According to the committee, they have created the country’s highest artistic illusion this year — a ten-and-a-half-feet structure — which looks abstract up front, but one can make out exactly what the picture conveys only from a distance.
Dinda might have given the Puja pandals a miss this year, but the Nalin Sarkar Street Puja committee has made sure that their pandal remains a top draw even this year.
“The highest illusion is probably at Science City and another one is at Kanpur, but none is as high as ours,” said Samak Saha, secretary of the Puja committee. The centre of the pandal has the goddess Durga painted on flex rolls, while walls have images of Brahma, Vishnu, Maheshwara and Hara Parvati. The entrance to the pandal is through a structure that gives the illusion of entering the mouth of Mahisasura. “Our idea is to make people feel that they have entered the body of the slained asura to see the goddess,” Saha said.