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Pandal Hopping Is The best Way To Experience Durga Puja in Delhi… Head Here!

September 29, 2019

Durga Puja, also referred to as Durgotsava or Sharadotsav, is an annual Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess ‘Durga.’ The festival of DurgaPuja is colored with devotional zeal, mythological legends, detailed rituals, extravagant pandals and magnificent tableaus of the Divine Mother Goddess and her children. The festival provides one and all with a chance to spread festive cheer and wish their loved one's peace as well as prosperity.  So, we bring you some of the beautiful places in New Delhi to celebrate the vibrant and jubilant festival of Durga Pooja!

Sarbojanin Puja Samity, CR Park

While the breeze already smells of shiuli and in the morning calm your heart says you can hear the dhaak beat, you know Durga Maa is visiting your home any day soon. Durga Pujo'19 is just around the corner. Come join in this Pujo to live and experience every essence of our Mother's homecoming.

When: 2nd-7th October 2019

Where: Sarbojanin Puja Samity (Regd.) D Block, C. R. Park, New Delhi

Matri Mandir Durga Puja

durga puja in delhi Matri Mandir Durga Puja is another big attraction for all who are excited to spend some festival time with friends and family. Matri mandir builds some of the most amazing pandals on different themes. Last year, they build the Mandal themed on women empowerment, with different figures of renowned women like Mother Teresa, Lata Mangeshkar etc. In the backside of the pandal, they set up all the food stalls having different delicacies of West Bengal. Where: Matri Mandir Rd, Block B 2, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi

Civil Lines

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The pandals in civil lines are famous for their artistic idols. Every year they come up with a different theme for the decor & the idol. They still follow pre-independence Bengali tradition of immersing the idol on a bullock cart. The pandals are known for their elegance in structure & design.

When: 4th-8th October 2019 Where: Timarpur & Civil Lines Puja Samity ( TPCLPS ), Timarpur, New Delhi

Kali Bari

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The kali bari pandal is one of the most popular pandals in the city. They have the most authentic Bengali decoration & even serve lip-smacking prated after the puja. Visit this pandal to experience the authentic Bengali Durga puja.

When: 4th-8th October 2019 Where: DAKSHIN DELHI KALI BARI ASSOCIATION, Sector-7, Ramakrishna Puram, New Delhi

Chittaranjan Park Durga Puja

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Chittaranjan Park has the highest concentration of Durga Pujas in Delhi/NCR. The whole area does not look like less than a carnival. The motto is to retain the Bengali traditions, culture & the joy of festivities among the present and the future generations. Their Durga Maa idols and the pandals are very significant and colorful as every year they try their best to maintain the traditional ways of Puja.

When: 4th-8th October 2019

Where: B Block Durgotsava; Kali Mandir Durga Puja; K Block DurgaPuja; D Block Durga Puja;         

Aram Bagh Durga Puja

Aram Bagh Durga Puja at Safdurjung is a special attraction for people close to art, in the year 2017, they made a complete eco-friendly pandal with jute. Here you will get lost in the beauty of the pandals. The Pandals are made on different themes every year. It is better to take a means of public transport to the pandal at the roads are jammed with the heavy traffic, and there is no proper arrangement for parking. Where: 2033, Chitragupta Rd, Type 3, Block B, Aram Bagh, Jhandewalan, New Delhi 

Kashmiri Gate Durga Puja

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The Delhi Durga Puja Samiti, popularly known as Kashmiri Gate Durga Puja, has grabbed the pride of being the oldest Durga Puja Pandal in Delhi. Maintaining the sanctity of the environment and traditional aura, the Puja Pandal and Devi Pratima are crafted in classical style. Dasami Bhasan (immersion) is a must-see event when the deity is brought to the River Yamuna on a bullock cart.

When: 4th-8th October 2019

Where: Bengali Sr. Sec School, Alipur Road, New Delhi

Durga Puja by Timarpur Puja Samity

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Timarpur Puja Samity has created a benchmark of sophistication and classic style Durga Puja in Delhi. The theme based pandals and artistic idols are the main attractions that can be witnessed in the Puja Pandal. The tradition of taking the Deity to the immersion place on a bullock cart is still carried out here.

