It was a washed out Nabami evening (13.10.13), but it couldn't do much to puncture the pandal-hopping spirit of Kolkatans! Went to south Kolkata proper with family and regretted it because of the awful weather. But came back with memories of some very creative Pujas, where Badamtala Ashar Sangha tops the list.
Not for the Tanishq jewellery reportedly worth crores on display, it's the sheer beauty of the idol and the overall presentation that gets a thumbs up. Worth the wait of more than half an hour (on Ashtami, 12.10.13) at countless points to the pandal.
Here's some Pujo moments captured by friends:
|Sreebhumi Sporting Club (Photo: Sanchayan Ghosh)|
|Outside a pandal (Photo: Sanchayan Ghosh)|
|Tridhara Sammilani (Photo: Sanchayan Ghosh)|
|Pandal ceiling (Photo: Sanchayan Ghosh)|
|Optical magic at Badamtala Ashar Shangha (Photo: Sanchayan Ghosh)|
|The gastronomic side: Prawn batter fry and fish fry at Maddox Square|
(Photo: Rana Basu Thakur)