Do you enjoy Durga Puja in Pune? Let me rephrase my question, how much do you know about Pune Durga Puja? Do you know there are around 30+ Durga Puja in Pune city and greater Pune? Yes it is correct! The number is more than 30.
It is no secret that Durga Puja is the biggest festival in Bengali life. It is beyond any region, country or cultural differences. Those who can enjoy Durga Puja in Kolkata or West Bengal they are the luckiest people on mother earth to me. But unfortunately there are many people like me who cannot be present at Kolkata during Durga Puja and honestly that’s the saddest moment of our life while people in Kolkata have a time of their lifetime.
When I got shifted here in Pune the first thing came to my mind was how would I live during Durga Puja in Pune!!! How!! Then my tedious job began to find out Durga puja in Pune and boy that was hell of a job. In the beginning year I knew nothing about the city, not even a single person. I searched over internet, social media but sadly nothing much came out. Then I was on the same journey on second year and this time I walked, roamed did every possible thing I could. And now after 6 good years I know about more or less 30 Durga Puja in Pune.
I know how hard it is to spend days and nights during Durga Puja outside West Bengal where Durga Puja is not celebrated by the entire city/state. So I’m penning down about all those Pune Durga Pujas. Hope this will save others time and will bring a smile on face.
VimanNagar, Kalyani nagar & Koregaon Park
Vidya Niketan School Ground, View in Google Map
Anand Vidya Niketan High School Road, Viman nagar.
Near joggers park, in front of Kailash Super market
Landmark: near Phoenix Market City
Bangiyo Samsad/Abahan Sarbojanin Durgotsav View in Google Map
Shivanjali Mangal Karyalaya,
5th Mile, (This Durga puja is also known as Chandan Nagar Puja),
Viman Nagar, Pune – 411014
Landmark: behind Inorbit Mall
Kalyaninagar Sarbojanin Durgotsav View in Google Map
Rohivilla Palace, Koregaon Park Lane No. 07,
Landmark: Near Copper Chimney Restaurant
Nandanik Durga Puja *
Kalyani nagar Mulik Garden palace, *
(Opp Bishop school)opp landmark gardenà now @ Mahalaxmi Lawn, Kharadi Bypass
Kamal Lawn & Garden View in Google Map (This one seems to be discontinued / relocated)
(Previously located at Om Chaitanya Gagangiri Mangal Karyalaya and Anand Garden Mangal Karyalaya)
Shri Shri Durga Puja *
Naveen Matri Sangha
Shubham Mangal Karyalaya
Sant Nagar, Lohegaon, Pune-411047
PURBO Poona Durgotsav Samiti View in Google Map
Puneshwari Kalibari Hadapsar
Bhonsle Garden Hadapsar,
Cosmos Society, Magarpatta, View in Google Map
Aamantron, View in Google Map
opposite BPCL Pump, beside Reliance Fresh, B.T. kawade road.
Landmark: Citadel Society
Akriti Sarbojanin Durgotsav *
Magarpatta Main road (mundhwa road)
Poona Bango Sanmilani or AFMC Durga Pujo, View in Google Map
(Sadly this particular durga puja is restricted for Army people only. Outsider’s entry is prohibited)
AFMC ground, Opp Race Course, Wanowarie
Pune Camp Durga Puja Committee, Wanowarie View in Google Map
Landmark: Wanowrie Post office.
Anandam Association, Wanowarie View in Google Map
Salunke Vihar road, near ABC Farms. (Off Salunke Vihar Main Road)
Bichakkhana Durgotsav Committee, *
Sankat haran Mahadev Mandir,
Opp. Kubera Colny, NIBM Road, Kondhwa
Greater Pune Sarbojanin Durgostav View in Google Map
Bangiya Sanskriti Samsad Congress Bhavan
Landmark: Balgandharva Rangmandir
Bengalee Association. View in Google Map
Siddhi Gardens banquets.
Landmark: Mhatre Bridge
Khadki Kali Bari Samiti View in Google Map
254, Park Road, Khadki, Pune – 411 020.
Paschim Pune Bangiya Parishad View in Google Map
Govinda Gardens, Baner Road.
Landmark: Rajwada Hotel.
Oikyotan Bangiya Parishad, View in Google Map
Kapse Lawns, Pimple Saudagarh.
Landmark: Solitaire Residency.
Pimpri- Bongo Bharati, *
Tirumala Pillai Sanskriti Bhavan,
Near Rasrang Sweets, Vastu Udyog, Ajmera Road.
Biswa Bharti *
Sant Tukaram Mangal Karyalaya Pune Nashik Road, Bhosari, Pune.
Indrayaninagar Sector 7, Kali Mandir near Yash Garden Society
Banga Bharti Durga Puja *
Khinvasara Lawns, Pimpri
R.P.P Sanskritik Bhawan
Sarvajanik Durga Puja, Talegaon *
Nana Bhalerao Colony
Near Radha Krishna Mandir,
Talegaon-chakan Road, Talegaon station, pune-410507.
Ray Pariwar Pune Durga Puja *
702 Nightingale, Nyati Enclave,
Near Delhi Public School, Mohammadwadi, Pune.
* I learnt about these Durga Pujas from different sources over the years but personally I never visited. If you are there please share your experience with me . I’ll update here with your details.
Happy Durga Puja folks! Asche Bochor Abar Hobe!!