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Durga Puja Pandal in Kolkata

By debu    
Pandals are like a temporary temple during the Pooja. The making of Pandal is also a complex and lengthy phenomenon. It has now become a trend to set pandals through community contribution in every colony and street. The trends of ‘Barwari Puja’ usually financed by the local land-owners or sponsored by the rich people have now become a feature of community contribution. Making of these pandals follow well-set plans that use bamboo poles, wooden planks and cloth and the beautiful low temperature unglazed pottery . The designs of the Pandal are done in accordance with space available and the community’s population. It has now become a trend to set designer pandals with complex lightings and intricate patterns. Decorated by lights, flowers and several such items, the modern pandals at many places also look like film sets.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
17 Oct 2013 8:48AM
A fascinating write-up, Debu, and a very well captured example of one of these 'designer' pandals. Carol

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17 Oct 2013 8:50AM
A pity this one, at least, is temporary. Beautifull crafted.

17 Oct 2013 8:55AM
Wonderful picture and so beautiful. What do they do with them afterwards?
moiral 8 12 Scotland
17 Oct 2013 9:11AM
Beautiful shot and interesting narrative. Moira
9 10 10 England
17 Oct 2013 9:43AM
Beautiful work captured by you Debu.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 10:12AM
Fascinating stuff, I love the lighting on this beautiful object.
17 Oct 2013 10:16AM
Of which locality pl.
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 10:20AM
Incredible detail on the subject. Lovely composition.
17 Oct 2013 10:27AM
An excellently detailed image. I love the lighting here.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 10:59AM
Fascinating culture and beautiful design.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
17 Oct 2013 12:47PM
Gorgeous light Debu.
Nice rich colour too.
Excellent shot.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 3:13PM
Fascinating imagery and so very well documented Debu.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
17 Oct 2013 4:18PM
Looks almost like a model. Detailed and well-lit.

Excellent composition with great light. Well done Debu.
S_Psharma 5 1 India
18 Oct 2013 4:37AM
Very beautiful picture well captured and presented.
18 Oct 2013 9:28AM
What a great light here!Smile Very well done, Debu!Smile
Regards Valery
Richsr 11 91 223 England
18 Oct 2013 11:20AM
Good details and light for this Dedu, infromative write up too
a first class image.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 1:30PM
Stunning & Exquisit image and very well lit... Grin
Source 7
18 Oct 2013 10:45PM
Amazing.Great description too.
21 Oct 2013 7:27AM
Lovely lighting and detail on this amazing capture. Interesting info too.


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