Skip to content Skip to navigation

Nagaon: Despite high cost, Puja spirits in full swing

When it comes to Durga Puja or Dushera, the typical Assamese town Nagaon turns into just another sub-urban Kolkata and the festive crowd can be located in Dacca Patty, Bara Bazar, A T Road, Marwari Patty, Itachali market area with dawn till late evening. Though, primarily the market is flooded with typical products for forth-coming Eid on Monday, the clothes market is busy with foot-fall of all age group and truly the spirit of Durga Puja can be witnessed from the mood people are roaming in the market with bags full with goodies being purchased. Though, many Puja organizers are facing tough time with their budgets due to high rise in commodity prices involving construction of Pandal, attractive Puja theme, cost of idol etc., the market is cashing on all the annual puja plan being taking its shape in market.


On religious side of Puja, with sponsorships drying up faster with their budget cutting too, many organisers are falling back on the traditional subscription route and turning to small advertisers to meet their budgets. The after affect of recession is taking its toll primarily on Pandal system, but actual expenditure by common mass doesn’t seems to be hampered as they are matching shoulder to shoulder to pick the best item for them as looking to their year best is one of the most important agenda on today’s youth !

Author info

bishwajeetsinha's picture

Add new comment

Random Stories

Bijoya confident of victory

11 Mar 2014 - 2:10pm | AT News
BJP candidate for Guwahati Bijoya Chakrabarty began per poll campaign hitting out strongly at Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday.Landing in Guwahati, the sitting MP called chief minister a failure. He said that...

Himanta left red-faced at AMCH

11 May 2014 - 5:41pm | AT News
CID will probe the Sarita Toshniwal murder cases in AMCH. This was what Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Sunday when the health minister visited the state’s first medical college three days after...

Ghanashyam Goswami Memorial Award to Devojyoti Borah

18 Mar 2009 - 2:13pm | editor
Jorhat-based computer scientist, writer Devojyoti Borah has been chosen for the Ghanashyam Goswami Memorial Award for 2008.The award carries a citation and Rs 10,000 in cash for notable contributions...