Silchar, Oct 20 : It is that time of the year when emotions for the festive occasion get heightened with frenzy and craze for Durga Puja and people across southern Assam are all set to celebrate the festive days in grand style.
While the Puja days are yet to formally begin from Maha Saptami, revelers have already flooded the pandals from East to West and North to South of Silchar and its outskirts. One of the talking points of This year’s Durga Puja is the manifestation of the replica of the iconic London Bridge at the premises of Aponjan Durga Puja Committee in Bilpar area which is already pulling a visible crowd for the past two days. Set up over a pond, the pandal has fascinatingly replicated the London bridge with attractive display of laser lights. The idol of Goddess Durga is equally impressive with devotees seen admiring the overall efforts of the organisers.
Like yesteryears, the Kalabari Road Puja Committee at Udharbond continues with its fame to attract great crowd this year as well. The pandal replicates the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata and the special attraction for the devotees is the glimpse of the Amarnath caves. People young and old have thronged the pandal with great expectations and they said that their quest for witnessing such a massive scale of creative excellence has been thoroughly fulfilled.
The idol of Dakshin Bilpar Puja Committee will be laced in bamboo as the all-women Durga Puja at Panchayat Road which is celebrating its 25th year of organising Durga Puja also promises to be a crowd puller. Designed on the theme of Nabadurga, the pandal and the idol bears a touch of the tradition.
Talking about tradition, the Puja pandal of Ambikapur Purbopara O Hospital Road Puja committee, a century-old puja committee is echoing history as the idol of Duga and her celestial children will be seen wrapped in golden leaves.
“The Puja celebrations are yet to begin but we have already witnessed many of the popular puja pandals across the town and suburbs,” said a section of the revelers.
Meanwhile, anticipating a heavy rush of revelers for pandal hopping, the Cachar Police and Administration have taken a slew of measures to keep the movement of traffic under control and avert any untoward incidents. Police ensured sufficient deployment of forces and also informed that control rooms and watch towers have been set up at various corners to regulate the movements and keep and close watch on the developments during the festive days.