66 Best Durga Puja in Kolkata 2021 | North and South pandal guide

The Bengali proverb, Baro Mase Tero Parbon (বারো মাসে তেরো পার্বণ) … means 13 festivals in 12 months, and Durga Puja is the best among the thirteen festive. Maa Durga is the daughter of Himalaya and Mena, who married Lord Shiva. The worship began by Lord Rama to get power from Goddess Durga to kill Ravana. In this article, I write about how to reach the best 65 best pandals of Durga Puja in Kolkata very quickly, and it’s my own experience.

This guide and the road map cover the best Puja pandal hopping in Kolkata, and anyone can visit with minimum cost and less effort. And a big salute to the Kolkata police, every year they are doing an excellent job.

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Pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata
Durga Puja in Kolkata

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Durga Puja Sanskrit Mantra in Bengali

ওঁ সর্বমঙ্গলমঙ্গল্যে, শিবে, সর্বার্থসাধিকে শরণ্যে, ত্র্যমবকে গৌরি, নারায়নী, নমোহস্ত তে ।।
সৃষ্টিস্থিতিবিনাশানাং, শক্তিভূতে, সনাতনী। গুনাশ্রয়ে, গুণময়ে, নারায়নি, নমোহস্ত তে ।।

13 Best South Kolkata Durga Puja Pandals List 2021

Durga Puja in Kolkata and others

Durga puja is celebrated every year with many preparations with joy to honour Goddess Durga, especially in Kolkata. But Durga Puja in Mumbai, Bangalore, orisa, Delhi has the same charm. Even abroad like New York, London, Australia, Bangladesh having great Durga puja too. Due to the cultural aspect, the Durga puja takes place on the UNESCO cultural heritage list.

Durga Puja Schedule date 2021

This year celebrate Durga Puja 2021 date is 12th October and ends on 15th October. So very few days are left.

6th October 2021MAHALAYA
10th October 2021PANCHAMI
11th October 2021SHASTHI: Kalparambha at 6-00 am. Bodhan, Amantran & Adhivas : 6-20 pm.
12th October 2021SAPTAMI : Puja begins at 5-40 am.
13th October 2021MAHASHTAMI: Puja begins at 5-40 a.m. KUMARI PUJA: Puja begins at 9-00 am. SANDHI PUJA: 7-44 p.m. – 8-32 pm.
14th October 2021MAHANAVAMI : Puja begins at 5-40 a.m.
15th October 2021VIJAYA DASHAMI: Puja begins at 6-30 am. 
Sri Sri Durga Puja date and time 2021

Arrival and the departure of Devi Durga:

Devi Durga arrives on the palanquin and departs on the boat.

Durga Puja Dhak Music

Why goddess Durga is worshipped

Devi Durga is worshipped in Navratri because it’s believed she had killed the monster Mahishasura after ten days and a night war. Although, as per the mythology, she has ten arms with different weapons, people warship Durga to relieve 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 on the night of Navami.

How was goddess Durga created?

As per the mythology, Maa Durga was born to defeat the evil demon Mahishasur. Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva came together to create goddess Durga with ten arms. It’s believed that Goddess Durga emerged from the Ganga river and was given a physical form by all the gods. The male divinities derived goddess Durga using the source of their inner power. She is the embodiment of their collective energy.

Why is Goddess Durga worshipped in Autumn?

Durga puja is a festival celebrated in autumn. The celebration takes place in October, according to the lunar calendar. According to the legends, Lord Ram took the blessing of goddess Durga in autumn before defeating Ravana. He was going to offer her 108 lotus flowers.

To test his devotion, goddess Durga hid one flower. When Lord Ram couldn’t find that flower, he was ready to sacrifice his eyes. The goddess Durga appeared before him, satisfied by his devotion and blessed him. We know this legend as Akal Bodhan.

Kumartuli Idol

Every year I visit Kumartuli before Durga Puja. Kumartuli murti or Idol’s are famous all over West Bengal. Various types of Idol is making by hand only. They don’t use any machine to make idols. It can be a memorable experience for anybody. They are experts to build all kinds of Devi murtis along with Durga maa.

I visit Kumartuli before Durga Puja
I visit Kumartuli before Durga Puja
Metro Timing in Kolkata During Durga Puja

14 Durga Puja Rituals

Durga Puja, the best festival of Bengalis, is celebrated every year through several rituals.

  • Khuti Puja
  • Mahalaya
  • Chokkhu Daan Ritual at Mahalaya
  • Bodhon at Sasthi
  • Maha Saptami Nabapatrika Snan
  • Pran Pratishtha at Maha Saptami
  • Ashtami Durga Puja Pushpanjali
  • Kumari Puja
  • Homa and Bhog during Durga puja
  • Ashtami Sandhi Puja
  • Maha Navami Dhunuchi Nach
  • Navaratri
  • Sindur Khela
  • Durga Puja Visarjan

1. Khuti Puja

Nowadays, puja clubs start Durga puja with Khuti puja, and after they reveal “Puja theme.” This ritual is very new. It happened approx one month before the Durga puja. Also, shopping starts these days. Places Like Hatibagan, Gariahat, esplanade, etc., are crowded for purchasing fashionable dresses.

Durga puja Khuti puja
Khuti Puja

2. Mahalaya

The Durga Puja of the Bengalis begins with the Goddess worship in the voice of “Birendra Krishna Bhadra” in the Mahalaya.

3. Chokkhu Daan Ritual at Mahalaya

Chokkhu Daan is a special ritual performed on Mahalaya. Sculptors work day and night to carve the idol of goddess Durga. On Mahalaya, artisans offer eyes to the idol of goddess Durga. A senior artisan from the entire community performs this ritual at a predetermined time.

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4. Bodhon at Sasthi

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, Devi Durga’s Bodhon is performed in all Pandals.

5. Maha Saptami Nabapatrika Snan and Arati

The seventh day of Durga Puja or Maha Saptami begins with the ritual of Kola Bou (Lord Ganesha’s wife) or “Nabapatrika Snan.” Conventionally, farmers worship Nabapatrika for better production of crops. At present Nabapatrika Puja is held along with Durga Puja.

6. Pran Pratishtha at Maha Saptami

Pran Pratistha is a ritual to consecrate the idol of goddess Durga. Sacred mantras are recited before opening the eyes of the idol. During Durga puja, the worshipper chants’ jaago, tumi jaago’ along with the prayers of Mahalaya. It’s believed that through Pran Pratistha, life comes into the idol of goddess Durga. This ritual happens in Saptami.

7. Ashtami Durga Puja Pushpanjali

The tradition of Pushpanjali in Maha Ashtami morning is very ancient among the Bengalis. First, the priest gives the ‘bel leaves’ and fresh flowers for Pushpanjali. Then, the followers recite the mantra three times with the priest and give it at the feet of Devi Durga. The same ritual happened in Sasthi, Saptami day too.

Astami anjali and Puja

8. Kumari Puja

According to Hindu scriptures, women-power is considered as the destruction of negative energy.

The primary reason for 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 in Durga puja.

Kumari Puja
Kumari Puja

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 2021

Saturday, 13th October, at Maha Ashtami.

