Navratri is one of the most ritualistic times of the year Durga Puja in India. It is significant in many ways and there are a lot of people who believe that these days are the holiest days of the year. When you are a big devotee of Goddess Durga, you will certainly look for ways to show the world a glance of your Navratri look.
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1. Puja Pandal in Kolkata Replicates Burj Khalifa
As the Durga Puja festival comes, Kolkata’s Sreebhumi Sporting Club has outlined an iconic 145 feet pandal in the Lake-town based on the theme of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. Sujit Bose, Sreebhumi Sporting Club president told ANI, that each year, the group built the pandal in form of a copy of iconic buildings, this time it being Dubai’s popular tourist attraction and the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa.
Last year, he said, “we had built it on the theme of Paris Opera, and years earlier to that, the pandal in form of Kedarnath and Puri temples amid several other themes. Bose further stated that the 145 feet tall Burj Khalifa resembling pandal is abound with special lighting arrangements that give the structure a glowing, majestic look at night.
Around 250 workers constructed the awe-inspiring pandal over the period of two months. Bose, also a Fire and Emergency Services Minister in West Bengal government, said to ANI that the club conducts charity and social work, that it ramps up during the Durga Puja each year.
As per the guidance, all the Durga Puja pandals are supposed to be immense to board a large number in a way that the physical distancing is maintained. The premises shall be airy in all directions with separate entry-exit points, the West Bengal state government stated in the guidelines. As the Durga Puja commences, the festival of Navratri will be celebrating later from October 7 till October 15.
2. West Bengal CM asks to adhere to COVID-19 norms
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday nudges everyone to be cautious. While pandal jumping keeping in mind the need of wearing face masks to contain the spread of the lethal COVID virus during the Durga Puja festivities while Navratri Celebration. Chief Minister Banerjee urged people to follow the COVID guidelines while inaugurating two Durga Puja pandals in south Kolkata on Wednesday.
“I request people visit the pandals during the festival to wear masks even if they get the vaccine. Some people are testing positive for COVID-19, even after administering both doses of the vaccine,” Banerjee said while inaugurating the Naktala Udayan Sangha puja pandal.