Hyderabad: As Navaratri festivities head for the Vijaya Dashami day, celebrations, particularly at the Durga Puja pandals in different parts of the city have started to peak.
From Esamia Bazar to Gachibowli and Kukatpally to Nallakunta, pandals have been set up by the devotees with Durga idols and the venues buzzing with religious fervour in the mornings and evenings. Bengali or not, Durga Puja with installation of idols and later immersion of idols, has over the years become a part of Hyderabad festivities. The spirit of festivity is infectious and unmissable.
The striking pandals, the bhog, and the cultural festivities including dandiya and garba are what denizens wait every year. Here are some of the best puja pandals from Hyderabad with music and competitions.
Hyderabad Bangali Samity:
The celebrations at Hyderabad Bengali Samity in Domalguda go on till October 15, which is Dasami. Every day, there is pujo, competitions with exciting prizes, and cultural events. This year, the committee has made a double vaccination certificate mandatory for darshan.
Location: Sree Ramakrishna Mutt Marg, Indira Park Rd, Domalguda
Cyberabad Bengali Association
Cyberabad Bengali Association at Miyapur is hosting Durga Puja till October 15. The puja is being held at a small scale in the lobby area of Naren Palace. All the cultural and competitive events are being hosted virtually through their YouTube channel and broadcasted over various social media platforms.
The committee is promoting arts and crafts of Telangana like cheriyal painting by organising a live painting session on Wednesday and Thursday. The touchless bhog and Anjali is a new norm here.
Location: CBA Durga Puja, Bollaram Road, Miyapur
Probashi Socio-Cultural Association:
The celebration goes on till October 15 and the aarti here is done grandly. However, this year there is no bhog and sindoor utsav due to the pandemic. Make sure to be at all the food stalls.
Location: Nizampet Rd, opp. Hill County, Bachupally
Utsab Cultural Association:
The festivities here started on October 13 and will end on October 15. The committee cultural activities including dance performances and live performances and food stalls. If you want to take part in Bengal’s true culture, this is the place to be.
Location: National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Street Number 19, Telecom Nagar Extension, Gachibowli
Durga Puja is celebrated here in a grand way and the committee covers all kinds of Bengali rituals such as Pushpanjali, Sandhya Aarti, and more. Cultural events and competitions with exciting prizes are also held.
Location: Vivekanand Puram, Sainikpuri
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