Durga Puja is one of the most important festivals celebrated in various parts of Delhi with great fervor and devotion. With a pandal set up in almost every locality in Delhi, choosing the best ones becomes quite a difficult task. However, given below are the brief details of the four Durga Puja pandals that devotees must visit while celebrating the festival in Delhi.
Kashmiri Gate Pandal
This is one of the oldest pandals in New Delhi that is known for its grandeur and exclusive décor. The pandal was set up for the first time in 1910 and has since maintained the sanctity of the festival and a traditional aura in a classic manner. The pandal is set up at Bengali Sr Sec School, Alipur Road, Delhi and the nearest metro station is Civil Lines.
Chittaranjan Park Pandals
Considered to be the hub of Bengali culture in Delhi, several pandals are set up in the area, each of which reflects the authentic manner of celebrating this festival. Devotees can visit all the pandals in one day and enjoy the unique Bengali culture and traditions. The metro stations nearest to the pandals in Chittaranjan Park are Kalkaji and Greater Kailash I & II.
Safdarjung Enclave Pandal
The pandal set up by the Matri Mandir Samiti in Safdurjung Enclave is renowned for its unique and exotic beauty and décor. It is also renowned for the fact that the puja performed here is in accordance with the all the religious rites and rituals of pure Bengali tradition. The temple dedicated to Goddess Kali is considered to be extremely sacred. The metro stations nearest to the pandal are Green Park and AIIMS.
Mayur Vihar Pandal
Mayur Vihar is yet another locality in Delhi that is well known for its large population of Bengalis. The pandal is well known for its utterly sophisticated and neat design which especially attracts people who love aesthetic creativity. The nearest metro station is Mayur Vihar – I.