Hindustan Park Sarbojanin Durga Puja, Singhi park, Ekdalia Evergreen Club, Falguni Sangha Sarbojanin Durga puja samity, Ekush Pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab Samiti, Bosepukur Sitala Mandir, Bose pukur Talbagan and Rajdanga Naba Uday Sangha.
Comeback to Gariahat again and go towards Golpark visit Babubagan Club, Selimpur Pally Durga Puja Pandal, Jodhpur Park Durga Puja, 95 Pally, Satoshpur Trikon Park Durgotsab Puja Committee, Pally Mangal Samity Sarbojanin, Santoshpur Lake Pally,
After Come to Jadavpur, thana goes towards south city visit Mudiali Club and Shiv Mandir.
It may sound very tough to you but trust me to read my blog minutely and listen to my video carefully. It will defiantly help you on those days.
Note – If you come from the south, then you reach Ravindra Sarovar metro station and start your pandal hopping with Mudiali club.
South kolkata Durga puja 2020 list
27 ) Badamtala Ashar Sangha
Address – 5, Nepal Bhattacharjee St, Anami Sangha, Kalighat, Kol – 700026
BADAMTALA ASHAR SANGHA was established in 1939. today it is a very famous puja in south Kolkata.
Theme – পথের পাঁচালি – Pother Panchali 2020
This year Badamtala, 66 pally, and Nepal Bhattacharya street planning “Drive in Darshan”
28) 66 Pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab
Address – Rash Behari Ave, Anami Sangha, Kalighat, Kolkata- 700026
66 Pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab was started in the year 1951. From 2004 this Durgotsab committee started “Theme Puja” with “KhuditoPashan”.
Theme – Aparajito 2020
29 ) Nepal Bhattacharya street Durga puja
Address 10/9, Nepal Bhattacherjee Street Club, Kol – 700 026.
Nepal Bhattacharya street Durga Puja was started in1980.
Theme – অপুর সংসার Apur Sangsar 2020
30) Chetla Agrani
Address – 14, Peary Mohan Roy Road, Chetla, Kolkata, West Bengal 700027.
This is another best pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata (South).
Theme – Balo Duraa Mai Ki joy 2020
31) Deshapriya park
Address – Manoharpukur, Kalighat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029.
Another best pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata (South). This south Kolkata Durga puja is memorable for the longest Durga in the past year.
Theme – Traditional Puja this year 2020
32) Samaj Sebi Sangha
Address – 24a, Lake View Rd, Hemanta Mukherjee Sarani, Lake Terrace, Ballygunge, Kolkata 700029
This year they celebrate 75 years.
33) Ballygunge Cultural Association Durga Puja
Address – 57, Jatindas Road, Hemanta Mukherjee Sarani, Lake Terrace, Ballygunge, Kolkata – 700029
History – Puja established In 1951
34) Tridhara Sammilani
107, Monohar Pukur Road Kolkata 700029
35) Hindusthan Park Sarbojanin Durgotsab Committee
Address 51 Golpark, Hindustan Park, Gariahat, Kolkata-700019
Another best pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata (South).
Theme – Manat 2020
36) Singhi park Sarbojonin
Address – 16, Nandi Street, Dover Terrace, Ballygunge, Kolkata- 700029
Theme – Traditional
37) Ekdalia evergreen club
Address – 15 Ekdalia Road, Ekdalia, Ballygunge, Kolkata-700019
38) Falguni Sangha
Address 24, Suren Tagore Road, Falguni Sangha, Ekdalia, Ballygunge, Kol – 700019
Theme – Traditional
39) 21 Pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab Samiti
Address – 17, Bondel Rd, near Patha Bhavan, Ballygunge Park, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019
40) Bose pukur sitalamandir
Address – 27C/1, Bose Pukur Road 700042 Kolkata, West Bengal, India
41) Bose pukur Talbagan
1/27, Bose Pukur Roadd, Tal Bagan, Bosepukur, Kasba, Kolkata – 700042
Theme – Bandhan
42) Rajdanga Naba Uday Sangha
Address – Rajdanga Chakraborty Para, Sector A, East Kolkata Twp, Kolkata- 700039
43) Babu bagan Durga puja
Address 19 A, Babu Bagan Lanen Dhakuria, Babu Bagan, Selimpur, Kolkata- 700031.
