Thousands of Durga Puja pandals are erected in Kolkata for Durga Puja 2012. Many award winning eco-friendly Durga puja are celebrated in South Kolkata and North Kolkata.
Khidderpore Palli Sharodiya Durga Puja, 22 Palli Northern Park, Pally Unnayan Samity, Roopchand Mukherjee Lane, Bosepukur Talbagan, Behala Nutan Dal, and many more Durga Puja pandals are included in this list of popular Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata for Durga Puja 2012.
Tala Barowari Durga Puja
Tala Barowari Durga Puja is one of the oldest Sarbojanin Durgotsab in Kolkata, celebrating their 90th year in 2012. This puja is filled with innovative ideas mixed with India’s rich culture and art. It begins on 20 October and ends on 24 October 2012. For 2011, the theme of the pandal was ‘Mukh dhake ki Bigyapone’. Read more on this Durgotsab
Khidderpore Palli Sharodiya Durga Puja Pandal
Khidderpore Palli Sharodiya Durga Puja is one of the oldest Durga puja pandals in Kolkata and West Bengal. Theme of Durga Puja 2010 was ‘Mahamayar Mayajaal’ which is a combination of creative events. This puja pandal is non-inflammable and fire resistant. Khiddepore Palli Sharodiya Durga Puja 2012 will be inaugurated on 20 October 2012, Maha Sashti.
Kidderpore Palli Sharodiya Durga Pandal won many awards. In 2009, it won Asian Paints Best Pujo, Star Ananda – Mega Star, etc.
22 Palli Northern Park Durga Pandal
22 Palli Northern Park Durga Puja Pandal for Durga Puja 2010 was inspired by ‘Talgaachh’, the popular poem of Sri Rabindranath Tagore. In 2012, 22 Pally will celebrate its 68th Durgotsava with the theme of offering Shraddanjali (tribute) to Vishwakavi.
Pally Unnayan Samithi Durga Puja Pandal
Pally Unnayan Samity Durga Puja Pandal was celebrated 2010 Durga Puja with the traditional theme of Rajasthani culture. It was the real blend of Rajasthani and Bengali cultures and was one of the innovative Durga pandals to initiate the thought of displaying idols in the form of Rajasthani wood puppets.
In 2009, Pally Unnayan Samity Durga Pandal was the winner of Anand Bazar Patrika’s Best of 5 within Kolkata & 10 in West Bengal, etc.
Roopchand Mukherjee Lane Sarbojanin Durgotsab:
Roopchand Mukherjee Lane Sabojanin Durgotsab will celebrate one of the oldest Durga Puja of Kolkata in 2011. In 2012, they are celebrating their 66th year of Durgotsav. This is one of the best eco-friendly Durga Puja pandals in the state.
Bosepukur, Talbagan Durgotsav:
Bosepukur, Talbagan is one of the popular Durga Puja in South Kolkata. Talbagan are best known for their innovative themes that are created using unused materials. For 2010, they had created a theme, UNITY, with using plastic. Bosepukur, Talbagan, has won many awards in 2009 including I Core- Sreshtha Pratima, RADs’- Sreshtha Pujo, and Asian Paint’s within Shera Baro, etc.
Behala Nutan Dal Durga puja in South Kolkata:
Behala Nutan Dal, one of the popular Durga Puja in South Kolkata, will be celebrating 48th year of Durga Puja in 2012. They are planning to come up with an excellent theme which can represent their cultural and artistic flamboyance in most comprehensive manner.
Behla Nutan Dal has won Star Ananda’s Blockbuster, Channel 10 – Aircel’s Sharad Mukut Srestha Shilpi Award, etc. in 2009.
Bosepukur Parijat Club Durga Puja:
Bosekhpur Parijat Club will be celebrating 38th year of Durga Puja in 2012. This time they are coming up with an innovative theme that displays everything with paper.
Bosepukur Sitala Mandir Durga Puja
Bosepukur Sitala Mandir is one of the oldest Durga Puja in Kolkata. Chakradhara was the theme of Durga Puja 2010 which displayed the integration of stars and modern lifestyle. The committee has started Durga puja in 1951 and today it is one of the most popular Durga Pujas in Kolkata.
