The Agartala club designs a Durga puja pandal in the shape of a “pineapple queen”
Durga puja is there and the states of Assam, Tripura and West Bengal celebrate it with great fervor. Durga Puja celebrations have also started in Agartala, the capital of Tripura. Hordes of people thronged in the various pandals on Monday (Sasthi day) to see the arrangements made by the different puja commissions and clubs.
Tuesday (Saptami), people will start to skip various pandals to pay homage to the goddess Durga. Since the sky opened, people have been in the mood for the party. Many people have visited the pandals the day of Sasthi indicating that from Saptami, the police will start to put in place “Entry bans” in various places, which “creates a lot of hassle”.
Few clubs in Agartala offered unique themes for Durga Puja This year. One of these clubs is the Blue Lotus Club which designed its pandal pineapple-shaped Queen’s State fruit of Tripura to stun the pandal hoppers.
The Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurated the “Queen Pineapple” pandal puja and say that the pandal will help spread the message about the fruits of Tripura State among visitors and also motivate farmers “to get into pineapple cultivation, which will help double their income”. Deb was accompanied by his wife. The Shantikami club pandal theme resembled the Shiva temple built by Maharaja Hari Singh of Jammu and Kashmir.