Puja Pandal in Ranchi as replica of ISKCON BangaloreImage Source: DainikBhaskar.com

Known for its incredible art work among the Ranchi-ites, Bharatiya Nav Yuvak Sangh aka Bakri Bazaar pandal is set to enchant the leisure buffs with the prominent and one of the finest examples of modern architecture. In yet another major attempt to showcase the best creative work, the facsimile of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple of  Bangalore has been carved out here, bringing this puja pandal into a league of unique.

With its vibrant and enormous presentation, the visitors will yet again get an opportunity to see the rich legacy of contemporary design with a mix blend of miniature ethnic art work. Famous for inimitable themes since decades, this puja pandal at Bakri Bazaar witnesses huge footfall from the capital city as well as from the adjoining areas.

To create a similar ambiance as that of  ISKCON Temple, the famous pandal is being designed keeping the similar colour combination and rich texture of the temple that has a global presence. With as many as 100 creative hands involved in this creative venture, biodegradable materials like thermocol, fiber and ply boards are being used in sufficient quantity by the artists to carve out the structure with fine designs.

According to the Bhartiya Yuvak Sangh puja committee members, the interior decoration is quite different from that of the original temple and is amalgamation of different art-forms, cultures and superficial appearances.

“In a bid to protect environment, figurines of deities including interior and exterior designing is being done with eco-friendly materials. All art works are being done on thermocol, fiber and wooden stuffs. Fancy decorative materials will be used specifically for interior decoration. People will also get to see a few tribal art forms inside the pandal,” said, General Secretary of Bharatiya Yuvak Sangh Puja Pandal Samiti, Amar Poddar.

Interestingly besides the theme, the statuette of deities decked up here is probably the tallest figurines put up by any puja pandal in the State Capital. This year too giving aesthetic touch to the idols, all the deities are being decorated keeping the traditional concept while integrating them with tribal art forms.

“This year, all idols measures approximately 22 feet. Keeping in view the ambiance of a temple, a little creative twist is being given to idols designs for all fresh look. Entertainment zones and numerous food stalls are the other added perks here; brainstorming is being done to select the entertainment theme for this festive season,” added Poddar.

Source: thepioneer                  Dated: 10 October 2018