Definitions

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  • n. A large temporary structure erected during various Hindu and Buddhist religious festivals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the East Indies, a shed or arbor, especially one for temporary use.

Etymologies

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From Tamil பந்தல் pandhal (Source: OED)

Examples

  • The word pandal means a temporary structure, made of bamboo and cloth, which is used as a temporary temple for the purpose of the puja.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • It asked members of public to stop misusing currency notes for stitching wedding garlands, decorating the place where weddings take place (known as a pandal), or "for showering on personalities at social events."

    Garlanded Grooms Face Defrocking

  • The pandal is the centre of attraction in Surat, due to its magnificent beauty and exceptional craftsmanship.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • Recalling an instance from 1950s, he said that a huge 'pandal' (makeshift roof) put up at Tamukkam grounds caved in just two days before the All India Congress Committee conference.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Piyal Adhikari/European Pressphoto Agency An artist worked with metal tea pots at a pandal or makeshift enclosure for an idol of Goddess Durga before Durga Puja festival in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, Thursday.

    India in Pictures

  • Prachi Parmar is the convener of this ancestral pandal.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • The other reason being , the pandal is close to my house and they are my neighbors too..

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Around the pandal tomorrow will be shops selling relics artifacts, statues of Durga and Kali.

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  • In the 1990s, a preponderance of architectural models came up on the pandal exteriors, but today the art motif extends to elaborate interiors, executed by trained artists, with consistent stylistic elements, carefully executed and bearing the name of the artist.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • I have captured the magic of this pandal on digital film..

    Archive 2009-09-01

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