Thursday, October 21, 2010

Theme Titanic And Lotus Temple - Durga Puja Guwahati 2010

A Durga Puja Committee (Shantipur) in Guwahati paid a special tribute to the ocean liner Titanic on the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the ship.It took nearly four months to make this  pandal.Not only it let out the smoke but also hooted at times.The inside of the pandal was centrally air conditioned for the comfort of the devotees.
Have a look at Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet ) and Jack Dawson (Leonardo DeCaprio) .Heat and dust of Guwahati made them look and dress little(lot) different . Rose was dressed in a pink top and white knee length skirt while Jack chose a dark cotton full sleeves shirt and stone washed denim .
Have a closer look .They look little uncomfortable and surprised  - thanks to the huge crowd of pandal hoppers .
A crew member .
Ship anchor .
Here is another pandal(Latasil area) themed as Bahai Lotus Temple of Delhi .This pandal had a mela (fair) like feel.
Kids enjoyed a ride on this manually operated merry go round .My six year old daughter had a tough time fitting into that small sized plastic cars but was happy anyway.
There were many stalls selling toys and snacks too.

43 comments:

  1. wowww..kya baat hi...mazha aa gaya...hey post dekh ke...

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  2. Titanic is simply awesome...
    The Lotus shaped pandal is the famous Bahai Temple at Delhi!
    Wonderful clicks! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. What imagination and what effort. totally bowled over by the Titianic pandal. The Lotus Temple too is very authentic. Says a lot about the creativity and global outlook of the people of the town :)

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  4. what imagination..very nice and innovative concept :) loved the clicks..

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  5. Thanks a lot Ramesh ,Shilpa and Abha for enjoying the post !
    @Shilpa ...i am going to edit the title now by adding the word temple.

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  6. I have not words but just this to say,"unbelievable"

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  7. looks like fun for the kiddies and adults too.

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  8. So sweet.. I also love the Bahai temple..

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  9. whoa, Kavita. You have been roaming around a lot lately! Thanks for the nice post. Did your son ride in the car merry go round, too?

    Indians seem to be very good at making statues. Very life-like!

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  10. Hello!

    Very nice post with many beautiful photos!!

    Kisses from Romania,

    Irina

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  11. such productions!




    Aloha from Hawaii

    Comfort Spiral

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  12. This is so awesome and in only four months, wow. They did an incredible job, I just love it. Thanks for sharing with us

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  13. Wow Kavita !!! As always very informative post. We would have never found out otherwise. I read your posts and tell to you my fried...and they ask "how do you know all these..." my answer...Kavita's blog and an obvious benefit of blogging.

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  14. Too good.Many of us would never see this event,if you hadn't taken us there.Pictures are real good.Thanks for sharing.

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  15. That is such an amazing pandal! I loved seeing all your photos. It looks like such a fabulous celebration and a fun time for kids and parents.

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  16. Looks real, Kavita, unimaginable! Who got the idea to celebrate Durga Pooja in this manner? Interesting!

    Nice pictures! Loved the Bahai temple pandal too!

    Good to know that your children enjoyed the trip!

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  17. Pandals are always innovative and mostly show the latest fads. This time itlooks different that they chose Titanic over something more recent. Nice reproductions though

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  18. wonderful you guys in india have so much funnnnnnnnn i envy alll

    the ship and the lotus pandaal awesome
    and the kids on the ridess they are having a ball of a time

    Bikram's

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  19. This is my fifth attempt in two days to post a comment here!!!
    Lovely pandals. Keep having fun and sharing the info!

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  20. Thanks so much for bringing these to us Kavita. I would have never been able to see them otherwise.
    Such different concepts! Amazing :)

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  21. That's pretty cool...wonder why they chose titanic? :) Both the pandals look good..

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  22. This is very nice, excellent photos,I look forward to new features

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  23. ♥ Olá, amiga!
    Passei para uma visitinha...♥♥
    É interessante... muito diferente!...♥
    As fotos estão incríveis.
    ♥ Bom fim de semana!
    Beijos.
    ♥♥ Itabira
    Brasil♥♥
    ✿ܓܓ✿ܓ✿ܓ

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  24. Wow! beautiful pandals. They look very much real.

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  25. The titanic one was simply awesome.I can imagine the hard work that was required to make it. Puja is a fun time for kids anyway. Looks like all of you had fun.

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  26. Titanic looks too good to be true.

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  27. y fear when kavi is here..always my friend:)

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  28. y fear when kavi is here..always my friend:)

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  29. The Titanic pandal is amazing. So much work and detail in a temporary structure that means so much.

    I was sick for a while, and unable to do much reading. I loved going back through your recent posts and catching up. I missed you and your beautiful photos and history lessons.

    I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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  30. wow nice themes .I really likef the titanic pandal ,and kate and leonardo were looking awesome!

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  31. A fascinating post, many thanks for sharing all these photos with us.

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  32. thats looks so wonderful and fun filled :D
    lovely photos :D

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  33. That is such a great idea. I like how they took history and media and put them both together.
    Looks like the kids had a lot of fun.

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  34. beautiful
    thanks for sharing

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  35. Hi...beautiful post. Thank you

    Now there is a lotus structure in Santhigiri Ashram in Kerala. Made of white marble. I will try to bring some snaps next time I visit home...

    Enjoyed reading your post..

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  36. Thats very creative...
    Loved the titanic theme, the actors, the captain,even the anchor!!!
    Its wonderful to know so much about festivals of India...
    During Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Mumbai, similar theme pandals are made!!
    Thanks for your visit. Nice to meet you!

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  37. Looks great, thanks for sharing.

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  38. wow that was amazing and special too!

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  39. Amazing post !!!
    My compliments ...

    hugs from The Netherlands

    Kareltje =^.^=
    Anya

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