9. Homa and Bhog during Durga puja

On the ninth day of the puja, Homa is conducted. The Homa is conducted by a trained priest at a scheduled time. During the five days of puja, we offer a variety of foods to goddess Durga.

The Bhog prepared comprises traditional Bengali cuisine. Many vegetarian dishes are cooked and offered to the goddess and later distributed among the devotees as Prasad.

10. Ashtami Sandhi Puja

Sandhi Puja takes place at the juncture of Durga Puja Maha Ashtami and Maha Navami. Ma Durga took Debi Chamunda to kill the two generals of Mahishasura- Chand and Mund. Therefore, this time of the advent of Devi Chamunda is considered as Sandhi Puja. It is customary to light 108 lamps during Pujo.

11. Maha Navami Dhunuchi Nach

Dhunuchi is a standard 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.

Durga puja dhunuchi dance

12. Navaratri

Navratri starts at Mahalaya or the first day of Debipaksha. Krishna paksha ends with Mahalaya, and Debipaksha begins. Every autumn, Navratri is celebrated from Prothoma to Maha Navami.

According to Hindu mythology, Ma Durga fought the demons for nine days. Finally, on the tenth day (Bijoya Dashmi), Maa Durga killed Mahishasur and won the battle. Thus, 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 2021 will be celebrated from 7th October to Sunday, 15th October, and Monday, 16th October, is Vijaya Dashami.

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13. Sindur Khela

Durga puja has many rituals, and Sindur Khela is one of the most ancient traditions/rituals. 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. all the married women put Sindur on each other’s faces, along with Shankha, pala, Noa, Coral, Iron bangle and wish each other. This ritual is called the Sindur Khela.

Sindur Khela
Sindur Khela

14. 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.

So Vijaya Dashami is the day of farewell with those wet eyes. Thousand of ‘Dhaki’ play 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. During 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 lift 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. In addition, the Watch Tower build 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 processions gather on the red road and start their procession one by one. Finally, when they reach Babughat, they visarjan the Durga Idol.

The Red road carnival

Red road carnival
Red road carnival

This year Red road carnival has yet not been declared by the state govt of West Bengal due to the COVID.

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Durga Puja hotel booking and shopping

Online shops like Flipkart, Amazon sell huge products in Kolkata those days. Also, street shopping in Kolkata is fantastic. Food giant like Uber Eats, Zomato, Swiggy did good business in this festive season. These days the entire Kolkata cover with ads, banners, lighting etc. Few puja pandals organise photography competitions too.

These days flight hotel booking is in a rush. You can try trivago,Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, MakeMyTrip or arrange accommodation in your relative’s houses before these events.

Hatibagan market Kolkata west Bengal | Street shopping in Kolkata

Also, You can experience the best dine-in Biswa Bangla gate restaurant on this occasion in Rajarhat new town, Kolkata.

Recommended Hotels

  1. Park Suites
  2. Service Apartments, Park Street, Calcutta
  3. Hotel Presidency Inn
  4. 1/1 Park Street Hotel

Decorations sculptures and stages of Durga puja

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.

Creating an idol of goddess Durga using clay collected from different regions is a ceremonial process. Artisans pray to God Ganesha and then make bamboo frames for the sculpture.

It is a tradition of collecting soil from ‘Nishiddho Pallis’ (red light area) to prepare the idol. A combination of clay, hay and bamboo is used to prepare the cast of the idol. The head is prepared separately and later attached to the other parts.

The sculpture is hand-painted, dressed in clothing and decorated with jewels and ornaments. The artisans display the final idol at the puja pandals. Vishvakarma Sashtra comprises the procedure and the proportion of ingredients required for making the idol.

South Kolkata Durga Puja

Pandals and theme-based puja’s

The Durga puja pandals were simple before. The theme-centric puja pandal ideas are becoming popular nowadays. Members of communities, clubs collect donations and book artisans for building theme-based pandals.

Themes like “womanhood,” “celebration of humanity,” “celebration of cinema,” etc., were popular. Some pandals replicated the existing monuments, temples, and structures. There is intense competition among clubs and the best among them even wins prizes.

Deshapriya park stunned everybody with their 88 feet tall idol of goddess Durga in 2015. It was reported that they attracted more than a million visitors that year.

Durga puja pandal themes are based on:-

  1. Current circumstances,
  2. Science-based,
  3. Educational, or
  4. 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.

Theme-based competitions:

Recently, Theme-based competitions have also started among the well-known puja committee

Best theme-based Durga Puja in Kolkata

South Kolkata Best Durga Puja list

  • Naktala Udayan Sangha
  • Badamtala Ashar Sangha
  • Tridhara Sammilani
  • Bosepukur Sitala Mandir
  • Ekdalia Evergreen Durga Puja
  • Deshapriya Park Durga Puja
  • Mudiali Club
  • Shiv Mandir Durga Puja
  • Samaj Sebi Sangha
  • Maddox Square Durga Puja
  • Suruchi Sangha
  • Chetla Agrani

The Ultimate Durga Puja pandal Hopping guide

I think you are excited enough about 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. So I am sharing the tour guide which I followed every year for Pandal hopping. So Explore north and central Kolkata first.

66 Best Durga Puja in Kolkata list

  • Sealdah Railway Athletic Club
  • College Square Sarbojonin Durgotsab Committee
  • Md. Ali park (Youth Association)
  • Santosh Mitra square durga puja or Lebutala park
  • Manicktala Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja
  • Brindaban Matri Mandir
  • Karbagan Sarbojonin Durga Puja
  • Telenga Bagan Sarbojanin Durgotsab
  • Nalin Sarkar Street Sarbojanin Durgotsab
  • Hatibagan Sarbojanin
  • Hatibagan Nabinpally Sarbojanin Durgotsav
  • Sikdar Bagan Sadharan Durga Puja
  • Kashi Bose Lane Durga Puja Committee
  • Azad Hind Bag (Hedua Park Durga Puja)
  • Simla Byayam Samity
  • Jagat Mukherjee park
  • Sovabazar Rajbari
  • Ultadanga Yuba Brinda
  • Ahiritola Sarbojanin Durgotsab
  • Ahiritola Jubak Brinda
  • Sovabazar Beniatola Sarbojanin Durgotsab Samity
  • Kumartuli Park Sarbojanin Durgotsab Committee
  • Kumartuli Sarbojanin Durgotsab
  • Bagbazar Sarbojanin
  • Deshbandhu Ladies Park
  • Tala Barowari Durgotsab
  • Tala Park Prattay
  • Sree Bhumi Sporting Club
  • Dum Dum Park Tarun Sangha
  • Dum Dum Park Sarbojanin
  • Dum Dum Park Bharat Chakra
  • Lake Town Adhibasi Brinda
  • Aurobinda Setu Sarbajanin Durgatsab
  • Badamtala Ashar Sangha
  • 66 Pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab
  • Nepal Bhattacharya street Durga puja
  • Chetla Agrani Club
  • Deshapriya park
  • Samaj Sebi Sangha
  • Ballygunge Cultural Association Durga Puja
  • Tridhara Sammilani
  • Hindustan Park Sarbojanin Durgotsab Committee
  • Singhi park Sarbojanin Durga Puja
  • Ekdalia Evergreen club
  • Falguni Sangha
  • 21 Pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab Samity
  • Bosepukur Sitala Mandir
  • Bosepukur Talbagan
  • Rajdanga Naba Uday Sangha
  • Babu bagan Club Sarbojanin Durga Puja
  • Selimpur Pally Sarbojanin
  • Jodhpur park
  • 95 pally Jodhpur park
  • Trikon Park Durgotsab
  • Pally Mangal Samity Sarbojanin
  • Santoshpur lake pally
  • Mudiali Club
  • Shiv Mandir Sarbojanin Durga Utsav Samity
  • Suruchi Sangha
  • Hindusthan Club
  • Behala Club
  • Barisha Sarbojanin
  • Raipur club
  • Naktala Udayan sangha
  • Maddox square Durga puja
  • Belur Math Durga Puja And Bhog Prasad

