Sreebhumi Sporting Club pandal live updates at Saptami | Kolkata’s this club is viral in social media
Burj Khalifa Lighting Off: Durga Pujo is just round the corner and Kolkata, in the meantime, is all lit up as Devi Durga is all set to descend on earth with her children. The West Bengal capital revels in joy during the five days of Durga Pujo – Shashthi, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Vijaya Dashami as people go pandal hopping around the Kolkata and enjoy delicacies all across.
Burj Khalifa Lighting Off; Sreebhumi Sporting Club:
Come to Sreebhumi Sporting Club in the Salt Lake City’s Lake Town area and witness Kolkata’s own Burj Khalifa which happens to also be the Marquee for Durga Puja celebrations there.
The 145-feet tall Burj Khalifa pandal has special lighting arrangements that will make it look nothing short of majestic at night. 250 workers built the pandal over a span of two months.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Sujit Bose, Sreebhumi Sporting Club President, said, “Every year, we build the pandal in form of a replica of iconic buildings. Earlier, we had built it on the theme of Paris Opera, Kedarnath and Puri temples among others.”
The nearby roads saw massive traffic jams on Monday as cars full of visitors streamed from all over the metropolis to look at the marquee set up for the Durga Puja.
Like in previous years, the organisers have covered their Durga idol with 45 kilogrammes of gold, state fire minister Sujit Bose, who is also one of the officials of the Puja, told PTI.
“Every year, we build one iconic structure as our `pandal’ (marquee). Last year, we had built a replica of the Kedarnath Temple. This year our artist proposed Burj Khalifa. We sent him to Dubai to get every detail of the structure, so that a good job could be done,” Bose said.
Declining to comment on the funds spent for the pandal, Bose claimed that the Puja is already a hit among enthusiasts and is giving other big Durga Pujas a run for their money.