Ten-Second Takeaway

Enjoy the last day of Durga Puja – and Vijaya Dashami tomorrow – as Shivaji Park’s Bengal Club, as they celebrate their 81st year of Durga Puja celebrations.

What, When?

One of the oldest Durga Pujas in the city, the Shivaji Park Bengal Club puja also happens to be one of the biggest. The idols here are made using eco-friendly materials such as mud and special water soluble, chemical-free paints. All idols will be dressed in traditional Benarasi saris and dhotis, but the 12-feet tall idol of the goddess will be dressed in a red Benarasi sari.

The pandal is spread over 2.5 acres, and will have varieties of stalls catering to fashion, culture and food lovers. Additional provisions towards fire safety and protection against rains have been ensured. Go here to attend the aartis and watch specially choreographed folk dance and music performances organised by the members of the club. The celebrations will go on until Dussehra, October 11.

So, We’re Saying…

If you want to get a glimpse of authentic Bengali culture and celebrations, do not miss out on this {or any other} pujo.

Photo source: Jubair1985 via Wikimedia Commons [CC BY-SA 4.0]