The Durga Puja marathon just came to an end!
2018 has witnessed multiple pandals that have adhered to elaborate and innovative themes - both traditional and contemporary in their own rights.
Hold your horses. Team penfreak brings to you the most attention grabbing pandals across the state, from Bongaigaon and Mangaldai to Tinsukia and Dibrugarh, and from Silchar and Guwahati to Nagaon and Tezpur, and also covering the towns of Jorhat and Sivsagar.
The commerical hub of Assam had much to offer this autumn. With themes so innovative, the town, no doubt, had to be one's top pick for pandal hopping.
This town in Upper Assam boasts of some of the most picturesque pandals and innovative pratimas that were definitely the best amongst whole of Assam.
Durga Puja and Silchar - synonymous, ain't they? And this time too, the town down in Barak Valley lived upto it's name with some of the pandals that were in no way less than those in Kolkata in terms of magnitude and allure.
The frolic of the Durga Puja had the cultural capital of Assam too within grasp. With pratimas so elegant and pandals so beautifully made, the town once again stood its ground in the entire state.
That one Puja pandal in the town - yes, the one that took everyone to a land beyond imagination - had to be one of the very best the state has ever seen. The other pandals were also equally grand, with some really beautiful and innovative themes.
The commercial capital of upper Assam has one of the most happening crowds in the entire state. And with a crowd this awesome, the Pujas here had to be awesome.
With pratima dressed in traditional Mekhela Chadar, this one Puja pandal back in Mangaldai won everyone's hearts. Of course, not to forget the elaborate pandals in Mangaldai as well as whole of Darrang district - all equally alluring.
The town which was once the crux of the Ahom Kingdom - and it had so much to offer this fall. With a crowd so energetic and pandals so elaborate, Durga Puja was really a grand affair here.
Dibrugarh is definitely our top pick for 'the town with best Puja Pandals' this 2018. We have already covered this town in a separate post, so give it a look.
And last but not the least, we present to you some of the pandals around the city of Guwahati. We have already done a separate post on this too, so don't forget to hit the link below.
Credits: Dibyaraj Dutta, Naba Raj Chetri, Nibedita Nath, Ananya Chakraborty, Nikita Agarwal, Anurupa Ghosh, Prajnan Jyoti Bhardwaj, Shushamanka Das, Utpal Mazumdar, HeerakJyoti Sarkar, Koustav J Kashyap, Dikshita Gogoi, Karan Bora, Suman Chetry, Suruj Jyoti Dutta, Nidarshan Kashyap, Pratap K Das and many more.
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