Mandap Mood: ‘Indrapuri’ On Earth In Rasulgarh This Durga Puja

06 October 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das

Bhubaneswar: Festival revellers are to experience a heavenly sight at the Rasulgarh Durga Puja pandal in Bhubaneswar this season as the organisers have left no stone unturned to create ‘Indrapuri’ on earth.

The Rasulgarh Durga Puja Parichalana Committee is celebrating its 27th Durga Puja. It has been bringing in new concepts every year for design of the pandal. This year, the pandal has adorned the look of 'Indrapuri', the abode of Lord Indra or heaven as per Hindu mythology.

Similar to 'Indrapuri', life size models of white elephant resembling Airavata, the mount of Lord Indra, stands at the gate of the pandal which is constructed with flowers made of pink and white clothes. Besides, there are various other heavenly figures designed around the mandap.

Along with a Shivling the pandal also displays hundreds of miniature earthern pots and bells fitted with around 2,000 lights. Seven types of lighting have been installed in and around the pandal to enhance its look. All these have been done within a budget of Rs 25 lakh.

In line with the plastic ban initiated by the State Government on October 2, the Rasulgarh Durga Puja Parichalana Committee has decided to provide 'bhoga' to the devotees visiting the pandal in cloth bags.

The committee has also arranged for an ambulance to meet any emergency and wheelchairs for differently-abled and elderly devotees.

Prashant Kumar Srichandan Ray, Secretary, Rasulgarh Durga Puja Parichalana Committee