North and Central Kolkata Durga Puja Pandal guide with Map

After, take 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 to Bagbazar Sarbajanin, it’s a 10-minute walking distance from 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 your north Calcutta best puja tour in north and south. In the meantime, you will get a lot of pujas on the roadside/ home/ alley, which you can enjoy as your choice.

Pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata north map 1
Pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata north map 1

Kolkata Durga puja travel guide – Central

My first destination is Sealdah Railway Athletic Club. You can come quickly to 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 to the Santosh Mitra Square. It’s a set of puja, and if you are planning to visit in the night, it’s enough for that time.

Central Kolkata Durga Puja list

  • Sealdah Railway Athletic Club
  • College Square Sarbojonin Durgotsab Committee
  • Md. Ali park (Youth Association)
  • Santosh Mitra square durga puja or Lebutala park

1. Sealdah Railway Athletic Club

Sealdah Railway Athletic Club is one of the famous Sarbajanin Durga Puja in central Kolkata. It is one of the oldest Durga puja, established in the year 1947.

Address – Netaji Subhas Ground Kolkata – 700009 (Railway Quarter Sealdah)

Landmark – Near Sealdah Railway station. Opposite of Jagata Cinema Hall.

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2. College Square Sarbojonin Durgotsab Committee

The College Square Durgotsab Committee was established in 1947. The Durga Thakur are brought from the makers and placed inside the Pandal on the day of “Ditiya” (Mahasaya’s next day). For the last few years, the Idol was 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, and donations to patients 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 on this worship day. Last year, the Honorable Governor of West Bengal was present during this worship.

Address – 564, Bankim Chatterjee Street College Square Kolkata- 700009

Landmark – Opposite Presidency college.

3. Md. Ali park (Youth Association)

MD ALI PARK Durga Puja is also known as Youth Association puja. This is one of the most prestigious clubs in North Kolkata, established in 1969 at 39 Tara Chand Dutta Street. This puja started because the Famous Fire Brigade Puja was closed in 1968.

The main contributors in the puja of the 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; 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.

The real entrepreneurs of the establishment of Puja are Sri Sanwarmal Joshi, Sri Surendra Kumar Sharma, Late Sushil Kumar Sharma, Late Jagdish Prasad Agarwal, Sri Nawal Kishore Gupta of Kashinath Mullick Street.

Address- 41A, TARA CHAND DUTTA STREET KOLKATA – 700073

Landmark – Near Mahatma Gandhi Metro station

4. Santosh Mitra square durga puja or Lebutala park

In Bengali year 1343 and the English year 1936, a group of people of the Sealdah thought of worshipping Barowari Durga Pujo on a small area of Chatterjee’s in Serpentine Lane. So they established a Barowari Durga puja now, which you should include in the 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 a renowned north Kolkata Durga puja.

Address – Natabar Dutta Row Road Lebutala Bowbazar, Kolkata- 700014

Landmark – Near Muchipara Police Station

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North Kolkata Durga puja list

  • Manicktala Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja
  • Brindaban Matri Mandir
  • Karbagan Sarbojonin Durga Puja
  • Telenga Bagan Sarbojanin Durgotsab
  • Nalin Sarkar Street Sarbojanin Durgotsab
  • Hatibagan Sarbojanin
  • Hatibagan Nabinpally Sarbojanin Durgotsav
  • Sikdar Bagan Sadharan Durga Puja
  • Kashi Bose Lane Durga Puja Committee
  • Azad Hind Bag (Hedua Park Durga Puja)
  • Simla Byayam Samity
  • Jagat Mukherjee park
  • Sovabazar Rajbari
  • Ultadanga Yuba Brinda
  • Ahiritola Sarbojanin Durgotsab
  • Ahiritola Jubak Brinda
  • Sovabazar Beniatola Sarbojanin Durgotsab Samity
  • Kumartuli Park Sarbojanin Durgotsab Committee
  • Kumartuli Sarbojanin Durgotsab
  • Bagbazar Sarbojanin
  • Deshbandhu Ladies Park
  • Tala Barowari Durgotsab
  • Tala Park Prattay
  • Sree Bhumi Sporting Club
  • Dum Dum Park, Tarun Sangha
  • Dum Dum Park Sarbojanin
  • Dum Dum Park Bharat Chakra
  • Lake Town Adhibasi Brinda

5. Manicktala Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja

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 a magnificent puja mandap with some new themes.

In 1997, The Manicktalla Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja won the “Asian Paints Sharad Shamman award” for Best Puja.

Apart from this worship, the organization has continued health camps for whole years. In addition, they help poor people by donating food, clothes, etc.

In 2009, they donated 50,000 to disaster relief for victims of Cyclone Aila, and in 2010 they donated 100,000 to the relief fund of the Governor of West Bengal.

Address– 77, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Sarani Kolkata- 700009

Landmark – Opposite Manicktala Ganguram streets.

Durga puja photography
Durga puja photography

6. Brindaban Matri Mandir

In 1910, India was under British rule. At 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. For example, blood donation camps, 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.

Address – 16, Brindaban Mullick First Lane, Sukhiya Street, Kolkata – 700009

Landmark – Sukia Street, Kolkata.

7. Karbagan Sarbojonin Durga Puja

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.

Address – 17, Ultadanga Main Rd, Daspara, Ultadanga, Kolkata 700067

Landmark – Ultadanga

 Karbagan  2021
Karbagan 2021

8. Telenga Bagan Sarbojanin Durgotsab

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. Like all the puja comity, they also think about the insurance of the Pandal from the past few years.

Address – 36/C/11, Biplabi Barin Ghosh Sarani, Surir Bagan, Ultadanga, Kolkata, West Bengal 700067

Landmark – Near Ultadanga

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TELENGABAGAN 2021
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9. Nalin Sarkar Street Sarbojanin Durgotsab

The club, currently in its 88th year, was established in 1933. They inaugurated their Durga puja with disabled children in 2017. Nalin Sarkar organizes various camps like blood donation, eye camp, etc. This club distributes food and clothes to poor people. One of their famous puja themes was interdependence between plants and animals.

