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Multi-hued Durga Puja pandals add colourful glitter to Jamshedpur


Jamshedpur, Sep 29: From, woman empowerment to Unity in Diversity, Durga Puja is the time when the Bengalis are at their creative best. The city has been decorated with colourful pandals that speak volumes about the talent of artisans.

Adityapur Malkhan Singh

Craftsmen from the city along with their counterparts in West Bengal have given shape to their creative ideas in the form of puja pandals. When it comes to the celebration the creative talents of artists get a free flow, bringing out an array of interesting pandals by each of the more than 350 puja pandals in the city.

Sidhgora Cinema Maidan

The pandal, which is grabbing the maximum attention, is Jairam Youth Sporting Club, Adityapur. With Ichagarh legislator Arvind Singh at the helm, this year, the Puja committee is focusing on Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat.

Shree Shree Utkal Durga Puja Committee Kadma

“The concept is really nice. The puja committee has decorated the pandal beautifully. It’s really good when some organisers address such grave issues like environmental degradation with an artistic touch,’ said Avik Das, medical student.

Sidhgora Gaddha Maidan

“Many Durga Puja pandals across the city are based on different themes the one at Kashidih is no less than a piece of art. It is common in our city to have a specially-created pandal for the worship of Durga,” said Nirbhay Singh, president, Thakur Pyara Singh Dhurandhar Singh Puja Committee.


He went on to add that the puja committee has spent Rs 15 lakh to set up  women empowerment made of plywood and thermocol, cotton clothes and laces, while the goddess will sport an unconventional golden look.

Circus Maidan Golmuri

Circus Maidan Golmuri

The rides at the fair are a great hit with youngsters.

Shree Shree Utkal Durga Puja Committee Kadma

On the other hand known for its creative designs, the pandal of Sidhgora Sarbojanin Durga Puja Committee, Cinema Maidan is attractive.


Meanwhile the New Farm Area Sarbojanin Durga Puja Committee, Kadma pandal is made up of colourful bangles. Artisans crushed and broke bangles to create the unique pandal.


“We are always thankful and grateful to the local people of the city for helping us to make this festival a success. It is actually a place where people irrespective of their origin, caste or any other kind of differences, come together and adore maa durga. It is metaphorically a celebration of humaneness,” said Piyush Sen, a senior member of the committee.


All puja pandals have given due importance to safety and security and have made all necessary arrangements to deal with any kind of inconvenience.

Sidhgora Cinema Maidan

Therefore, while the vast blue sky peeps behind the shy-looking clouds, denizens can roister beyond limitations this year during durga puja.

Shree Shree Utkal Durga Puja Committee Kadma

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