Saturday, October 29, 2011

Durga Idols in Golf Green and Jadavpur, Kolkata 2011

Madhubani Durga Image
at Golf Green, Kolkata
I know...this can be a bit boring...but really, I can't stop obsessing over these beautiful creations.

Every pandal is unique and i happen to visit only a fraction of Durga puja pandals this year (2011). I know for sure that north Kolkata also came up with a lot of beautiful, creative Durga idols and pandals.

It keeps getting better and better every year. Every time I visit these puja pandals, I wonder what will they think of next year. Can they better this? And sure enough, the organizers and the artists think of and come up with unique concepts the next year too.Amazing! Durga puja is not only a popular bengali festival it also happens to be Kolkata's creative best period. You should try visitng Kolkata during this time. Yes, it is crowded and hot too but this is a one time experience.This kind of art is rare and is a treat to the eyes.

Durga pandal based
on Madhubani
art in Golf Green
Courtyard of the

Madhubani paintings
on the walls
of the pandal
Inside the Madhubani
Durga pandal

A Birbhum Terracotta
style pandal

Goddess Durga

An ethnic Durga
in Jadavpur
Intricate work
on the walls

Close up of
the work

Goddess Durga

Durga puja pandal
in Jadavpur

Durga idol

1 comment:

Rajesh said...

I agree, these creations are beautiful.