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Durga Puja 2019

John Keats said it best in ‘Ode to Autum’ Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; For us  Bengali speaking people  from all corners of the globe,  even the thought of falls makes […]

Kobi Pronam

Kobi Pronaam is about a  week away! The response from the community has been overwhelming and we have had way more participation requests than there were available slots. Organizers set new benchmarks in scheduling creativity to avoid disappointments, some patents may yet be filed too! The result – we have a show packed with must-see performances; […]

Prabashi & UTSAV present: বসন্তবিভ্রাট/Spring Fever

With the winter finally saying adieu in Portland , we Bengalis in greater Portland area need to find out a way to celebrate ‘বসন্ত’ Basanta (Spring), the season of new beginnings. This is a season that brings with its arrival an array of colors. This new beginning has inspired Bengalees for  years, and given us […]

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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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In just one week, next Sunday, July 14th you can see the full movie along with delicious home made snacks.
Please come join us (MAITREEPDX: www.maitreepdx.org) to enjoy the movie as well as bring smile and give hope to those underpriveleged at ANJALI/PRAAJAK.
All proceeds from the show will be given to help the underprivileged.

We can make a difference together. So please come one come all and help us in our mission.

Please Get your tickets at : maitreepdx.org/bhobiyoshoter-bhoot/, or let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks to Star Synergy Entertainment Aparna DG, Anirudha Das Gupta, and Cinema 21 for helping Portland Bengalis experience new and wonderful Bengali movies.

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