Covid or no-Covid era, millenium city Cuttack never leaves any stone unturned to make Durga Puja festival an occasion of pure glitter. It is here that the popular adage, all that glitters is not gold (and silver), literally is proved wrong. The city dazzles with gold and silver filigree works every year at the puja pandals and is well-known across the country for its royal celebrations. As devotees are set to bid adieu to Maa Durga, take a virtual tour of the pandals to catch a glimpse of the deity for one last time before the final ritual of idol immersion.
Maa Durga at Chauliaganj mandap in Cuttack.
Balu Bazaar mandap: Oldest in the silver city, it is said that Balu Bazaar is where the tradition of pandals and idol worship by devotees started.
Badambadi-Shankarpur Puja committee in Cuttack is unique in its own way as Shiva-Parvati are worshipped during Durga Puja.
Maa Durga at Bajrakabati Samanta Sahi mandap in Cuttack.
Maa Durga at Choudhury Bazar mandap in Cuttack.
At the pandal of Nimchouri Puja committee, one can witness the entire Shiva family in the idols.
Maa Durga at Upper Telanga Bazar mandap in Cuttack.
This is the mandap of Buxi Bazar puja Committee.
This mandap in Chandi Chowk is one of the most famous and finest in terms of design with intricate silver filigree backdrop.
Maa Durga at the Khan Nagar mandap in Cuttack.
Maa Durga at the Mohammadia puja mandap in Cuttack.
Mali Sahi mandap in Cuttack
Mandap of Mangalabag puja committee in Cuttack.
Rajbagicha Labour Colony mandap
Maa Durga at Ranihat puja mandap in Cuttack.
This puja mandap at Sheikh Bazar in Cuttack, which sees active participation of both Hindus and Muslims, is an epitome of communal harmony.