Durga Pandal on the theme of ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’
The whole country is celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence. So, we have also adopted the same theme. This fort is 75 feet high and 120 feet wide. Ready in 4 months, this fort will also have 3D lighting and laser shows.
Durga Puja is the main festival of Bengal, so people celebrate it with great pomp. The Puja pandal of Babu Bagan is made on the theme of coins.
The Babu Bagan Durga Puja Organizing Committee of Kolkata has entered its 61st year of Durga Puja this time. Everything from the pandal to the Durga idol is decorated with coins. The theme of this year’s ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’ has been kept in the Babubagan Sarbajanin Durgotsav Puja pandal.
It has taken two-three months to build this pandal and an expenditure of 30-40 lakhs has been spent in it. This theme has been chosen to repeat the old history. In 2021, UNESCO recognized Durga Puja in Kolkata and included it in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The idols of Durga Maa are made on the coins. In addition, replicas of freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhas Chandra Bose, Swami Vivekananda and others are present on the coins.
The theme of this puja pandal is ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’ depicting freedom fighters and great personalities. This pandal is decorated with old coins.
Among the thousands of coins, some are real and many are replicas. The idol will be kept in a coin museum.
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