Durga Puja 2023: Durga Puja is one of the most important festivals in India, and Guwahati is one of the best places to experience it. The city is home to a number of stunning Durga Puja pandals, each with its own unique theme and design. In this article we will cover Top 7 Durga Puja Pandals in Guwahati in 2023.
Top 7 Durga Puja Pandals in Guwahati
This year, the pandals in Guwahati are sure to amaze and delight visitors alike. Here is a look at some of the most anticipated pandals:
Pandu Rest Camp Durga Puja
Theme: Aquarium and Budget: ₹40 lakh
The Rest Camp Durga Puja is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a spectacular aquarium-themed pandal. The 17-foot-tall idol of Maa Durga is the centerpiece of the festivities. The community has also come together to host a variety of cultural competitions.
Guwahati Athgaon Durga Puja
Theme: Tribal culture and Budget: ₹28 lakh
This year’s Athgaon Durga Puja Pandal will showcase a tribal-themed celebration of culture and diversity. The pandal will be constructed using thermocol, plywood, and coloured EVA foam, and the colour scheme will revolve around black with a touch of silver. The festivities will continue from October 19 to October 24.
Bishnupur Durga Puja
Theme: Vrindavan Chandrodaya Temple and Budget: ₹50 lakh
The Bishnupur Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee is gearing up for a grand celebration of the festival’s 73rd year with a magnificent Vrindavan Chandrodaya Temple-themed pandal at the Bishnupur school ground. The 130-feet-tall pandal will be a visual spectacle, with every detail meticulously crafted to replicate the essence of the iconic temple. The interior decorations will draw inspiration from the American Iskcon temple.
Bishnupur Bimalanagar Durga Puja
Theme: Maya Civilization and Budget: ₹30 lakh
The Bishnupur Bimalanagar Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee is organizing a unique Durga Puja pandal with the theme of the Maya Civilization. The pandal will be constructed using bamboo, plywood, dhari, and pati, and fire lighting techniques will be employed to recreate the atmosphere of that bygone period. The aim of the pandal is to showcase the lifestyle of this ancient civilization that existed over 5000 years ago and allow visitors to experience a sense of history and culture.
Chatribari Sarbajanin Puja Devosthan
Theme: Musical instruments of yesteryears and Budget: ₹15 lakh
The Chatribari Sarbajanin Puja Devosthan near K.C. Das Commerce College is gearing up to present a unique musical spectacle this Durga Puja. The pandal will feature nostalgic relics like the bioscope and the gramophone, as well as replicas of Doordarshan and Akashvani setups. The aim is to introduce the younger generation to the musical instruments used in the past and offer older generations a sense of nostalgia. The event will also feature guest of honour Jatin Bora, who will promote his upcoming film.
Santipur Sluice Gate Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee
Theme: Purana Haveli (Old Mansion) and Budget: ₹21 lakh
The Santipur Sluice Gate Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a “Purana Haveli”-themed pandal. The 30-feet-tall pandal will be made of thermocol, bamboo, and plywood, and will incorporate a laser show for a modern touch. The theme aims to convey a poignant depiction of ancient ruins through the old mansion. The deity will be adorned with a shimmering silver-white appearance.
Latasil Durga Puja Committee
Theme: Colossal Shiva Linga and Budget: Not mentioned
Artist Jago Bose has designed a grand pandal featuring a 60-feet-tall Shiva Linga for the Latasil Durga Puja celebrations. The festivities will also include a puppet show on October 22 and a Nagara Naam performance from Saptami onwards.