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Famous Durga Puja 2016 in Mumbai – Navi Mumbai and Suburbans
Even though not as big as it is in Kolkata, Mumbai has its own flavour when it comes to Durga Puja Pandals. Mumbai makes up for the lack of numbers in pandals with its celebrity touch and luxurious pandals. Mumbai has about a 100 pandals and some of them attract Bollywood celebs and their families and friends.
Powai Bengali Welfare Association:
This is famous for its big budget spendings every year. It attracts the highest crowd every year and they come up with innovative themes every year. Last year it had a replica of the Sripuram Golden Temple and had special performances by singers Babul Supriyo and Monali Thakur. It is located in Hiranandani Gardens in Powai.
Balkanji Bari in Santacruz:
This is famous for its celebrity touch. Its organised by the Mukherjee family and celebs from the family, Kajol, tanisha, Rani Mukherjee attend the feast. It is located next to Lions Garden in Juhu Road Santacruz West.
Shivaji Park in Dadar:
This is famous for being the oldest Pandal in the City. Even though this is not a big pandal or rich in decoration, it is famous for its food court. You get to taste the bengali sweets and pick up traditional sarees and jewellary from this place. Located at the Bengal Club in Veer Savarkar Marg in Shivaji Park Dadar.
The pandal you must visit is the Shivaji Park’s Bengal Club Durga Puja in Dadar West. It is the oldest Durga Pujo in the city. Although the pandal may not be very big. Or even the most ornate, but it’s got one hellova food court. You get steaming hot mutton, chicken, fish chops; curies with rice; and rolls and Bengali sweets. You can also pick up Baluchari, kantha and tanth sarees, as also traditional terracotta jewelry brought from Paschim Banga.
Location of Shivaji Park Durga Puja:
Bengal Club, Veer Savarkar Marg, Shivaji Park, Dadar (W)
Contact: 2445 1538
Ramkrishna Mission Durga Puja in Khar:
Famous for its traditional Kumari Puja in which an eight year old girl is decorated as Goddess Durga on Durga Asthami and seated on a thrown and worshipped by the crowd with flowers. You can go to this place for its authentic bhog served in the afternoon. It is located in Ramakrishna Mission Marg in Khar.
Vashi Durga Puja:
Famous for its food outlets, this is the must visit place for a foodie. Its located near ICL School in Vashi.
And what’s a celebration without food. This is the time for chicken rolls, Mughlai parathas and Calcutta’s very own biryani. Vashi’s Sector 15 Durga puja is the best place to stuff your face full. The food here is simply irresistible, but be prepared to shell out some money. A rosogolla that should cost you Rs 5 will be nothing below Rs 15.
Location of Vashi Durga Puja:
ICL School Ground, Sector 15, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Thakur Village Durga Pujo, Kandivali:
Famous for the traditional Bhog — Khichudi and Labda
Don’t miss during pandal hopping the Khichudi and labda (mixed vegetable) at Kandivali, Thakur Village Puja. Durga pujo without the traditional bhog is incomplete for Bengalis. You will be amazed at the number of non-Bengalis crowding to savour the bhog here.
A-22, Jinal Appartment,
Besides Gokul Garden,
Thakur Complex, Kandivali (E)
North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja
The purpose of North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja trust is to teach people how to follow modern culture and yet remain rooted to the Hindu traditions and values. It showcases the very best of Bengali culture, art, and entertainment in its own unique manner. The primary objectives of the Trust are to:
Promote awareness of Bengali identity, its cultural and spiritual heritage.
Organize cultural programs and events involving Bengali and other Indian traditional and contemporary cultural activities.
Organize efforts to maintain and perpetuate Bengali and Indian culture among the youth of Indian origin during the process of their assimilation into the mainstream.
Promote the belief in “Power of Sati” (Sati denotes the female form, as a symbol of female dynamism)
Participate in charitable causes through voluntary work and fund raising.
Since its inception, the association has been promoting Bengali culture and awareness by hosting cultural programs throughout every year and celebrating prominent Bengali events such as Saraswati Puja, Paila Baishak , Rabindra Jayanti and Durga Puja.