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Monday, September 28, 2009

2013 Durga Puja in Shillong Meghalaya Mandap Pandal Address Association

2013 Durga Puja in Shillong Meghalaya

Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya and is one of the beautiful north eastern states of India. Shillong is a beautiful hill city and tourist place. Once Shillong is used to be capital of Undivided Assam. Shillong was the summer capital of Eastern Bengal and Assam. Later on Shillong became the capital of Meghalaya and Dispur became the capital of Assam. Khasis make up the majority of the population, other communities are Bengali, Nepali, Assamese, Biharis and Marwaris. Christianity is the dominant religion in Meghalaya. Some well known Institiutes in Shillong are IIM Shillong, NIFT Shillong, NEIGRIHMS, North Eastern Council, North Eastern Hill University etc.

Durga Puja is celebrated in Shillong and other places of Meghalaya. Bengali Associations, Clubs and Trusts organise Durga Puja in Shillong. Durga Puja is most celebrated festival in Shillong apart from Christmas.

Following is a list of Durga Puja committees in Shillong :

Bishnupriya Manipuri Durga Puja Committee.Bomfyle Road , Shillong.
Burma Line Durga Puja Committee.(Opposite to G.E.) Shillong.
Sanathan Dharmasabha(Harisabha) Laban,Shillong.
Saradiya Durga Puja Samity.D.A.D.Colony.S.E.Falls , Shillong.
Sri. Sri.Durga Puja Committee,Laitkor Peak , Shillong.
Maidan Laban Nepali Durga Puja Committee.Maidan Laban , Shillong.
Malki Dhankheti Lachumiere Durga Puja Committee.Bawri Manson Shillong.
Mathura Compound Puja Committee.(Office Pandey Building) Shillong.
Matri Mandir Puja Committee.Polo Bazar , Shillong.
Sri. Sri.Gorkha Durga Mandir.Nongmensong , Shillong.
Sri.Sri.Sarbajanik Durga Puja Committee.Barapani, Umrai.
Upper Shillong Air Force Puja Committee.Upper Shillong.
C.P.W.D. Durga Puja Committee.Cleave Colony , Shillong.
Dudgeon Line Saradiya Durga Puja Committee.(Near Anjalee Cinema) Shillong.
Greater Polo Hills Forest Colony Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee.Shillong.
Hatath Colony Durga Puja Committee.New Kenche's Trace, Shillong.
Jail Road Durga Puja Committee.Puja Mandap , Jail Road , Shillong.
Kenche's Trace Puja Committee.Kenche's Trace, Shillong.
Kiran Line Durga Puja Committee.Near 8 GTC , Shillong.
Laban Namghar Puja Committee.Laban,Shillong.
Laban Shiv Mandir Durga Puja Committee.Laban , Shillong.
Lumparing Saradiya Durga Puja Samity.Lumparing, Shillong.
Sri. Sri. Rajasthani Durga Puja Samity.Luckier Road , Shillong.
Sri. Sri. Sarvajanik Durga Puja Committee.Fire Brigade , Shillong.
Lumparing Nepali Durga Committee.Lumparing , Shillong.
M.E.S. Durga Puja Committee.S.E.Falls , Shillong.
Maa Sherawali Mandir Puja Committee.Bara Bazar, Shillong.
Sri. Sri. Sarvajanik Durga Puja Samity.C.W.E.S.E.Fals , Shillong.
Matri Sangha Durga Puja Committee.Polo Bazar, Shillong.
Megna Committee Durga Puja.HQ (E.A.C.)IAF Shillong.
New Colony Sarbojonin Durga Puja Committee.Upper New Colony , Shillong.
Oakland Biver Road Durga Puja Committee.Oakland , Shillong.
P.W.D.Durga Puja Committee.P.W.D.Compound,Barick, Shillong.
Pragati Sangha Puja Committee.Keating Road , Shillong.
Sarbajaneen Puja Committee.Survey of India , Barick , Shillong.
Sarvajanin Assamiya Namghar Durga Puja Committee.(RuprekhaParishad) Lower Jail Road.
Sarvajanin Sri Durga Puja Committee. Nongmensong Social Welfare Association. Nongmensong
Shillong Hindu Dharmasabha Puja Committee.Thana Road , Shillong.
Shillong Police Reserve Puja Committee.Police Reserve , Shillong.
Puja Samiti Bengali Social Welfare and Cultural Committee.Nongmensong, Shillong.
Puja Sammelan Welfare Society.Minicipal Compound , Jail Road , Shillong.
Pynthorumkhrah Durga Puja Committee.Pynthorumkhrah , Shillong.
R.R.Colony Saradiya Utsav Samity.R.R.Colony , Shillong.
A.C.Lane Puja Committee.Police Bazar, Shillong.
Account and Audit Estate Durga Puja Committee.Motinagar , Shillong.
Asom Kristi Kendra Puja Committee.Stonyland , Dhankheti , Shillong.
Assam Hindu Mission Durga Puja Committee.Mawprem Shillong.
Sri. Sri. Nepali Durga Puja Committee.Lower Jail Road , Near Polo Tower , Shillong.
Sri. Sri.Durga Puja Committee.Happy Valley, AR Base,Shillong.
Assam Rifles A.T.O. Puja Committee.Happy Valley Shillong.
Assam Rifles Regimental Centre Puja Committee.Happy Valley , Shillong.
Assam Sonathan Dharmasabha.Nongrim Road , Laitumkhrah , Shillong.
Barapathar Durga Puja Committee.Barapathar,Shillong.
Rajbari Para Puja Committee.Polo Hills , Shillong.
Ramkrishna Mission Puja Committee.R.K.Mission Road , Laitumkhrah , Shillong.
Rihno Hall Puja Committee.Near Rihno Hall, Shillong.
Rilbong Durga Puja Committee.Rilbong , Shillong.
Sri. Sri. Aryavarta Durga Puja Committee.Garikhana , Shillong.
Sri. Sri. Gurkha Durga Mandir.Luckier Road , Shillong

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About Shillong
Shillong is a wonderful city surrounded by pine trees. Shillong is the capital city of Meghalaya. Pine trees provide great relief from the heat standing in 1496m. Shillong has one of the finest golf courses of the country and have neat Victorian bungalows. This hill resort has ultimate beauty and culture. It is a place where traditional cultures and cosmopolitan style come closer. Pleasant year and brisk climates makes Shillong a place of all seasons.
Shillong lies on the eastern part of the state. Hovering to altitude of 1520 above sea level, the city spreads in an area of about six km. Shillong situated at of 104 km from Guwahati, 578 km from Siliguri, 295 km from Kariranga and 658 km away from Darjeeling.

Till, 1864 Shillong was a very small village. It remained capital of Eastern Bengal in summer and Assam for many years. On the formation of province Assam in the year 1874, Shillong was chosen as its capital by the new administration. In 1897, a devastating earthquake has demolished the city. In January 1972, Shillong became the capital of new formed State Meghalaya. Shillong remained the capital of Assam before the separation of the state Meghalaya. After the separation, Shillong became the capital of Meghalaya.

Normally Shillong has very cool climate throughout the year. In summer season from March to June, maximum temperature goes up to 24-degree centigrade and minimum to the extent of 15 degree centigrade. In winter season from November to February temperature drops to freezing centigrade and to the maximum of 2 degree. In winter, the scenery of Shillong is just beyond imagination and it looks like a wonderful painting. From June to September Shillong witness huge amount of rainfall. If someone plans to see, natural beauty must visit in the month of May when the weather is moderate. 

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