Address – 175A, Aurobinda Sarani, Kolkata, West Bengal.

Landmark– Khanna Cinema hall.

Nalin Sarkar Street Sarbojanin 2021
Nalin Sarkar Street Sarbojonin Durgotsab 2021

10. Hatibagan Sarbojanin

In 1934 this was inaugurated, and since then, the puja has happened every year. This Pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata is located in northern Kolkata and is one of the famous pujas among them.

 Hatibagan Sarbojanin 2021
Hatibagan Sarbojanin 2021

Address – 134, Sri Aurobinda Sarani, Principal Khudiram Bose Road Hati Bagan Kolkata-700006

Landmark – Near Hatibagan more

Hatibagan Sarbojanin
Hatibagan Sarbojanin

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11. Hatibagan Nabinpally Sarbojanin Durgotsav

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.

Address – 11/1D, Ganendra Mitra Lane Kolkata – 700004

Landmark – Opp. Hatibagan KFC and Pizza Hut

12. Sikdar Bagan Sadharan Durga Puja

Sikdar Bagan Sadharan Durga Puja was founded in 1913. The club has organized many blood donation camps. They conduct an annual sport every year. Sikdar Bagan started a campaign for raising awareness against the prevention of Dengue. The committee, under the leadership of Gouri Sankar Roy Chowdhury, was helping locals during the lockdown.

Address – No. 69, 1, Sikdar Bagan St, Sovabazar, HatiBagan, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata, WB 700004.

Landmark – HatiBagan More, opposite Town School.

13. Kashi Bose Lane Durga Puja Committee

Kashi Bose Lane Durga Puja Committee started in 1937, opened during the Second World War. The British stopped the Durga puja of Simla Byayam Samity of North Kolkata, mainly organized by some freedom fighters. So 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 were destroyed, and the puja was closed in that year. However, after it started again, this organization enhanced Bengali culture worldwide and added different dimensions of the Durga Puja festival in Calcutta.

Theme – Apurna

Address – 5/1 Kashi Bose Lane Manicktala Darjipara Kolkata- 700006

Landmark – Near Scottish Church School, Bidahn Sarani

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14. Azad Hind Bag (Hedua Park Durga Puja)

Azad Hind Bag (Hedua Park) Durga Puja is one of the oldest pujas in north Kolkata. They still maintain the “Sabeki Baroari” Puja style, not under the “theme puja.” This Puja 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)

Address – Azad Hind Bag, Kolkata – 700006

Landmark – Near Kashi bose lane

15. Simla Byayam Samity

Simla Byayam Samity was inaugurated in 1926, under the leadership of the late Atindranath Basu. Once upon a time, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was directly associated with this organization. This puja committee has historical significance. Some very famous personalities were associated with this puja.

Since then, this worship has maintained its tradition till now. There is still sabeki (Traditional) Durga Pratima worship as Baroari puja. This puja is also not under theme puja.

Theme – Traditional (Not under theme puja)

Address – 9B, Simla, Machuabazar, Kolkata-700006

Landmark – Girish Park Metro

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16. Jagat Mukherjee park

This puja was established in 1936. Jagat Mukherjee Park puja was begun at Rajballav. Para in a garage, which is within 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 that include providing financial assistance to people affected by thalassemia, garment and book distribution for the needy, organized free eye- and health test camps, and so on.

Address – 1, Jatindra Mohan Avenue Sovabazar, Shobhabazar, Kolkata- 700005

Landmark – Near Sovabazar Metro Station.

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17. Sovabazar Rajbari

Maharaja Naba Krishna inaugurated this puja in 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. Outsider Not allows this year.

Sovabazar Rajbari Durga Puja 2021
Sovabazar Rajbari Durga Puja 2021

Theme – Traditional – Not under theme puja

Address – 36, Raja Naba Krishna St, Raja Naba Krishna Street, Sovabazar, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata- 700005

Landmark – Sovabazar metro

Sovabazar rajbari
Sovabazar rajbari hd image

18. Ultadanga Yuba Brinda

Ultadanga Yuba Brinda Samity was founded in 1949. The club will celebrate its 54th Durga puja this year. Ultadanga Pallishree organizes puja here. The Samiti, under the supervision of their chairperson Dipak Roychowdhury does much social work. They are sponsoring a mid-day meal, uniform, books, mask, clothes to a local school.

Address – 5N, Ultadanga Main Road, NEAR JUBO BRINDA CLUB, MUCHI BAZAR, Kolkata-700067

Landmark – Muchi Bazar bus stop, Ultadanga.

Ultadanga Yuba Brinda
Ultadanga Yuba Brinda

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19. Ahiritola Sarbojanin Durgotsab

Ahiritola Sarbojanin Durgotsav is a social and non-political organization found in 1940 for community development. Ahiritola organizes various social activities like blood donation camp, eye camp, health camp, cloth distribution. They helped the artists of Kumartuli during the Lockdown period and felicitated the warriors of COVID-19.

Ahiritola Sarbojanin Durgotsab 2021
Ahiritola Sarbojanin Durgotsab 2021

Address – 172/C, BK Paul Avenue, Ahiritola, Beniatola, Kolkata- 700005

Landmark – AHIRITOLA SITALA MANDIR / Sovabazar More.

Ahiritola Sarbojanin Durgotsab
Ahiritola Sarbojanin Durgotsab

20. Ahiritola Jubak Brinda

This puja was established in the year 1970. This Durga Puja is one of the best Durga Puja launched in Kolkata. If you do not visit this mandap, then I think pandal-hopping in Durga puja Kolkata is not finished for you.

Address – 83, Ahiritola Street, Ahiritola, Beniatola, Kolkata – 700005

Landmark – Near Sovabazar more

21. Sovabazar Beniatola Sarbojanin Durgotsab Samity

The Sovabazar Beniatola sarbojanin durgotsab samity is a Barwari Durga Puja Samity of North Kolkata. This puja was established in 1947. This association has a permanent Durga Mata Mandir, where they keep the new statue each year and abandon the previous year’s Idol.

This samity is very reputed in north Kolkata. Not only Durga puja, but 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

Address – 67, Beniatola Street, Near B.K. Paul Avenue Crossing, Kolkata – 700005

Landmark – Near Sovabazar more

22. Kumartuli Park Sarbojanin Durgotsab Committee

This puja was established in 1992 and formed by Late Pankaj Roy, Sri Tarak Banerjee, Sri S.K.Roy, Late Amber Roy, etc. It would be best if you visited this Kolkata Durga puja pandal.

Address – 8B, SARBOJANIN DURGOTSAB COMMITTEE, Abhay Mitra St, Sovabazar, Kumartuli, Shobhabazar, Kolkata – 700005

Landmark – Sovabazar More

Kumartuli Park Sarbojanin Durgotsab
Kumartuli Park Sarbojanin Durgotsab

23. Kumartuli Sarbojanin Durgotsab

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. So this is another best pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata.