Adi Lake Palli Durga Puja Pandal 2012
Adi Lake Palli Durga Puja is one of the oldest puja pandals in Kolkata. Theme for 2011 Durga Puja is ‘Peace is Strength’. The artist for this theme is Snehasis Manna.
Location / Venue: Adi Lake Palli Durga Puja Pandal, 15 Lake Place (Near Lake Market)
Kumartuli Park Durga Puja Pandal 2012
Kumartuli is a popular place in North Kolkata renowned for art and sculptures. Almost all Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata are made here. The theme for Kumartuli Park Durga Puja Pandal 2011 is ‘Pora Matir Kella’. The artist for this puja pandal is Rupchand Kundu.
Venue / Location: Kumartuli Park Durga Puja Pandal (Nearest railway station is Sovabazar Metro)
Mohammed Ali Park Durga Puja 2012
Mohammed Ali Park is one of the oldest puja pandals of Kolkata. Durga Puja Pandal 2011 theme is ‘Nari Nirjaton’ and this theme was based on women empowerment which will elaborately depict cruelty against women. Koushik Sen is the artist who makes decoration on this theme.
Venue / Location: Opposite College Square, on Mahatma Gandhi Road, Central Kolkata.
Suruchi Sangha Puja pandal 2012
Suruchi Sangha puja pandal is more than 50 years old. With greater stress being laid on environmental protection, a lot of puja organisers have gone for the “Green theme”. In 2011, the theme of Suruchi Sangh is Global Warming and its effect.
Venue / Location: New Alipore near the petrol pump on Nalini Rajan Avenue, South Kolkata. (Nearest railway stations for this puja pandal are Majherhat and Kalighat).
Ekdalia Evergreen Durga Puja Pandal 2012
Ekdali Evergreen Durga Puja Pandal is building a little Germany inside Kolkata for this year. Ekdali Evergreen Durga Puja Pandal 2011, which is budgeted around Rs.40 lakhs will going to have international touch with German artist Gregor Schneider.
Venue / Location: Ekdalia Evergreen Durga Puja Pandal, Gariahar, South Kolkata (Nearest railways stations for this puja are Ballygunge and Kalighat Metro).
Sealdah Athletic Club Durga Puja Pandal 2012
Sealdah Athletic Club Puja is one of the best Durga Puja in Kolkata. Theme of Durga Puja Pandal 2011 at Sealdah Athletic Club is the replicated ‘Amber Fort of Jaipur’. Amber Fort at Jaipur is one the famous tourist attractions in Jaipur. You can see a Kali Temple popularly known as Shila Devi Temple in this fort.
Venue / Location: Sealdah Athletic Club Durga Puja Pandal, Central Kolkata.
Durga Puja Pandal 2012 at Golf Green Sarodotsava Committee
Golf Green Saradotsava committee’s theme for 2011 Puja is ‘Madhubani Paintings’ which means ‘forests of honey’. This theme depicts the eternal shakthi – Goddess Durga the creator and the mother.
Venue / Location: Jadavpur University campus, South Kolkata.
Salt Lake FD Block Durga Puja Pandal 2012
As every year, Salt Lake FD Block Durga Puja has come up with innovative theme for Durga Puja 2011. This year the tallest Durga Puja Idol 2011 in Kolkata would be from Salt Lake FD Puja Committee which records a height of 48feet made of fibre glass. This year the theme of Salt Lake FD Block Durga Puja 2011 is ‘‘“Dwadosh Shakti Pith’
Venue / Location: FD Block Sarbojanin Puja Committee, FD Park, Sector 3, Salt Lake Kolkata 700106.
Mudiali Club Durga Puja, South Kolkata
Mudiali Club Durga Puja, one of the oldest Durga Puja in South Kolkata, is celebrating its 78th Durga Puja in 2012. Theme for this year revolves around the display and the aspects of negative emotions such as hatred. All the gods and their ornaments are made of electric cables.
Venue / Location: Mudaiali Club, near Ballygunj Lake or PSC Building, South Kolkata
Ahiritola Puja, North Kolkata
Managed by Ahiritola Sarbojonin Durgotsav Committee, Ahiritola Durga Puja, has come up with an innovative theme for Durga Puja 2011. The theme for this year displays Goddess Durga descending from space and attacking the demon Mahishasura with a 30-foot trident.
Venue / Location: Shovabajar, North Kolkata.