Kolkata: Santosh Mitra Square, the pandal is the main limelight of this grand festival. As thousands of devotees and revellers are making a beeline for a marquee in north Kolkata to pay obeisance to a Durga idol decked out in a sari made by using 22-carat gold worth crores of rupees. But, Alas for the devotees!
On Friday short Circuit in Santosh Mitra Square Puja has made the devotees depressed as the Kolkata Police denies permission for Santosh Mitra Square Puja for long hours. An Inspection will be done again. Then the door will open for the devotees.
As the city kicks off the biggest gala of the year, hundreds have been heading towards London! Well, this version of London that’s in North Kolkata. Set foot in Santosh Mitra Square, and you find yourself amidst the iconic London Bridge, Big Ben, London Eye and Buckingham Palace — all this at Sealdah Park.
And that’s not all. Inside this gorgeous Buckingham Palace replica there something that has never been done before. All the idols at this pandal are wearing haute couture by Agnimitra Paul for the club’s 82nd celebrations. And Ma Durga idol adorns a sari made of pure gold.