Kumartuli Sarbojanin Durgotsab
Kumartuli Sarbojanin Durgotsab

Address – No. 2, Durga Charan Banerjee Street, Sovabazar, Kumartuli, Shobhabazar, Kolkata -700005

Landmark – Sovabazar More

Kumartuli Sarbojanin Durgotsab 2021
Kumartuli Sarbojanin Durgotsab 2021

24. Bagbazar Sarbojanin

Baghbazar Sarbojonin Durgotsab was established in 1919. This puja has been maintaining its traditions and culture over the years. This puja is also 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 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 following year it happened in “Kanapakur,” After that, in 1927, the puja was moved to Bagbazar Kali-Mandir.

In 1926 the famous social worker Nagendra Nath Ghosal with his extraordinary efforts and other well-known people, joined the organization and gave a proper shape and named the organization.

Since the 1930s, the opening and closing ceremony of this Durga Puja is a vital 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.

Bagbazar sarbajanin
Bagbazar Sarbajanin

Once upon 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 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 essential 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. Therefore, the puja committee is hoping to have all the authority of this park soon and keep on with our tradition longer.

Theme – Bonedi / Traditional

Address – 7, Bagbazar Street, Bag Bazar Colony, Baghbazar, Kolkata- 700003

Landmark – Bagbazar ghat

25. Deshbandhu Ladies Park

The park is in Shyambazar and is among the top parks of Kolkata. Raja Dinendra Street, which is near this park, is a famous attraction. Deshbandhu is a beautiful water park. They provide amenities like a nursery for the children’s swimming club and a gym. It’s the only park in north Kolkata which has a corner only for ladies.

Address – Raja Dinendra Street, Fariapukur, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata – 700004.

Landmark – Bhadrakali Temple.

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26. Tala Barowari Durgotsab

In 1921 the Tala Barowari Durgotsab or Belgachia Sarbojanin Durgotsav was founded, and it 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 of awards like Asian Paints Sarod Somman, Star Ananda Superstar, etc. To celebrate 100 years this year.

Belgachia Sarbojanin Durgotsav
Belgachia Sarbojanin Durgotsav

Address – 23-2, Bonomali Chatterjee Street, Tala, Bidhan Sarani, Kolkata – 700002

Landmark – Tala Post Office

27. Tala Park Prattay

The Tala Park Prattay club was established in 1925. In this pandemic, the club has introduced a free app called “Lokohit.” The app will assist people in finding details about different puja along with the idol of the goddess. People of Kolkata can also link up small grocery stores and food outlets using this app.

Tala Park Prattay 2021
Tala Park Prattay 2021

Address – 4, TarashankarSarani Kolkata – 700037.

Landmark – KHELAT BABU LANE.

Pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata north map
Pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata north map

28. Sree Bhumi Sporting Club

The Shree Bhumi Sporting Club was founded in 1969. They established the club to promote sports among the youth. There are approx 200 members in the club at present. The club carries a cricket coaching camp out.

Indoor games like carrom, table tennis and martial arts are also encouraged. Shree Bhumi takes part in many social activities. Their Durga puja is the most renowned puja in the state.

Address – Canal Street, near P.S, Sreebhumi, Lake Town, Kolkata, WB 700048.

Landmark – Sree Bhumi bus stop

29. Dum Dum Park Tarun Sangha

Dum Dum Park, Tarun Sangha was established in 1957. The organization at the South Dum Dum is famous for its social welfare activities. This cultural organization has organized many vaccination drives for COVID-19.

Their enthusiasm for celebrating Durga Puja is unparalleled. The pandal and the idol built by them are the epitome of elegance.

 Dum Dum Park Tarun Sangha 2021
Dum Dum Park Tarun Sangha 2021

Address – 60, SHYAM NAGAR ROAD, KOL-55

Landmark – DUM DUM PARK

30. Dum Dum Park Sarbojanin

The Dum Dum Park Sarbojanin committee organizes Dum Dum Park Sarbojanin Durga Puja every year. This association organizes free medical camps every year. Some other social activities carried out by them are planting trees, distributing stationary among students, Basanta Utsav, etc. The organization under the presidentship of Sri. Sujit Bose will celebrate its 70th puja this year.

Address – 225/1, Dum Dum Park, South Dumdum, WB 700055, India.

Landmark – Dum Dum Park.

31. Dum Dum Park Bharat Chakra

Dum Dum Park Bharat Chakra will celebrate their 21st Durga Puja this year. The organization worked closely with the authorities after the Amphan storm. They organized a tree plantation after Amphan disaster. Bharat Chakra donated food to 500 people for six weeks. The club distributes free oxygen, oximeters and clothes among poor people.

Address – Tank No. 2, Dum Dum Park, South Dum Dum, Kolkata, WB 700055, India

Landmark – Dum Dum Park

32. Lake Town Adhibasi Brinda

Lake Town Adhibasi Brinda was established in 1963. The organization will celebrate its 59th Durga puja this year. They are famous for their colourful and artistic pandals. The simplicity of the idol of goddess Durga adds glory and is captivating. Adhibasi Brinda is popular for its well-organized Durga Puja in limited space.

Address – Children’s Park, Lake Town Road, Lake Town, South Dumdum, WB 700089.

Landmark – Near Jaya Cinema.

33. Aurobinda Setu Sarbajanin Durgatsab

The club started there puja in 1975. The place is near Ulta Danga railway station. Nowadays theme pujas are the speciality here. The club is doing many cultural and social programmes throughout the year.

Address: 9/1/5, Canal E Rd, Daspara, Ultadanga, Kolkata, West Bengal 700067

AUROBINDA SETU SARBOJONIN DURGAPUJA SOMITI 2021
AUROBINDA SETU SARBOJONIN DURGAPUJA SOMITI 2021

South Kolkata Durga Puja Pandal guide with Map

Various theme puja’s you find on south Kolkata. Start Pandal hopping in 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 return 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 the south city to 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, you reach Ravindra Sarovar metro station and start your Pandal hopping with the Mudiali club.

Pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata south map
Pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata south map

South kolkata Durga puja 2021 list

Now if you want to visit south Kolkata’s Durga puja starts with:-

  • Badamtala Ashar Sangha
  • 66 Pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab
  • Nepal Bhattacharya street Durga puja
  • Chetla Agrani Club
  • Deshapriya park
  • Samaj Sebi Sangha
  • Ballygunge Cultural Association Durga Puja
  • Tridhara Sammilani
  • Hindustan Park Sarbojanin Durgotsab Committee
  • Singhi park Sarbojanin Durga Puja
  • Ekdalia Evergreen club
  • Falguni Sangha
  • 21 Pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab Samity
  • Bosepukur Sitala Mandir
  • Bosepukur Talbagan
  • Rajdanga Naba Uday Sangha
  • Babu bagan Club Sarbojanin Durga Puja
  • Selimpur Pally Sarbojanin
  • Jodhpur park
  • 95 pally Jodhpur park
  • Trikon Park Durgotsab
  • Pally Mangal Samity Sarbojanin
  • Santoshpur lake pally
  • Mudiali Club
  • Shiv Mandir Sarbojanin Durga Utsav Samity
  • Suruchi Sangha
  • Hindusthan Club
  • Behala Club
  • Barisha Sarbojanin
  • Raipur club
  • Naktala Udayan sangha
  • Maddox square Durga puja

34. Badamtala Ashar Sangha

The Sangha under the presidentship of Mr Deepak Laroia will celebrate the 84th puja this year. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate the puja. Badamtala takes part in many social activities.

