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:
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
The magnificent Durga idol in Choudhry Bazaar, Cuttack
Triumph of good over evil: The idol of goddess Durga slaying Mahishasur in Janimundia Goshani, Puri
The elegant Durga pandal in Gobintala, Sambalpur
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.
Flanked by Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati on either side, the imposing idol of Goddess Durga in Cinema Chhak, Balasore has many admirers.
Styled along the lines of Karnataka Vidhan Sabha, the puja pandal at Bijipur, Berhampur
Spectacular Durga idol in Hulurisingha, Angul
Grand and vibrant Durga idol in Gandhi Chhak, Jeypore