Lo and behold! Lord Shiva, the husband of Goddess Durga, has taken his position on one of the double cone wooden structures. The double cone structure symbolizes the ‘Damru’ or ‘Dugdugi’ – the hour glass shaped drum played by Lord Shiva to produce spiritual sounds and is associated with the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva. It appears that each wooden structure or ‘Damru’ shall be used as a pedestal on which Lord Shiva shall be seated.
A video of a walk toward a fairly generic pandal on Ganesh Chandra Ave, near Chandni, with very non-generic figures “dancing” (or at least their pants are dancing) in mini-stages along the way to the pandal. Music is along the whole street and for some reason the taxis are not trying to run over the pandal-hoppers.