Durga Pooja, Jabalpur, 2009

Durga Pooja in Jabalpur is seriously serious. The count of pandals all over the city is incredible and the quality of artwork is brilliant. You will just keep looking at the small small details the artists work on. Easily second best Durga Pooja after Kolkata hands down. I was blessed to go home (jabalpur) during dussehra this time around. Some pics:

The wish to be unique is visible in many statues. Single color, marble sort of look given to the whole setup:

Goddess on lotus (giving the illusion of) floating on water.
Pandal entrance. See the crowd. Perfect for pick pockets. But you know what? I havn’t heard any such cases, people really have faith during the celebration.
Some like to go unconventional, and try to depict a war scene mixing with the traditional stances
Some organizers maintain consistency. For e.g., the Pooja at telegraph are known for angry face goddess Durga (since my childhood, thats arnd 25yrs, they have remained consistent)
This is one of the small pandals, believe me
See the size of the following statueSome times, just watching the pandals gives the fillAgain, compare the size of the statue with the person standing in front. Truly divine.Check out the complete album here

14 thoughts on “Durga Pooja, Jabalpur, 2009

  1. dude ! awesome ….. thanks man for such beautiful pictures ….

    going home for diwali .. will bring back picks of 'random people throwing crackers at more random people' …

  2. @skp oh yeah, chk out the album too!
    lol, pics of random ppl throwing… hahahah lol, do find one in which a dog has tailed with a cracker, i hate dogs πŸ˜› πŸ˜€
    @rauhl no idea watcha talkin abt
    @Marutib thank you πŸ™‚

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