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City's stunning pandals to wow outskirts during Jagadhatri, Kali Pujas

Kolkata: A number of theme-based pandals in the city which seem to have wooed thousands of revelers
during Durga Puja is all slated to live a second life during Jagadhatri Puja and some during Kali Puja too.
Hindustan Park Sarbojonin at Gariahat in South Kolkata that had its pandal décor and figurines made of tyre and rubber tubes to add a tribal feel to the festival will be reused at Bharat Mata Sangha puja at Bhadreshwar, Hooghly.
The pandal at Dum Dum Park Tarun Dal that had made an installation of boat and fishing nets used by fishermen will be travelling to Jagadhatri Puja at Bamunpara in Chandannagar.
"It is really heartening as a theme-maker to find that those who failed to make it to the city to witness the pandals will have a second chance during Jagadhatri Puja," Anirban, the theme maker of both the pujas said.
The pandal of Tridhara Akalbodhon made by artist Gouranga Kuila that has churned out the theme: "Modernism — a boon or a curse" highlighting the advent of modern tech savvy things is gradually making us forget our culture, heritage and making us pursue the futuristic amenities and mechanisms in our day-to-day lives will be transported to Mankundu in Hooghly for the upcoming Jagadhatri Puja.
Kuila's 41 Pally puja pandal at Haridevpur portraying the message of communal harmony through its theme has found takers from Niyogi Bagan in Chandannagar, Hooghly, to be reused during the Jagadharti puja.
"My pandal at Barisha Club with theme "Lakshyabhed" delineating the various ways as to how people are striving to reach their goal overcoming one hurdle after another will be used again during Kali Puja at Nandakumar in East Midnapore," he added.
Some of the pujas like Bhowanipore 75 Palli that has churned out "A slice of London — in Bhowanipore" as its theme is planning to install its idol permanently in any one of the famous institutions of UK like British Museum or London University.
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