This is another best pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata (South).
44) Selimpur Pally Sarbojanin
Address 37/3A, Selimpur Road Dhakuria Kolkata- 700031
45) Jodhpur park
Address 1/D, Jodhpur Park Kolkata- 700068
Theme – “দুর্গা রথ” (Chariot of Durga) 2020
46) 95 pally Jodhpur park
Address – 70A, Rahim Ostagar Road Jodhpur Park, Kolkata- 700068
95 Pally Jodhpur park puja established in the Year 1950
Theme – লৌকিক Loukik 2020
47) Trikon Park Durgotsab
Address 2, 1, South Park, Santoshpur Kolkata- 700075
48) Pally Mangal Samity Sarbojanin
Address- 70, Selimpur Road Dhakuria Garfa, Kolkata- 700031
49) Santoshpur lake pally
Address – Lake W Rd, Lake Terrace Kolkata- 700075
50) Mudiali Club
Address – 37, SR Das Rd, Mudiali, Kalighat, Kolkata- 700026
Theme – No theme puja
51) SHIV MANDIR SARBOJANIN DURGA UTSAV SAMITY
Address- 25 Lake Temple Road, Lake Range, Kalighat, Kolkata -700029
Other renowned durga puja commity in north Kolkata
naktala udayan sangha
maddox square durga puja
Traditional puja inside the Maddox square club. Nobody allows except club member this year.
sreebhumi durga puja
Theme – Kedarnath Mandir 2020
tala barowari durga puja
tala park durga puja
dum dum park tarun sangha
Dum dum park sarbojanin
dum dum park bharat chakra
Aurobindo Setu Sarbojonen Durgapuja Samiti
Other renowned durga puja commity in South Kolkata
Zamidar / Bonedi barir Durga puja
Zamindar / Bonedi barir Durga Puja is still reminiscent of the culture and tradition of monarchical Bengal.
The main ritual of their Puja is
i. The eldest daughter of their family will say to Maa Durga that “Asche Bochor Abar Esho Ma”.
ii. Trinayani Maa Durga is worshipped in the Zamindar Bari of Daker Saaj, wearing a red and white saree with gold jewellery.
iii. It covers the outer part with Chala. where the images of the story of rural Bengal emerge.
Visitors are allowed to enter the premises and enjoy the puja. However, they are not allowed at the puja stage.
Famous Zamidar/Bonedi barir list
- Sovabazar Rajbari
- Maharaja Nabakrishna Deb’s Palace
- Chatu Babu and Latu Babu Bari
- Rani Rashmoni Bari
- Bhawanipur Mallick Bari
Belur Math Durga Puja And Bhog Prasad
Early morning, On the day of Mahasasthi, we visited Belur Math. We took the Dunkuni local from Sealdah station and reached Dakshineswar station in half an hour. From there I walked on the skywalk to reach the gate of Dakshineswar temple. There is a road leading to the main Dakshineswar temple and a road leading to the ferry ghat. From their launch to Belur Math is available. The rent is 11 rupees per person. I reach Belur Math in 15 to 20 minutes by this ferry.
Lots of people flock here every day to visit this sacred place. The memory of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda is intertwined here. During Durga Puja, the crowd increased several times.
Right next to the main Ramakrishna temple, a big pandal is made for the worship of Maa Durga. There are separate seating arrangements for male and female visitors.
The main temple was closed at 12 noon. Then you have to line up for the coupon of this Prasad. It does have any fixed price. Donate as you wish. Prasad coupons and Thakur’s dry Prasad packets. I went further with the coupon in hand until I reached Maa Sarada Prasadalaya.
After having the khichdi bhog Prasad, I walked back to the launch. There was a huge crowd of people at that time. On the way back I returned to Bagbazar Ghat. Launches are available for Dakshineswar, Millennium Park, Bagbazar, Howrah stations from Belur Math ferry ghat. I bought a ticket for the Bagbazar. Price at 11 rupees per person. It takes 20 to 25 minutes.
Belur Math Timing
8 am to 12 pm. Again from 4 pm to 6 pm.