When: 4th-8th October 2019

Where: Govt. Residential Colony, Timarpur, New Delhi

Durga Puja by Minto Road Puja Samity

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If you are very fond of Bonedi Pujo (aristocratic) and looking to get the same feeling in Delhi, reach Minto Road Puja Samity. The Puja came into being in 1940 and since then it has been maintaining its aristocratic glory. Shastriya Pratima (classic style), sophisticated designs of the pandal, and the perfectly maintained tradition makes the Pujo of Minto Road a must-attend event during Puspanjali and Dhunuchi Naach.

When: 4th-8th October 2019

Where: Minto Road Kali Mandir, Deen Dayal Upadhayay Marg, New Delhi

Durga Puja by Arambagh Durga Puja Samity

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One of the big budget Durga Pujas in Delhi is organized by Arambagh Durga Puja Samity. They have gained prominence over the years due to their strong cultural backbones, funding and suitable location.

When: 4th-8th October 2019

Where: Arambagh, Panchkuian Road, New Delhi

Durga Puja by Matri Mandir Samity, Safdarjung Enclave

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Matri Mandir Samity will be proudly celebrating the 50th year of Durga Puja celebration. So, you can enjoy the euphoria of festivities here. The cultural line up will include Bollywood singer Kavita Krishnamurthy and Bengali folk crooner Aarko Mukherjee.

When: 4th-8th October 2019

Where: B-2 Block, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi

Antaranga Durga Puja, Mayur Vihar

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Antaranga is organizing the biggest event of the year at the DDA Playground adjacent to Mayur Vihar Extension Metro Station. Accompanying the "Durgotsav" is East Delhi's one of its kind cultural extravaganza showcasing India’s rich Cultural Heritage through traditional and contemporary dances, music and other forms of Arts from different regions of India.

When: 4th-8th October 2019

Where: DDA Playground, adjacent to Mayur Vihar Extension Metro Station, New Delhi

So mentioned above were some of the TOP / BEST Puja Pandals which have gained wide appeal and accolade over the years because of their strong cultural backbones, good funding from patrons as well suitable venues. But here are a few more names that you can try visiting:
  • Sarbojanin DurgaPuja Committee, A 43, Hauz Khas,
  • Nabapalli Durga puja, Pocket 40, C R Park
  • Sabuj Sangha DurgaPuja, New Delhi
  • GK-II DurgaPuja, Uday Shankar Park
  • Tughlakabad EXTN DurgaPuja  Committee
  • Dakshin Palli DurgaPuja Samiti, Pocket 52, M, N, O, P in C.R Park

Durga Puja Walk Through Mini Bengal, CR Park

durga puja We welcome you to join us on a walk through Delhi's "Mini-Bengal" i.e. CR Park, this is the place to be in to enjoy the lights, the food, the flavors and the cultural significance of the quintessential Bengali, anywhere in the world during this festive season of Durga Puja. Check out the pandals, learn about the significance and all about Durga Puja, try out some amazing Bengali cuisines and click interesting pictures with lights and awesome people around. When: 4th-8th October 2019 Where: Mandir Complex, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi CHARGES: Rs 300/person

Rohini Maatri Mandir

This year Rohini Maatri Mandir going to celebrate its 25th Year Silver Jubilee Puja. Come and participate to make this celebration a Grand Mega Event. 2019-20.

When: 4th-8th October 2019

Where: Sector-16, Rohini, New Delhi

Jai Vihar

4th Oct : shasti Puja in Evening 5th Oct to 7th Oct : Puja in Morning, Bhandara in the noon , Sandhya arti, Sports, Dance, Plays & Toooo much Fun in Evening to overnight 8th Oct : Sindoor Khela in Morning , Visarjan yatra at noon, Vijaya mishti at evening

When: 4th-8th October 2019

Where: Jai Vihar, Najafgarh-Nangloi Road, Phase 1, Near Air Force Camp (Beni-Camp), New Delhi

So, get embraced in the devotion towards Maa Durga and celebrate the festival with full zeal!!

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