Bidhannagar was built on reclaimed salt water lake, that's why is known as a Salt Lake City. It's a highly developed part of Kolkata, India. Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal and it's a home to the biggest yearly festival celebrated by Bengali people in India - Durga Puja.This year 2013, we visited our family so we could celebrate with them this beautiful religious festival.
It took few days to set up the pandal. There are over 2000 pandals in Kolkata, some of them are big, some of them are smaller, but there is no difference in celebrating.
In my previous post (Idol making studio in Kolkata) you could see the process of making those idols. After they are painted and partly decorated, time for a transfer to their pandal. About the look of the pandal and the idols decide the community of Puja. To be honest I prefer the traditional look of murti (statues) over the theme once.