Pandal Hopping, Day #2

I am real bad at routine things. That is why, when it is Dashmi today, I am here to describe my second day of Pandal hopping which was on the Super Saptami. Nevertheless, I have the opportunity to exclaim, “Missed the pujas, see it here now” So, Super Saptami is here. Parked my body to the bed late at 1:00 and so woke up late at 11:30. Woke up with a question, “When are we leaving for hopping today?”
8:00 clock. So, the indian culture which I mentioned in one of the previous blogs gets followed. We left home at 8:45. Today we were going to visit the Pujas in the south like Kalighat, Ballygunge, Rabindra Sarobar, Lake Avenue, Southern Avenue. So the clock struck 8:00 and I am all set to leave. Ok! we are late! 45 minutes of Champions League T20. Here are the Pujas that we saw.

Out of the many Pujas seen on Super Saptami, Songoshri was the first. It goes without saying, that the Pujas in the south flourish in their ambience and beauty. Such good pujas “lagatar”
Badamtalla and 66 pally, both are in the same lane and what grandeur they contributed to this puja. Speechless. Just wondering, the kind of festivity the lane would have experienced.
66 pally was a class apart, especially. With an excellent theme, which was how Durga Maa comes on an elephant and goes in a doli and also an excellent Protima.
When we thought, this was the best we can get for the day, there came Shibpur which I can say was the 2nd best puja seen in all. The pandal was made of semi-circular wood cuttings, cellotape base like. Before Shibpur was Mudiali, which was made of electic wires.
Midway we also had Puchka and Muri chat, which just added the “spices” to this lovely day.
The reason why I call Saptami as Super because it was the best hopping experience, this season. πŸ™‚


About Chetan

A twenty year old infant who fears if crows may shit on him or if Bengali aunties' umbrellas may prick him in the eye. He is currently waiting for Mamata Banerjee to leave Kolkata.

Posted on October 6, 2011, in Bloctober, Pandal Hopping. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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