Kokrajhar basks under Durga Puja fervour

Kokrajhar, October 12: As the state is gearing up to usher into Durga Puja festivities, several puja committees here are busy giving finishing touches to the puja mandaps to attract the pandal hoppers.

Sarbajanin Durga Utsav Mandap, Santinagar has planned something special this year. The theme of the pandal is Mahadev Hills. Coloured rocks, thermocol, clothes and other materials have been used to erect the pandal which will celebrate the 66th edition of Durga Puja.

More than 800 colourful umbrellas and lights will be used to decorate the road leading to the pandal.  Artist Kartik Bhattacharya is decorating the pandal. The estimated budget of the puja pandal this years is around Rs 5 lakh. More than 20 labourers are working round-the-clock to erect the pandal in all its glory.

The five day festivities will begin from October 15.