When I searched for blogs on ‘Durga Puja Pandals in Faridabad’, I did not find any. This year, I decided to find some for myself and write a blog that could help others like me. I am an ardent devotee of Maa Durga and I always look forward to the festival of Durga Puja. While the ten days of Navratras are celebrated differently in many states, my favorite is how the Bengali community captures the ‘pujo vibes’. The dhak, dhunuchi dance, and the daily celebrations around the Gorgeous Durga maa idols in the themed pandals take the anticipation and excitement to another level. The enthusiasm, energy, and vibes associated with the Durga Puja festival are one-of-its-kind in the whole country. No place remains untouched by the festive exuberance. And there is no fun without pandal hopping. As a child, I fell in love with the idea of going from one pandal to another to worship Durga protimas and the appreciation for it has stayed. I was always blown away by the cheerfulness that thrived inside the pandals – dance, music, new clothes, good food, and community feeling. It was a feeling that brought immense joy to me but was difficult to describe in words. Even today, I never miss a chance to explore the small and big pandals around my location. If pandal hopping is your favorite thing too and you live in Faridabad, Haryana, this blog is just what you have been looking for. Below, I share pictures from 5 must-visit pandals in Faridabad.
5 Durga Puja Pandals that I visited in Faridabad in 2022
I wished to visit the lavish Durga Puja pandals in Delhi but due to some reason, we couldn’t travel far. So I insisted to my husband that we must explore the pandals in Faridabad this time. At first, we were not sure where to start but when we took help from Google, it suggested Kali Bari at Sector 16. We began from there and asked the people there to suggest us more. This way, we were able to see 5 Durga puja pandals in Faridabad. Let me take you to Faridabad’s Kalibari in Sector 16 and Durga Badi in NIT. Faridabad is not a city where Durga Puja is one of its prime festivals but yet the Bengali communities in the city have been doing their celebrations. I got to see a perfect amalgamation of modern puja and old sabeki (traditional) ways. Also, it was fun to be part of Dhunuchi dance at the Gurudwara Sabha, Sector 7, and Durgabadi in NIT, Faridabad. On Saptami, I visited 2 places. On Ashtami, I covered another 3 in Faridabad. On Navami, I visited Gaur city and Shipra Suncity in Greater Noida.
1. KALIBARI, Sector 16, Faridabad
2. SpringField, Faridabad
3. Gurudwara Sabha, Sector 7
4. Durgabadi, NIT Faridabad
5. Sector 29. Cultural Association, Faridabad
India is a land of beautiful festivals. Don’t miss the local celebrations in the coming year. Enjoy! And do share more places in Faridabad where Durga Puja celebrations take place. I would like to visit them next year.
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