A Glass Palace, the famous Satyanarayan Temple of Delhi and much more. Popular and imaginary monuments have come alive through welcome arches in Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Bhubaneswar. It is craftsmanship at its best during this part of the year in the city. Artisans from Bhubaneswar and Odisha have been working for the last two months to set up these beautiful, majestic structures for housing the Goddess during Durga Puja.

Odisha Durga Puja mandap

Rasulgarh Puja Pandal

This year, Rasulgarh Puja Committee will leave the pandal hoppers bedazzled with an 80-ft-high and 120-ft wide imaginary 'Glass Palace' that has been prepared with mirrors, bangles and glass pieces.

Saheed Nagar Puja Pandal

The magnificent Swaminarayan Temple of New Delhi has been replicated at Saheed Nagar, which is 6 km away from Rasulgarh. The 70-ft high and 120-ft wide has been fashioned with intricate carvings done in thermocol, jute .

Nayapalli Puja Pandal

The Janaki Mandir in Janakpur of Mithila region of Nepal has come alive at the Nayapalli Puja Pandal. Artisans from both Odisha and West Bengal have used copper metal and palm leaves to fashion the 80-ft high and 120-ft.

Durga Puja mandap Cuttack

Jharpada Puja Pandal

The Jharpada Durga Puja Committee has set up a ‘Maya Mahal’ (palace of illusions) as the welcome arch to its puja pandal. Sixty craftsmen from West Bengal created the 80-feet high and 120-feet wide pandal over a period.

Old Station Puja Pandal

Sarbajanina Durga Puja Samiti at Old Station Bazaar is the first puja committee to host a community puja and also set up a silver filigree backdrop for the Goddess in Bhubaneswar. Puja here started 61 years back.