DIBRUGARH: Theatrepara Malipatty Durga Puja Committee is heading towards its 43rd year, and this year they have made a replica of the Kedarnath Temple.
Kedarnath Temple is one of the sacred pilgrimage places in Northern India, located on the bank of Mandakini River at an altitude of 3,584 metres above sea level. Kedarnath temple is a part of Char Dhams and Panch Kedar in Uttarakhand and one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva in India.
Theatrepara Malipatty Durga Puja in Dibrugarh has become one of the prominent pujas of Dibrugarh in the past several years because they always take up innovative themes which attract people and devotees to their puja mandap.
Ajay Kumar Chirania, secretary of the puja committee, said, “This year we have come with the theme of Kedarnath temple. Our main objective is to build a replica of Kedarnath temple so that many senior citizens who want to go to Kedarnath temple but cannot go due to various reasons, will get the same divine feeling in our pandal. The people will like our concept.”
“Every year a large number of people come to our puja mandap and praise our work. This time we are expecting a larger crowd because we have shifted the puja to our earlier place. Every year, we win several prizes for our innovative and theme-based puja pandal,” said Chirania.
He added, “The people will get to know about the Kedarnath temple. We will share all the information regarding the temple. Thermocol and all environment-friendly materials have been used to make the pandal. The idol has been made with all natural things. We don’t use any materials which are harmful to the environment.”
Similarly, the other puja pandals in Dibrugarh have also taken up environment-friendly themes to attract visitors. More than 120 puja pandals are expected to be erected this year in Dibrugarh.