Address – Belur, Howrah, West Bengal 711202
Top 5 Durga Puja Pandal in Bangalore
- Amader Pujo by KARBA- South Bengaluru:
Elaan Convention Center,
46, Kothnur Main Road.
Opposite- Puttenahalli, JP Nagar 7th Phase,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078
- Barsha Bengali Association:
Address: BBMP Playground, 19th Cross Road, Parangi Palaya, Sector-2, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560102.
- Jayamahal Durga Puja:
Address: Jayamahal Extension, Jayamahal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560046.
- WCA- Whitefield Durga:
Whitefield Cultural Association – WCA
Inner Circle ground Road, Dodsworth Layout, Whitefield,
Bengaluru, Karnataka- 560066.
- SORRBA DURGOTSAV:
Sarjapur Outer Ring Road Bengali Association (SORRBA)
6, Doddakannelli – Kaadubeesanahalli Road, Janatha Colony, Doddakannalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka- 560035
Pandal of durga puja in Jamshedpur
- Agrico Durga Puja:
Address: CSIR-NML Residential Complex, Agrico, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 831009.
- Kadma farm sarbojanin The Durga puja committee, Jamshedpur:
Address: Farm Area, Kadma, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand- 831005
- Kasidih Durga Puja Maidan
Address: Jamshedpur, Kasidih, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 831001
- Sonari Durga Puja Ground:
Address: Adarsh Nagar- Sonari, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 831011
- Baridih Durga Puja Maidan:
Address: Tube Colony, Baridih, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand-831017.
Durga puja pandal in mumbai
- North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samity:
Address: Tulip Star Hotel
23-B, Vaikunthlal Mehta Rd, Uditi Tarang Housing Colony, Airport Area, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049
- Lokhandwala Durgotsav:
Address: B-702, Maharana Pratap Road, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West- Mumbai, Maharashtra- 400102
- Malad West Sarbajanin Durga Puja:
By Maitree Cultural Association
Address: Tulip Lawns, Daffodils 23, Link Road, Near Toyota Showroom, Malad West, Mumbai 400064, Maharashtra.
- Kalbadevi Sarvajanin Durga Puja Committee(KSDPC):
Address- L-3, Kanak Chambers, Ground Floor, 267 / 271, Kalbadevi Road, Opp Adarsh Hotel
400002 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- HRCWA(Hillside Residents’ Cultural & Welfare Association) Durga Puja Ground:
Address: Flat No. B-1208, Bhoomi Valley
next to N G Suncity,
Kandivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400101
Durga puja pandal in Delhi
- Regar Pura Durga Pooja Pandal
Address: Vishnu Mandir Marg, Neta Ji Subhash Market, Block 32, Krishna Nagar, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110005
- Cooperative Durga Puja Pandal:
Address: Bipin Chandra Pal Marg, Block J, Chittaranjan, New Delhi, Delhi 110019
- Shastri Park Kali Bari Durga Puja Samiti:
Address: Shastri Park, Main Rd, E-Block, Near De-Aqua (Hotel)
- Delhi Durga Puja Samiti:
Address: 33, Rajpur Road, Civil Lines, Delhi- 110054
- Navapali Durga puja samity:
Address: Block-H, Chittaranjan, New Delhi, Delhi- 110019.
Which is the famous festival in West Bengal?
Every month we Bengali celebrate at least one occasion. Among this Durga puja is the most famous festival which celebrates in the month of September/October.
How many Durga Puja are there in Kolkata?
Approx 2000 Durga Puja is in Kolkata. The famous puja is 1. Ekdalia Evergreen Club 2. Kumartuli Park 3. College Square 4. Santosh Mitra Square 5. Suruchi Sangha, etc.
What is Durga Puja Pandal?
The puja pandal is a temporary structure, during which Ma Durga is worshiped for five days. It is decorated in different ways.
Where should we stay in Durga Puja in Kolkata?
You can stay anywhere in (South+ North) Kolkata. Some hotels like this, 1. The Bodhi Tree 2. Radisson Ballygunge 3. The Residency 4. Calcutta Bungalow 5. The Lalit Great Eastern, etc.
Will buses ply from Howrah station to Garia during Durga Puja?
Yes, such as S6: DN, S7: DN, AC5: DN, etc. Frequency 1 to 1/2 hour from both side.
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