GUWAHATI: This year, a Durga Puja pandal in Bongaigaon district of Assam is being built as a replica of the under-construction Ram temple at Ayodhya. The themed pandal is being created by the Forward Sporting Club in the West-colony of the town.
Interestingly, the idol of 'Durga Maa' installed in this pandal is carved without a weapon, and stands out as a symbol of peace.
Talking about this unique Durga Puja pandal, Tarak Nath Ghosh said, "This time, Forward Sporting Club marks 59 years and on this occasion the club has presented a replica of the grand Shri Ram temple of Ayodhya. While everyone is excited about how the Ram temple will look like, it will take a few years for its completion. Keeping this in mind, we tried to create a model, depicting a look alike of the Ram temple for the people of the city.
Along with this, we have also tried to pass on a message with the idol of Durga. This time, the Durga idol in this pandal is seen without any weapons, instead she can be seen in a yoga posture, giving out a message of peace, Ghosh added.
Every year, the Durga Puja pandals in Bongaigaon have showcased unique themes with their remarkable art and craft. Moreover, this year many unique themed pandals have been constructed in Guwahati.
Some of the unique puja pandals in Guwahati
1. Dispur Sarbajanin Puja Committee
Dispur Sarbajanin Puja Committee displaying West Bengal village theme. On the walls, the artist painted a bihu- dancing woman, a car as well as Lord Vishnu and Goddess Durga.
2. Gokul Homes Durga Committee
Gokul Homes Durga Committee is exhibiting a 15-feet Shiva sculpture at the Barsapara Durga Puja Pandal. The puja pandal includes the Shiva sculpture which is inspired by the Adiyogi Statue in Coimbatore.
3. Triangular Railway Colony
The Triangular Railway Colony Puja pandal in Pandu, Maligaon will depict a village life theme in an eco-friendly manner.