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Durga Pujo 2018 – 2 more weeks

Buy Tickets Pujo Artists Pujo Schedule Volunteer Durga Pujo 2018 is almost upon us  ( Mahalaya is just about 2 weeks away) .  Durga Pujo is not only a festival for us Bengalis, its a way of living.  Be that “Thakur Dekha ” , ” Dhakh er sathe nacha” , “Shob Bangali ra ek sathe […]

Durga Puja 2018 – Stars are on there way are you registered ?

Registrations for cultural programs are closed and announcing new additions to our arsenal… Pujo is almost here.  Calling all able bodied dhaaki-s and kashor maestros! The equipment has arrived from Kolkata and completed extensive validation. Multiple 911 calls and a multi-fold increase of ear plug sales in a certain Bethany neighbourhood serve as testimonial to efficacy […]

Durga Puja 2018

Venue Details Buy Tickets Schedule Pujo Artists When fall is in the air  Sarodotsav cannot be far behind. The Prabashi Durga Puja Organizing Committee is delighted to announce Durga Puja  Celebrations for  2018 to the Greater Portland Bengali community. It’s the biggest festival of our community with maximum participation from the community consisting of Bengalis and non […]

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About Prabashi

Prabashi is a non-profit community socio-cultural organization for and by the Bengalis based out of Greater Portland Area.  We are a small, close knit community celebrating the spirit of togetherness by promoting community brotherhood in the form of events that brings to light our rich and renowned traditions.

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Durga Puja

The worship of Durga is done in the autumn (শরৎ Shôrot) and is considered as the largest Hindu festival of Bengal. Durga’s Pujo is celebrated from the sixth to tenth day in the month of Ashwin (আশ্বিন Ashshin), which is the sixth month in the Bengali calendar. Occasionally however, due to shifts in the lunar […]

Poila Boishak (Bengali New Year)

The much vaunted meet outside Pujo celebrations. Primarily because we do not want to let go of festivities and look for any excuses to carry on .  Hence the whole Bengali community gets to work to continue the celebrations with all the local talents dancing to the tunes .

Saraswati Puja

Saraswati Puja  is a celebration of Basant Panchami, arrival of spring . Saraswati , ancient goddess of knowledge, language, music and all arts  symoolizes creative energy and power in all its form. The season and festival also reflects the agricultural fields which are ripening with yellow flowers of mustard crop, which Hindus associate with Saraswati’s […]

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