Bengalis from Kolkata who were local in Delhi started this puja in 1991
Theme : KUMARI MAHOTSAV : Save The Girl Child Initiative
A jail wall would be constructed around the pandal to create a courtyard feel and to reinforce the key theme – Kumari Mahotsav. The pandal represents the universal epicenter of creation, the womb of the Kumari ( girl child ) and the jaali wall around it represents the society and culture responsible for nurturing and protecting it. The jaalis let free movement of thoughts, ideas and emotions through the cosmic energy field.
At the centre of the pandal is the idol of ‘ maha kaumari ’ – a young girl riding a fierce lion. In one hand she carries the trident and in the other she holds a paper windmill – Firki. Wearing a checkered yellow cotton sari, she sports an innocent smile whilst riding the untamed beast – she is the kaumari, the innocent devi who practices controlled power and energy.
Art Director / Theme Artist :
Pratima : Manik Pal
Pandal : Shyamal Kar, Krishnanagar
Lighting : Shyamal Kar, Krishnanagar
Theme :Pandal was inspired by Rashtrapati Bhavan
Celebrating 100 years of moving Capital from Calcutta to Delhi.
Art Director / Theme Artist : Samrat Banerjee
Pratima : Manick Pal
Awarded by Times of India
Name : Samir Banerjee - General Secretary
Address : Uday Shanker Park, E Block, Greater Kailash - 2, New Delhi - 48