West Bengal ramps up its preparations for decorating pandals and Durga idols as the Durga Puja season approaches. Every year, the residents of Kolkata come up with fresh themes that are both unique and original in their own right. Sreebhumi Sporting Club in Kolkata has constructed a pandal that is a duplicate of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. Based on the motif of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the club has created an iconic 145-foot pandal in Lake-town.
“Every year, we create the pandal in the form of a copy of prominent buildings,” Sujit Bose, head of Sreebhumi Sporting Club, told ANI. We had previously constructed it around the themes of the Paris Opera, Kedarnath, and Puri temples, among others.
145ft tall Burj khalifa pandal
Sujit Bose went on to say that the 145-foot-tall Burj Khalifa has specific lighting systems to give it a majestic look at night, and that it was created in two months by roughly 250 employees.
Bose, who is also the West Bengal government’s Fire and Emergency Services Minister, said the club undertakes social service every year during the Durga Puja festival.
“During this holiday, we always undertake social work. This year, we’ve organised a blood donation camp for about 2,000 people,” he stated. The club would rigorously follow the COVID-19 criteria, as laid down by the West Bengal government on Wednesday, according to the minister.
People’s reactions to the pandal were as follows
“Hopefully, as part of our() secular culture, @BurjKhalifa will display the Mighty DURGA on upcoming #Dussehra occasions” an excited person tweeted.
“A Puja pandal in Kolkata can now grant the request of’mundeya dila de mainu Burj Khalifa” said one tweet.
Durga Puja Guidelines
Pandals must be big and open from all sides, with distinct entry-exit points, according to the standards. Pandals must maintain sufficient space and make necessary arrangements to ensure physical separation in terms of the current CO.
Pandals shall maintain appropriate space and measures to ensure physical separation in accordance with existing COVID-19 pandemic guidelines.
The Chief Minister of West Bengal has requested that the COVID-19 standards be followed
Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, encouraged everyone to be cautious during pandal hopping, emphasising the importance of wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the deadly COVID virus during the Durga Puja celebrations. While inaugurating two Durga Puja pandals in south Kolkata on Wednesday, Chief Minister Banerjee encouraged people to follow the COVID norms. “I ask that individuals visiting the pandals during the festival, even if they are completely vaccinated, wear masks.” Even after receiving both doses of the vaccination, some people are testing positive for COVID-19,’ Banerjee stated at the Naktala Udayan Sangha puja.
About Durga puja/ Navratri
Navratri, a nine-day Hindu festival, is approaching. Navratri, which literally translates to “nine nights,” is one of the most important Hindu festivals, which begins on October 7th this year. This auspicious occasion will continue till the 15th of October. Vijayadashami, popularly known as Dussehra, will be observed on October 15. Every year, it marks the end of Navaratri.
The Navratri festival will take place from October 7 to October 15. Ashtami is on October 13 this year, and Dashami is on October 15.