They provide COVID-19 insurance to workers, decorators and visitors of the pandals. The club organizes blood donation, Dengue and Malaria, health camps, etc., every year.

Badamtala Ashar Sangha durga puja 2021
Badamtala Ashar Sangha durga puja 2021

Address – 5, Nepal Bhattacharjee St, Anami Sangha, Kalighat, Kol – 700026.

Landmark – Kalighat Metro

Badamtala Ashar Sangha
Badamtala Ashar Sangha

35. 66 Pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab

66 Pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab was started in the year 1951. Every year this club has done unique things. In this year 2021 four female priests will worship Debi Durga.

66 Pally durga puja
66 Pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab 2021

Address – Rash Behari Ave, Anami Sangha, Kalighat, Kolkata- 700026

36. Nepal Bhattacharya street Durga puja

Nepal Bhattacharya street Durga Puja was started in 1980. Every year many social activities are done by the club.

Address – 10/9, Nepal Bhattacherjee Street Club, Kol – 700 026.

37. Chetla Agrani Club

Chetla Agrani Club was previously called “The Imperial Club.” In 1959 they renamed it Chetla Agrani. The club will celebrate its 29th Durga puja this year. They celebrate other festivals and puja like Kali puja etc.

The organization is involved in many social activities. The committee distributes free clothes, books and blankets. They organize many camps like blood donation and medical camps.

Address – 14, Peary Mohan Roy Road, Chetla, Kolkata, West Bengal 700027.

Landmark – NEAR DESHER KHABAR SWEET SHOP.

Chetla Agrani Club
Chetla Agrani Club

38. Deshapriya park

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

Address – Manoharpukur, Kalighat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029.

Deshapriya park
Deshapriya park

39. Samaj Sebi Sangha

Samaj Sebi Sangha upholds humanity. The Sangha blends its social responsibility with other activities. They organize free health care camps for the poor. They also provide cash help to poor cancer patients. Famous artist Pradip Das is associated with them. Every year they spend their puja among children with special needs.

Address -24a, Lake View Rd, Hemanta Mukherjee Sarani, Lake Terrace, Ballygunge, Kolkata 700029

Landmark– Kalighat Metro

Samaj Sebi Sangha
Samaj Sebi Sangha

40. Ballygunge Cultural Association Durga Puja

Ballygunge Cultural Association organizes the best Durga Puja in the prominent locality of Ballygunge. This year they will celebrate their 71st Durga Puja. They are associated with the Forum for Durgotsav in spreading awareness for COVID-19. The association takes part in the annual immersion carnival organized by the WB government.

Ballygunge Cultural Association 2021
Ballygunge Cultural Association 2021

Address– 57, Jatindas Road, Hemanta Mukherjee Sarani, Lake Terrace, Ballygunge, Kolkata – 700029

Landmark – Ballygunge lake road.

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41. Tridhara Sammilani

The club will celebrate its 75th Durga Puja this year. The theme of their puja last year was Narorupe Narayan. CM Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the puja. They organize many social activities like sit and draw competitions, Tridhara Utsav 2018, eye camp, Swasthya Mela, etc. A Cheap canteen with a veg thali for just Rs 6 is opened by them to the public.

Tridhara Sammilani
Tridhara Sammilani

Address– 107, MonoharPukur Road Kolkata 700029

Landmark – Near Deshapriya park.

Tridhara Sammilani  2021
Tridhara Sammilani 2021

42. Hindustan Club Sarbojanin Durgotsab Committee

Hindustan Club Durga Puja is the oldest in South Kolkata. The committee organizes several other events like tree plantation, providing meals to underprivileged people, blood donation camp, free medical camp, and other social services. The Durga Puja here is best because of its lighting, huge pandal, idol and beautiful decoration.

Address– 51/1, HINDUSTAN PARK, KOL-29

Landmark– Near the Triangular park.

Hindustan Park Sarbojanin
Hindustan Park Sarbojanin

43. Singhi park Sarbojanin Durga Puja

The puja is organized by the Singhi Park Sarbojanin Durgotsav committee every year. This puja has established itself as the most prestigious puja in Bengal. The club donated to Bharat Sevashram & C M Relief Fund during Amphan.

They distributed clothes and food during the lockdown. Singhi Park is famous for organizing blood donation and health checkup camps.

Address – 16, Nandi St, Dover Terrace, Ballygunge, Kolkata, WB 700029, India.

Landmark – Gariahat Police station.

 Singhi park
Singhi Park Durga

44. Ekdalia Evergreen club

The club will celebrate its 79th Durga puja this year. The president is Subrata Mukherjee. Ekdalia has associated itself with many social and welfare works. They organize free medical checkups for the poor and also distribute clothes and mosquito nets.

Evergreen organizes a camp for awareness and prevention of Dengue. The Evergreen club also hosts many cultural programs.

Ekdalia Evergreen club
Ekdalia Evergreen club

Address – 15 Ekdalia Road, Ekdalia, Ballygunge, Kolkata-700019

Landmark – Gariahat.

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45. Falguni Sangha

Address – 24, Suren Tagore Road, Falguni Sangha, Ekdalia, Ballygunge, Kol – 700019

Theme – Traditional

46. 21 Pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab Samity

21 Pally Sarbojanin Durgotsab Samity is in Ballygunge, established in 1947. The club is among the top clubs in Ballygunge. Apart from being among the best puja in Kolkata, 21 Pally also takes part in social works.

The organization organizes eye camps for the poor and also distributes spectacles for free. They have been taking part in the Red Road Biswa Bangla Niranjan carnivals for two years.

Address – 17, Bondel Rd, near PathaBhavan, Ballygunge Park, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019

Landmark – Near Sitala mandir, Ballygunge.

47. Bosepukur Sitala Mandir

Bose Pukur Sitala Mandir is a famous Hindu Temple. The place becomes lively during Durga Puja, which Bose Pukur Sitala Mandir Durgotsab Committee organizes. This committee was established in 1950 and has won several awards for its pandal and idol. The major attraction is its unique themes every year. 

Bose Pukur Durga Puja 2021
Bose Pukur Durga Puja 2021

Address– 27C/1, Bose Pukur Road 700042 Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Landmark– Bosepukur Sitala Mandir.

Bosepukur Sitala Mandir
Bosepukur Sitala Mandir

48. Bosepukur Talbagan

Bose Pukur Talbagan is in Kasba, in Kolkata, West Bengal. The committee is renowned for its unique Puja themes. They were the first to use a 3-D mapping in their pandal. The puja has been happening for 28 years. In the last few years, they have won Sharad Samman, a prestigious award.

Address – 1/27, Bose Pukur Road, Tal Bagan, Bosepukur, Kasba, Kolkata – 700042

Landmark – Kasba Police Station.

