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Theme: Presents German Artist GREGOR SCHNEIDER's "it's all Rheydt", a theme based on a German village.
The Ekdalia Evergreen Puja Committee was established in the year 1943. Organised by Shri. Subrata Mukherjee, Ekdalia Evergreen is among the most famous pujas in South Kolkata. Located right on the heart of Gariahat, the nerve center of the South. This puja has become famous for its beautiful idol, exotic pandals and gorgeous lighting. The uniqueness of their pandals stands in the fact that they often make magnificent replicas of temples from all over India.Last year they made the audience dumbstruck with 'The Sacre Coeur' (sacred heart) Church in Paris, with Shiva and the 10 avatars of Durga within. Atop the dome there was a trishul, around of which you could see village scenes from works of Bengali authors and poets.
This year Ekdalia Evergreen is celebrating 68th years with huge applause and granduer. Inspired by Nageswar Temple, which is situated beside Somnath Temple of Gujraat, this year the pandal adorned with mythological story from the epic, Ramayana and Mahabharata and decked up with unique art work.
As always, Ekdalia evergreen has adopted theme culture. The interior of the pandal will be decorated with amazing art work by using jute and exterior by Plaster of Paris with a view to give a stony look. Undoubtedly the glorious illumination will enchant everybody, especially children. Roaming through the pandal you will feel the essence of Arabian Night. Won't you be surprised to meet Alaadin at Ekdalia ? How will you react to see Alibaba & Chaalis Chor here in the hreat of Kolkata? So, schedule your puja trip now and revamp the list in case Ek Dalia was not there!
Idol: A unique, practically articulated with innovative and traditional Goddess conceived by Shri Sanatan Rudra Pal. The Goddess dresses are the main attraction for this Puja. The idol will look like as per description about Durga maa, written in Chandimangal.
Pandal decoration will be done by Maa Mangala Decorators whereas lighting will be monitored by De Electric, Chandannagar. You can see some extra ordinary lighting this year here in Ekdalia vergreen.
Day/Date of Inauguration: On Panchami.e. 12th October’2010 and it is expected that the inaugauration wil be done by Railway Miniister Mamata Banerjee.
Social & Cultural side: Ekdalia Evergreen provides round the year free eye treatment camp. Throughout the year they organise several activities such as cultural programmes, blood donation and free medical check-up camps, distributing free books and garments to the poor, financial support to any three Madhyamik poor students and mobilized finance in assisting marriage of one destitute through collective donations.
How to go: Ekdalia Evergreen is a renowned Baroyari Durga Puja of South Kolkata. It is situated near Mandevilla Gardens where the South Point Junior School is located. The landmark nearest to this puja is the new Gariahat Flyover. The nearestmetro station to this puja is Kalighat. The puja can be reached easily from Park Circus as well.
Key Person- Shri. Goutam Mukherjee.
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