Aagomoni Prabasi Sangh Hosts Pune’s Largest Durga Puja, Features Pet-Friendly Pandal and Charity Programs

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Pimple Nilakh, 14th October 2023: Aagomoni Prabasi Sangh, a Pune-based socio-cultural organization, is hosting the largest Durga Puja celebration in the Pune-PCMC area. The event features a pet-friendly pandal, a free Bhog for all attendees, and a variety of charity programs, including a blood donation camp. The festivities are open to all, regardless of religious affiliation.

The organization initiated the festivities with a Khuti Pujo on October 8th, a ritual that marks the beginning of the construction of the pandal. “Khuti Pujo signifies that our most beloved festival is just around the corner,” said Rajesh Burman, General Secretary of Aagomoni Prabasi Sangha Pune. 

Construction has begun on a sprawling 60,000 sq ft area, and club members meet daily to discuss the event’s organization.

Bengali community in Pune

Charity and Community Programs

In addition to the grand celebrations, the organization is committed to giving back to the community. They have planned several charity programs, including:

  1. Free Bhog for all members, featuring a mix of Khichadi, mixed vegetables, Begun Bhaja, Papad, Chatni, and sweets.
  2. A blood donation camp scheduled for October 21st, 21st, and 23rd from 9 am to 1 pm.

Culinary and Cultural Attractions

The event will also feature 22 food and other stalls. Special guests include Swami Ji of Shri Ramakrishna Math, who will visit the pandal on Navami Day, and a lineup of renowned performers such as Baul Krishna Das, Jolly Mukherjee, Debojit Saha, and Shuchismita Chakraborty.

Open to All

Burman emphasized that the event is open to everyone. “We don’t believe in any special treatment or VIP passes. All religious communities are welcome to join us for this celebration, along with their family, friends, and pets, as this is Pune’s first pet-friendly pandal,” he said.

Contact Information

For more details, visit their website Aagomoni Prabasi Sangh.


With its grand scale, community involvement, and open invitation to all, Aagomoni Prabasi Sangh’s Durga Puja promises to be a landmark event in Pune’s cultural calendar.