The work of an unknown artist - Sharatda Mandir,Parnasree
Sharada Mandir is a small temple of Parnasree with a wide open space in its front and right by the side of a water-body. This area is in centre of activities during Durga Puja - Kali Puja phase.
During the Pujas, hordes of revelers crowd pandals erected here. During Durga Puja, 'bhog' is served against a modest charge - very popular with the residents. In 2013, I heard grumblings about over-booking. The evenings see 'arati' as well as interesting musical programs, quite popular with residents of Parnasree who do not venture much in the crowded streets of Calcutta.
This year Indra Pal and his small team is working here , shaping up three sets of Devi and her family. Famous he is not, but, has a very good temperament. I went to his work area during the last phase of preparation and brought a good nos of photographs. A few are posted here .
|Deity getting dressed up.|
|Mahisasura subjugated !|
|Young boy has a tummy ready to compete with that of Ganesha !|
|Indra Pal attends to Ganesha as Lakshmi Devi stands nearly ready !|
|On the morning of 'triteeya'.|