Photo Essay on Puja Pandals of 2014, Bangalore

When it is Durga Puja time of the year, Bengalis are in a frenzy celebrating the 4 days. Besides worship and prayers, eating and pandal hopping becomes major activities. (Pandals are places where the resident Bengalis of that area get together, contribute and worship Goddess Durga.)

This year I could make it to 11 pujas in the city scattered in various parts of the city. Here are 4 of them. Along with the decoration of pandal how the goddess is decorated becomes a hot topic of discussion.

The one below is from Koramangala Bengali association. This year they had a monochrome kind of decoration for the idols. Soft glittering peach shade.

The one below is from Kagdaspura. Very simply decorated the idols didn’t even have the crowns.


This one below is from Brookefields. Nice glittering decorations, the ornaments too shining; overall a yellow gold effect.


The final one of this post is from Assamese association of Bangalore. The whole place was very crowded and I had to take the pic from an angle. The decorations were of thermocol and overall there was a soothing snowy effect.


Hope you all liked this set.

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24 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Wonderful, colorful and fascinating captures for the day, Indrani, and a great look at your world!! Thanks for sharing with us! Hope you've had a lovely weekend!!

  2. Hilary says:

    Wow.. so much work goes into these. I tend to like colourful over plain but in this case, I think I like the monochrome best.

  3. Extremely beautiful images and the settings.Making the admirable puja images is an art that only a few can do.The design and decoration of the pandal and the backdrop is another creative art.

  4. Cloudia says:

    I cannot know the effect on a Hindu, but for me an other-worldliness is evoked.

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

  5. So beautiful photos of Durga Puja. Awesome post.

  6. They are beautiful, I think they are fantastic.

  7. Very colourful and superbly clicked Indrani.

  8. George says:

    I think all four sites had beautiful decorations. Thanks for sharing these with us.

  9. Beautiful artistry and capture. Brilliant Indrani 🙂

  10. Wonderful sites and great decorations . Next year will definitely visit few of those

  11. Idols are divine and so are the pics Indrani……. Nice work!!

  12. Mridula says:

    Such a beautiful set of pictures.

  13. Wonderful. Some of the idols look alive.

  14. Beautiful images…11 Durga Pujos in Bengaluru is quite a big number… 🙂

  15. Abhi says:

    Beautifully taken

  16. Nice Indrani, each decoration with different themes. I liked all , but according to me the best one is the thermocol decoration.

  17. ladyfi says:

    What lovely shots – so nice!

  18. 11 Durga Pujas in Bangalore!! Quiet an impressive number. Lovely clicks. Thanks for sharing

  19. Wonderful pictures my friend. Never seen Pujo in Bangalore, thanks for bringing in these moments. 🙂

  20. Alok Vats says:

    Awesome collection Indrani…

  21. Beautiful images if Goddess Durga ! Thank you 🙂

  22. Absolutely beautiful pictures..:)

  23. Gorgeous pictures, Indrani

  24. Priyashi says:

    Wonderful and so beautiful idols of Durgaa Maa….its great….:)

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