Bosepukur Talbagan
Bosepukur Talbagan

49. Rajdanga Naba Uday Sangha

Address – Rajdanga Chakraborty Para, Sector-A, East Kolkata Twp, Kolkata- 700039

Rajdanga Naba Uday Sangha 2021
Rajdanga Naba Uday Sangha 2021

50. Babu bagan Club Sarbojanin Durga Puja

The Babu Bagan Club organizes Durga puja every year. They first started it in 1962. This year the club will celebrate its 59th Durga puja. The motto of the club is “United We Stand.” The pandal built by them is huge and beautiful. They are famous for their mesmerizing interior decorations.

Address – 19 A, Babu Bagan Ln, Dhakuria, Babu Bagan, Selimpur, Kolkata, WB 700031, India.

Landmark – Near Dakshinapan shopping complex.

Pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata south map 2
Pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata south map 2

51. Selimpur Pally Sarbojanin

Address 37/3A, Selimpur Road Dhakuria Kolkata- 70003

52. Jodhpur park

Jodhpur Park Durga Puja is a famous and respected Durga Puja in Kolkata. It’s a major attraction during Durga Puja near South Kolkata. We know this park for choosing different and big themes for its puja every year. Their pandal offers you creativity along with traditional culture and values. The puja is among the biggest in South Kolkata. 

Address– 1/D, Jodhpur Park Kolkata- 700068

Landmark – Near Jodhpur Park Boys School.

53. 95 pally Jodhpur park

Address – 70A, Rahim Ostagar Road Jodhpur Park, Kolkata- 700068

95 Pally Jodhpur park puja was established in 1950

54. Trikon Park Durgotsab

The Durga puja at Trikon park was started in 1950. They will celebrate its 72nd Durga puja this year. This Durgotsab committee is involved in many social and welfare activities.

Every year they arrange medical and heart checkup camps along with blood donation camps. During the lockdown, they have provided support to over 3000 people. In this puja, the club will distribute clothes among 500 needy people.

Address – South Park, Santoshpur Kolkata- 700075.

Landmark – Trikon Park.

55. Pally Mangal Samity Sarbojanin

This puja is organized by Pally Mangal Samity, started the puja in 1960 and currently celebrating its 61st year. Pally mangal Durga puja is a popular puja near Selimpur in South Kolkata. The club builds an elegant pandal with a beautiful idol of goddess Durga every year. This puja attracts many visitors from all over the state.

Address – 70, Selimpur Road Dhakuria Garfa, Kolkata- 700031

Landmark – Taltala Math, near south city mall.

56. Santoshpur lake pally

Santoshpur Lake Pally will celebrate its 64th Durga puja this year. The lake here is well maintained, with many street food shops nearby. The committee, along with its chairperson Sanjoy Das believes in social work. They organize blood donation and health checkup camps every year. Lake Pally also distributes food and clothes among poor people.

Address – Lake W Rd, Lake Terrace Kolkata- 700075.

Landmark – Santoshpur lake.

Pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata south map 3
Pandal of Durga Puja in Kolkata south map 3

57. Mudiali Club

Mudiali Club is the oldest club in West Bengal. Every year people from all over the state gather to witness their Durga puja. This year they will distribute new clothes to over 200 poor children and their families.

On Ashtami, they prepare and distribute Bhog among all the visitors. The club organizes badminton, carrom and cricket tournaments. They distribute woollen clothes during winter every year.

Address – 7, SR Das road, Mudiali, Kalighat, Kolkata, WB 700026.

Landmark – Dhakuria Lake.

Mudiali Club Kolkata

58. Shiv Mandir Sarbojanin Durga Utsav Samity

Shibmandir Sarbojanin Durgotsab committee organizes this Durga Puja every year. The puja, currently in its 85th year, was established in 1936. The Samiti runs a school for underprivileged children.

Their artistic pandal attracts many people from all over the state every year. The club takes part in many social activities under the chairperson Debesh Dalal.

Address – 25 Lake Temple Road, Lake Range, Kalighat, Kolkata -700029.

Landmark – RABINDRA SAROVAR and Menoka cinema.

Mudiali Shib mandir durga puja
Mudiali Shib mandir durga puja

59. Suruchi Sangha

Suruchi Sangha is a cultural and sports club in New Alipore established in 1952. They have their playground and provide other facilities. The organization has been organizing Durga Puja for the past 55 years. Since 2001 the club has been organizing puja at the 2nd 5 Point crossing of Kolkata. 

Address – 500 & 505,BLOCK-M,NEW ALIPORE KOL-53

Landmark – New Alipore Petrol Pump.

60. Hindusthan Club

The club results from the patriotic dream of some visionaries in Kolkata. In 1946 they rented a bungalow with a lawn and named it Hindusthan Club. Now it is a ten-storey modern building.

They offer facilities like restaurants, banquets, swimming pools, health care centres, etc. The mandap for puja is designed by artist Shibsankar Das every year.

Landmark – Near BHAJAHARI MANNA RESTAURANT.

Address – 33B, HINDUSTHAN ROAD, KOL-29

61. Behala Club

The club was formed in 1938 as a socio-cultural organization. They have received many awards for the Durga puja. An annual event called “Borshoboron” is organized every year in April. The club also organizes other activities like blood donation camps, Kobi Pronam, etc.

Address – 58/1/1, Banamali Naskar Road, Behala, Kolkata – 700060, WB, India.

Landmark – Near Senhati Bazar.

62. Barisha Sarbojanin

Barisha has been celebrating Durga puja for 73 years now. They organized a flood relief camp last year. The club also provided essential items in Nepal after the disastrous earthquake. They also started a doctor’s chamber.

The organization organizes football tournaments and annual sports every year to encourage the youth to play sports. To promote literacy, the club donates money to “The Lily Foundation” in Kolkata.

Traditional Puja worshipped inside the Maddox square club. Nobody allows except club members this year.

Address – 35, K K Roychowdhury Road, Subodh Pally, Paschim Barisha, Kolkata- 700008, WB.

Landmark – SANTOSH ROY ROAD OPPOSITE SBI ATM.

63. Raipur club

The Raipur Club was founded in 1950. They organize one of the best Durga Puja in Kolkata. The club provides coaching classes for cricket, Zumba, badminton, football, etc. Raipur is the most beautiful and majestic club in the city. The sports ground is simple but is a very well-lit area.

Address – 62, Raipur, Garia, Kolkata, West Bengal 700084, India.

Landmark – Near Ramgarh Bus Stand.

64. Naktala Udayan sangha

Udayan Sangha is a top social organization in Kolkata, established in 1986. The pandal made by them last year resembled sea waves. The club roped in 60 migrant labourers from Murshidabad, Nadia and South 24 Parganas districts to create the pandal.

Each wave created was symbolic of the plight of migrant labourers who wanted to return to their hometowns. Their idol of goddess Durga was 12 feet in height.

Address – Naktala, Garia, Kolkata, West Bengal 700047, India.

Landmark – Near Naktala post office and Baro sitala mandir.

