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Nov 26, 2018

Durga puja a symbol that Jamshedpur is MINI INDIA


After three years I was able to attend the Durga Puja pandals again in my hometown-Jamshedpur. As I entered the first pandal a wave of nostalgia swept over me. And then I remembered why I miss living here. In Jamshedpur, all the festivals are given equal importance. It is like a mini version of India where Christmas, Eid, Holi, Diwali, Guru Nanak Jayanti everything is celebrated with zest.

The whole Jamshedpur is decorated with pandals and lights. No matter where you go you will find that part of the city decorated. In every corner of the city, the people can find pandals, melas and appetizing street food like Golgappa, Chat, Bhelpuri, Dosa, Chole Bhature and the list is endless. This is the best time to see Jamshedpur at its best but only if the person doesn’t mind moving around in crowded places.


Something for the shopaholics -

The Durga puja pandals are like ‘melas’. It is often like a sale. Once a shopaholic enters such place it is impossible for him/her to return empty-handed.

These melas have everything from artwork to common use things. If the person is good at bargaining then he returns home like a winner. The shopping is a steal for him/her.


 Exhilarating and hair-raising rides

How can a mela be complete without a ride? Most of the melas in Durga Puja have thrilling rides. The rides are the most fun part for me while visiting a pandal. As I like to consider myself an adventurer so I like the thrilling feeling the rides give. My personal favourite is the Ferris wheel because when it moves downwards it gives the feeling of a free fall. I get that tickling and exhilarating feeling which no other ride gives to me. So basically there is something for everyone in these Durga Puja pandals.