Durga Puja in pune has been probably the second largest public celebration observed after Ganesh festival, where residents can discover pandal and lightings in the city. Festivity of Durga puja expanding populace across in pune this year around 56 Puja committees will be organising the grand Durga Puja in the city.
The first Durga Puja was celebrated in Khadki Bazaar and in the second year, it was held in Shivajinagar where now Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Congress Bhavan buildings are standing. It was a vacant ground then. These groups had jointly decided to organise Durga Puja on alternative years at the above said places,” Dutta told Sakal Times.Till 1966, just a single Durga Puja was commended in the city. After which, in 1967, Bangiya Sanskriti Samiti chose to lead puja festivities as an autonomous advisory group.
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“It is the 80th year of both Khadki Kalibari Samiti and Bangiya Sanskriti Samiti leading the Puja festivities in the city. Both the advisory groups guarantee so in light of the fact that they together held the Puja. It got isolated and free Puja was held in 1967 at Shivajinagar. Around a similar time, Armed Force Medical College (AFMC) additionally got disengaged and later in 1973, Bangiya Krishti Parishad, Dehu Road had begun its own Puja,” said BK Paul, a senior individual from Bangiya Sanskriti Samiti who had come to Pune in 1965. As the years passed, gradually, a few other Puja panels were framed and they began arranging the celebration at their region. Particularly during and after the 1980s, Pune watched numerous Puja pandals.