Naktala Udayan Sangha Club Durga Puja 2021
Naktala Udayan Sangha Club Durga Puja 2021

65. Maddox square Durga puja

Durga puja, hosted by Maddox park, is famous in Kolkata. The park is a frequent visiting place for every group of people. Young ones go there to play games like cricket, soccer, etc. The elderly ones visit the park to take a walk or for doing yoga. We know Maddox Square as “Thek” (Adda) locally.

Address – Earle St and Pankaj Mullick Sarani, Garcha, Ballygunge, Kolkata-700025, WB, India.

Landmark – Ritchi road.

66. 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 the 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.

Ramakrishna Mission Belur Math Durga Puja Kolkata

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 to worship Maa Durga. There are separate seating arrangements for male and female visitors.

The main temple was closed at noon. Then you have to line up for the coupon for this Prasad. It does have a fixed price. Donate as you wish. Get Prasad coupons and Thakur’s dry Prasad packets. After, I reached Maa Sarada Prasadalaya and entered into the all with the coupon.

After having the khichdi bhog Prasad, I walked back to the launch. There was a massive 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. So I bought a ticket for the Bagbazar. Price at 11 rupees per person. It takes 20 to 25 minutes.

Ramakrishna Belur Math Durga Puja Programme Details 2021
Ramakrishna Belur Math Durga Puja Programme Details 2021

Belur Math Timing

8 am to 12 pm. Again from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Address – Belur, Howrah, West Bengal 711202

Zamidar / Bonedi barir Durga puja

Zamindar / Bonedi barir Durga Puja is still reminiscent of the culture and tradition of monarchical Bengal. This puja is celebrated in the household of Bengal. Some pujas even date back to the time before Calcutta existed. You witness close family bonding and traditional customs and rituals there. The famous Bonedi Bari Durga puja in Kolkata are:

  • Atchala Durga: Sabarna Roy Chowdhury.
  • Jagat Ram Mukherjee Durga Puja: Behala.
  • Roy Family Durga puja: Behala.
  • Bhukailash Rajbari.
  • Raj Bari Durga puja: Sovabazar.

The main ritual of their puja is

i. The eldest daughter of their family will say to Maa Durga, “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 enter:
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

  1. Sovabazar Rajbari
  2. Maharaja Nabakrishna Deb’s Palace
  3. Chatu Babu and Latu Babu Bari
  4. Rani Rashmoni Bari
  5. Bhawanipur Mallick Bari

Watch all last year Kolkata Durga puja video on youtube.

Top 5 Durga Puja Pandal in Bangalore

  1. Amader Pujo by KARBA- South Bengaluru:
    Address:
    Elaan Convention Center,
    46, Kothnur Main Road.
    Opposite- Puttenahalli, JP Nagar 7th Phase,
    Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078
  2. Barsha Bengali Association:
    Address: BBMP Playground, 19th Cross Road, Parangi Palaya, Sector-2, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560102.
  3. Jayamahal Durga Puja:
    Address: Jayamahal Extension, Jayamahal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560046.
  4. WCA- Whitefield Durga:
    Address:
    Whitefield Cultural Association – WCA
    Inner Circle ground Road, Dodsworth Layout, Whitefield,
    Bengaluru, Karnataka- 560066.
  5. SORRBA DURGOTSAV:
    Address:
    Sarjapur Outer Ring Road Bengali Association (SORRBA)
    6, Doddakannelli – Kaadubeesanahalli Road, Janatha Colony, Doddakannalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka- 560035

Pandal of durga puja in Jamshedpur

  1. Agrico Durga Puja:
    Address: CSIR-NML Residential Complex, Agrico, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 831009.
  2. Kadma farm sarbojanin The Durga puja committee, Jamshedpur:
    Address: Farm Area, Kadma, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand- 831005
  3. Kasidih Durga Puja Maidan
    Address: Jamshedpur, Kasidih, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 831001
  4. Sonari Durga Puja Ground:
    Address: Adarsh Nagar- Sonari, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 831011
  5. Baridih Durga Puja Maidan:
    Address: Tube Colony, Baridih, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand-831017.

Durga puja pandal in Mumbai

  1. 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
  2. Lokhandwala Durgotsav:
    Address: B-702, Maharana Pratap Road, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West- Mumbai, Maharashtra- 400102
  3. Malad West Sarbajanin Durga Puja:
    By Maitree Cultural Association
    Address: Tulip Lawns, Daffodils 23, Link Road, Near Toyota Showroom, Malad West, Mumbai 400064, Maharashtra.
  4. Kalbadevi Sarvajanin Durga Puja Committee(KSDPC):
    Address- L-3, Kanak Chambers, Ground Floor, 267 / 271, Kalbadevi Road, Opp Adarsh Hotel
    400002 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  5. HRCWA(Hillside Residents’ Cultural & Welfare Association) Durga Puja Ground:
    Address: Flat No. B-1208, Bhoomi Valley
    next to N G Suncity,
    Thakur Village
    Kandivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400101

Durga puja pandal in Delhi

  1. Regar Pura Durga Pooja Pandal
    Address: Vishnu Mandir Marg, Neta Ji Subhash Market, Block 32, Krishna Nagar, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110005
  2. Cooperative Durga Puja Pandal:
    Address: Bipin Chandra Pal Marg, Block J, Chittaranjan, New Delhi, Delhi 110019
  3. Shastri Park Kali Bari Durga Puja Samiti:
    Address: Shastri Park, Main Rd, E-Block, Near De-Aqua (Hotel)
    Delhi 110053
  4. Delhi Durga Puja Samiti:
    Address: 33, Rajpur Road, Civil Lines, Delhi- 110054
  5. 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 these, the Durga puja is the most famous festival, which celebrates in 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 worshipped 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: D.N., S7: D.N., AC5: D.N., etc. Frequency 1 to 1/2 hour from both sides.

Forum for Durgotsab Proposal for this year

Humanity is under house arrest for the Corona epidemic. But the good news is, in West Bengal the cases is low now. Like every year FFD is giving few guides for Durga Puja.

FFD proposals are:

  1. The Pandal should be made as Low-Hight as possible to sanitize the Pandal every day at the authorities’ initiative.
  2. The Pandal should be made so that the Idol can see from the outside. It will reduce the tendency of visitors to enter the Pandal.
  3. Only 25 visitors will be allowed to enter the Mandapa at a time.
  4. Masks, hand sanitizers, and thermal scanning are mandatory to enter the Puja Mandap.
  5. Adequate security measures should be put in place for volunteers.
  6. Social distance has to be observed in Sandhi Puja, Sindur Khela, Pushpanjali, etc.
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8 Comments

  1. Very informative and useful write-up. Just one query regarding the Kumartuli Park Sarbojonin Puja. You have mentioned the names of Pankaj Roy and Ambar Roy as being among the founders of the Puja. Are these the same famous uncle-nephew duo who played test cricket for India?

  2. Yes raja, you are absolutely right,they are The famous cricketers. Once a time both are associated with this poja. Also thank for enlighten me.

  3. very good informative and useful write-up…….I am very good at reading this post, my mind is also wandering,

    1. Thank you Mr Sateesh..You may save the post. I will update when the durga puja calibration starts in Kolkata.

  4. Clince Rodrigues says:

    Very informative and helpful…
    Thank you ☺️

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