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Nine majestic Durga Puja Pandals across Odisha

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 21:

The air is full of scent of camphor, incense sticks; ghee from the burning diyas and sounds of conch shells, aarti and drum beats reverberating for miles, the state is pulsating with energy.

Let’s do some Puja Pandal hopping:

1.Bhubaneswar

Check out the most visited pandal in Bhubaneswar. The Saheed Nagar Durga Puja Committee has set up a palace, inspired by the Midnapore style of architecture.

Saheed Nagar, Bhubaneswar

Saheed Nagar, Bhubaneswar

 

2. Cuttack

The magnificent Durga idol in Choudhry Bazaar, Cuttack

Choudhury Bazar , Cuttack
Choudhury Bazar , Cuttack

 

3. Puri

Triumph of good over evil: The idol of goddess Durga slaying Mahishasur in Janimundia Goshani, Puri

Janimundi, Puri
Janimundi Goshani, Puri

 

4. Sambalpur

The elegant  Durga pandal in Gobintala, Sambalpur

Gobindtala, Sambalpur
Gobindtala, Sambalpur

 

5. Rourkela

A replica of the Swami Narayan temple of Gujarat, at a height and width of 85 feet and 110 feet, respectively, has been built at Sector- 16, Rourkela.

Sector 16, Rourkela
Sector 16, Rourkela

 

6. Balasore

Flanked by Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati on either side, the imposing idol of Goddess Durga in Cinema Chhak, Balasore has many admirers.

Cinema Chak, Balasore
Cinema Chak, Balasore

 

7. Berhampur

Styled along the lines of Karnataka Vidhan Sabha, the puja pandal at Bijipur, Berhampur

 Bijipur, Berhampur
Bijipur, Berhampur

 

8. Angul

Spectacular Durga idol in Hulurisingha, Angul

Hulurisingha, Angul
Hulurisingha, Angul

 

9. Jeypore

Grand and vibrant Durga idol in Gandhi Chhak, Jeypore

Gandhi Chhak, Jeypore
Gandhi Chhak, Jeypore

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