From Burj Khalifa to farmers protest: A look at Kolkata's Durga Puja pandal themes this year


 | Updated: Oct 11, 2021, 07:05 PM IST

Durga Puja celebrations are here and like every year, this time also West Bengal's capital city Kolkata always stands out when it comes to Durga pandal themes and how they depict the various aspects of human life in an interesting way.

From farmers protest, NRC to building their own Burj Khalifa, scroll down to take a look at Durga Puja pandal themes of this year.

Lakhimpur Kheri violence

A noted Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata this year is depicting the killing of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh. The sidewalks shows a giant sketch of a car and a farmer lying on its path.


Farmers protest

Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata Dumdum Park Bharat Chakra focuses on farmers protests and showcases their support to the farmers over the controversial farm laws.

The entrance of the pandal has a tractor with huge wings, moving on there are hundreds of sandals lie on the ground of the pandal, symbolising the scenes after a protest. The main pandal is decorated with the paddy, hanging from the roof.


Burj Khalifa

This year, a pandal in Kolkata has been built as an iconic Burj Khalifa and is creating a lot of buzz. The replica of Burj Khalifa has been built by Sreebhumi Sporting Club at Lake Town Area and is estimated to be around 145 feet tall. 


NRC pandal

Focusing on another social issue, this year, Kolkata's Barisha Club has come up with a theme called 'Bhager Maa' (Mother of the division), focusing on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the migrant people. The pandal is designed in such a way that it seems like a woman sitting in between two divisions. One side is the Bangladesh border and the other side shows the Indian border, with a huge cage built in between, which shows a woman carrying an idol of goddess Durga along with her four children in a detention camp.


mixer grinder to gas cylinder

The innovative pandal at Samaj Sebi Sangha Kolkata shows a mixer grinder to the gas cylinder, keyboard, washing machine and other household things surrounding the idol of Goddess Durga.