Bahubali Fever: ‘Mahishmati’ in Kolkata!

Bahubali Fever: ‘Mahishmati’ in Kolkata!

A Sporting Club from Kolkata paid a tribute to the epic Bahubali series by designing a replica of Mahishmati.

The whole nation is immersing in the devotion of gods and goddesses this festive season. Dushera is one of the most popular festivals nation-wide and its celebration witnesses  a lot of pomp and show. The Nine-days of Navratri, marks the worship and goddess Durga which is prime festival in the city of joy. The mother goddess appears in her mighty avatar very prominently  the beautiful city of Kolkata.

Like every year, decorative Durga Pujo pandals remain a huge talking point among onlookers and devotees. If you have to expreince the Pujo excitement you should definitely visit Kolkata. Likewise the organizers of the annual festival put in marvelous concepts and decorations that draws lakhs of visitors to VIP Road every year during Navratri. This year’s Bahubali theme though stands out from the rest.

The country is still recovering from the Bahubali fever. The gigantic T-town production that set the silver screen ablaze two times over – first in 2015 and then in 2017 – is now taking the streets of Kolkata by storm. Also fueling this high-pitched excitement is a multi-crore Durga Puja pandal, conceptualized by members of Sreebhumi Sporting Club.

The Sreebhumi Sporting Club has paid a tribute to the legendary movie series, Bahubali. Courtesy its heavy embellished puja arena designed as a near-flawless replica of the expansive Mahismati kingdom from the world of S S Rajamouli’s imaginative brilliance.



Bahubali was within Hyderabad’s Ramoji Film City. And even now, the set is a major tourist destination for those tra velling to the Telangana capital. Brought to life by renowned light artist from Chandan nagar (in Hooghly), Babu Paul and his co-designer Romeo Hazra, the film-set-like-pandal also has on display four major scenes from two-part blockbuster that featured its leading characters -Sivagami, Mahendra, Amarendra and Devasena – apart from mammoth Shivalinga. LED panels spread across the pandal screens the cinematic depictions.

The pandal was open for general public after West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated it last week.

Bahubali is definitely the biggest blockbuster of the era and hence attracts a lot f attention. The legend of the Mahismati empire is well portrayed in the pandal. This indeed is a fitting tribute to the epic movie that is slowly turning into a tradition.