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Tala Park Pratyay

Tala Park Prattay

Theme Artist : Debasish Barui

Idol Artist : Subrata Mridha

Theme : Mon or Mind

The human mind has infinite possibilities and thoughts, it is this vastness which has been brought to life by this pandal. You are welcomed at the gate with a structure depicting water, then move through fog, droplets of rain, tantric motifs till you find yourself in the cosmos- showing how far the mind go. However, through chained pillars at the sides, the pandal also shows that the mind is chained by responsibilities and attachments. In the end, everything comes together, and we reach Devi Durga, who is shown here as an embodiment of peace.

Suruchi Sangha

Suruchi sangha

Theme Artist : Subrata Banerjee

Idol Artist : Naba Pal

Theme : Unity in Diversity

Artists from Murshidabad and Birbhum have been roped in to make the pandal which has been made out of bamboo cane and sponge gourd. 15 types of bamboos have been collected from across of the country, with an objective to showcase how bamboos can be used to make artworks of international standard. The livelihood of the people who carve out things with bamboos has also been highlighted. They have also highlighted the upcoming Under 17 World Cup event in Kolkata through a football model made with bamboo, with 16 figures surrounding the ball, clad in jerseys of 16 of the participating countries.

Abasar Sarbojanin

Abasar Sarbojanin Durgotsab

Theme Artist : Subrata Banerjee

Idol Artist : Subrata Banerjee

Theme : Global warming and the catastrophic Impact of Climate Change

Built in a shape of a globe, the pandal depicts the adversity of the rising temperature on Earth. As one enters the mandap, nature’s fury takes the shape of a tornado that’s rising right at the centre. But more than the concept what really is unique about the mandap that it has been built with almost 8,000 kgs of glass. Yes, with an array of colours, here artist Subrata Banerjee wanted to highlight the dying heritage of Indian glasswork and industry.