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Top 5 Durga Puja Pandals in Cuttack you should not Miss out

Cuttack is the place after Kolkata you shouldn’t miss if you want to see and enjoy the festival Durga Puja (Dussehra). You can see the great Mother, as the ten-handed Durga. It is believed that Maa Durga come down from her husbands home on to her parent’s abode in the Himalayas for three days every year. This is called the 7th (Saptami), 8th (Ashtami) and 9th (Navami) days of the bright fortnight in the Aswina month.

 

In Cuttack richly decorated and beautifully made images are installed in people’s houses and Puja Mandaps / Pandals and the festival brings a spirit of holiness in the city, so much so that people of other faiths work and celebrate together. In Odisha one of the special thing during Durga Puja is in the temples it extends over a sixteen day period known as Shodasa Upachar. But on the other places its celebrated for three days only.

 

Last year [2015] 158 mandaps were there in this Cultural Capital of Odisha out of which 21 are Chandi Medha and 5 Mandaps with Gold Crown and jewels.

Here we back with Durga Puja / Dussehra 2016 Updates:

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Bangali sahi:

bangali-sahi

Bidyadharpur:

bidyadharpur

Chandni chowk:

chandni-chowk

Chauliaganj:

chauliaganj

Choudhury bazaar:

choudhury-bazaar

Dargha bazaar:

dargha-bazaar

Kali gali:

kali-gali

Mangalabag:

mangalabag

Phiring bazaar:

phiring-bazaar

Pota pokhari:

pota-pokhari

Ranihat:

ranihat

Khan nagar:

khan-nagar

Katha gada:

katha-gada

Badambadi Shankarpur:

badambadi-shankarpur

Kaji Bazaar:

kaji-bazaar

Haripur:

haripur

Firingi Bazaar:

firingi-bazaar

Shikharpur:

shikharpur

Bania Sahi:

bania-sahi

Balu Bazaar:

balu-bazaar

Alisha Bazaar:

alisha-bazaar

Chatra Bazaar:

chatra-bazaar

College Square:

college-square

Professor Pada:

professor-pada

Saant Sahi:

saant-sahi

 

Some attractive gates:

all-gates-durga-puja

indian-army-2

indian-army

badambadi-puja

shikharpur

tulasipur

 

Here are the top and most popular Durga Puja mandaps (2015) you shouldn’t miss out: Click over image to view in large:

 

1.Chandini Chowk

chandini chowk durga medha

 

2. Choudhary Bazaar

Choudhary Bazaar durga puja medha

 

3.Dargha Bazaar

Dargha Bazaar Durga Medha

4.Ramgarh

ramgarh puja mandap

 

5. Ranihat

ranihat mandap

 

Some other Popular Puja Mandaps:

6. Nimasahi

cuttack dussehra

7. Mangalabag

mangalabag puja

8. College Chhak

college chhak

 

9. Haripur

haripur

 

Photo Credits: Few Facebook pages, Some ref: Wikipedia

Do share your comments and experience with us and don’t forget to share with your friends.

 

8 Comments

  1. Praiseworthy effort to promote the silvercity.I highly appreciate it.Its just Cuttack Dushera at a glance.keep it up.

  2. really a good initiative.pls try to keep up glory of our cuttack.

    AMONG ALL THE PHOTOES I PERSONALLY LIKE ALISHA BAZAR DURGA .REALLY FABULOUS AND UNBELIVABLE.

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