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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;

The Prabashi Durga Puja Organizing Committee is delighted to announce 2019 Durga Puja Celebrations for Bengali community of the Greater Portland area. Get ready for the most anticipated event for the year.After all  it  is the "longest" 2  days for our  community with maximum participation from the community  Bengalis and non Bengali's alike .

We are a community driven organization so volunteering for the event and  any donations that you can provide on this would be highly appreciated.

Date & Venue:

Pujo Date: Friday October 4th - Saturday Oct 5th

Pujo Schedule:

Date Time Event
Friday - 4 October 2019 5:00 pm - 6 :30 pm Pujo
Friday - 4 October 2019 6:30pm - 7:00 pm Prasad Bitoron
Friday - 4 October 2019 6:30 pm - 7:50 pm Dinner
Friday - 4 October 2019 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Overseas artist- Iman Chakraborty
Saturday - 5 October 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 noon Pujo
Saturday - 5 October 2019 12:00 noon - 12:30 pm Prasad Bitoron
Saturday - 5 October 2019 12:30 pm - 1:30pm Lunch
Saturday - 5 October 2019 1:30pm -2:30 pm Local Cultural Program - Part I
Saturday - 5 October 2019 5:00pm - 6:20pm Sandhi Pujo/ Boron/Sindhur Khela
Saturday - 5 October 2019 6:30pm-9:00 pm Local Cultural Program - Part II
Saturday - 5 October 2019 9:00 pm-10:00 pm Dinner

 

Entertainment:

External Artist

Keeping up with our tradition of bringing  talented pro artist  from back home, we are thrilled to announce that Iman Chaktraborty ( recipient of National Award winner  for Best Female play back singer for "Tumi Jaake Bhalobasho" ) will be our Durga Pujo's  pro artist performer of the year.

Additionally there would be multiple cultural presentations from our very own "Portland -bashi" , worth looking forward to.

Here are some of the Iman's preview videos to get a feeling of what to come … Folks just a couple more days ….

 

 

 

Local Programs

Local Cultural Program - I:

Program Presented by Time
Welcome Note 1:30 PM
Song - Aye re Chute Aye … Pujor gondho eseche Arushi 1:35 PM
Song - Teri Galliyan (Villian) Twisha & Anisha 1:40 PM
Modern Bengali Songs Medley Arghya 1:45 PM
Hip hop dance on bollywood song Kartavya and Dharya 1:51 PM
Kathak performance on a hit from Kalank Pooja 1:56 PM
Purano Sei Diner kotha Koustav 2:03 PM
Durga Vandana in Raag Malkouns Ishaan 2:07 PM
Recitation - Eseche Sorot Himer Porosh Maitri 2:13 PM
Dance- Tera Chehara (Adnan Sami) Tanisha 2:15 PM
Kathak performance on dance from Kohinoor Vidya,Meghna,Sayeli,
Yuva,Divya
(Rhythms)
2:20 PM
Afternoon Closing 2:30 PM

Local Cultural Program -II

Program Presented by Time
Welcome Note 6:30 PM
Aigiri Nandini & Hanuman Chalisa Reyansh, Reyansh, Ariannna , Harshil,
Bartika , Rishan , Anurag, Ishan
6:34 PM
Pujor Saaj Aisha ,Anusha ,Koustav, Maitri,
Mihika,Pratyush,Rayan,Sharika,
Vyom,Rumki
6:44 PM
Mars in our Hearts Arushi, Anaya, Aditri,
Ahanaa, Srishti, Tiyasa
7:01 PM
Fun with Dance Shanaya, Ilina, Ashni,
Ishani, Rupkatha
7:08 PM
Dhaak & Sishu Shark Sreyan(Neo),Aurna,Aaditya,
Dorshini,Sankha,Jeevan,
Sandipan,Ratnadip Paul
7:13 PM
Aranya Kando Sohini,Rudrani,Tanisha,
Ishara,Otri,Aditya,Shankhadeep
7:18 PM
8:10 er Train Anindit,Parag,Anandi,
Rahul,Amlan Sohinee
7:35 PM
Ma Durga r America-e Agomon Parbati,Arpita,Parijat,
Riddhiman,Smita,Rahuldeva,
Poulami
7:42 PM
Ek Sur Dui Katha Debashreeta,Debangana,Jayita,
Moumita,Prajokta,Ritu,Sanchari,
Sanjukta,Sapna,Sneha,Sriya,
Sreyoshi,Titas,Dipanjan,Jayanta,
Sabyasachi,Satrajit,Anandi,Indrani
Pritha,Shreya,Srishti,Sudakhina,
Dipanwita,Vyom,Rajeeb,Bhaskar,Tania
8:04 PM
CLosing 9:00 PM

 

Tickets:

Starting 2019 we are making changes to the tickets. We are offering couple of  different possibilities based in your choice of food. We encourage to register by Sep 20th 2019  to avail the early bird price.

Starting Sep 21st 2019 to  Sep 27th 2019 the normal registration opens . The cost of normal registration will be 10% more than the early bird price irrespective of the category you choose.Online registration will end on Sept 27th 2019 midnight.  Online registration is now closed. Tickets can now  be bought on site

Onsite registration will be possible but we CANNOT guarantee the availability of food coupons as they are very limited number and will be available only on first come first serve basis . Both pujo registration and food coupons costs will have an additional 15% adderto the early bird price when bought onsite.

Pujo Packages

Donor packet→Prabashi needs your help so donor packets are absolutely welcome and as a thank you , it covers every thing which includes pujo , programs , bhog ,  delicious mouth watering dinner for both Friday  & Saturday. This includes 2 adults and 2 kids

Both Days Pujo Package →All the programs and fun for both days  and also the famous Saturday "khichuri" lunch .

Friday & Saturday dinner are not included  in this ticket.  Please scroll down to purchase separate food ticket

Quantity: Name: Price: Description:
Only onsite Pujo-Adullts 70.00 USD Adult Ticket for both days including Fri+Sat Pujo, Sat Lunch, Iman Concert & Cultural show. Friday & Saturday dinner not included.
Only onsite Pujo-Kids(6+) & Visiting Seniors 50.00 USD Kids (6+) and Visiting Seniors - Ticket for both days including Fri+Sat Pujo, Sat Lunch, Iman Concert & Cultural show. Friday & Saturday dinner not included.
Only onsite Donor Packet 500.00 USD Donor Packet package of 4 people includes all programs and food.

Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Friday Only Package  → Iman concert only

Friday dinner is  not included  in this ticket.  Please scroll down to purchase separate food ticket

Quantity: Name: Price: Description:
Only onsite Iman Concert- Adults 30.00 USD Adult Tick for Iman Concert . Food not included
Only onsite Iman Concert - Kids(6+) & Visiting Seniors 20.00 USD Kids (6+) and Visiting Seniors - Ticket for Iman Concert . Food not included

Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Food Packages

 Friday Dinner 

Common condiments - Basmati Rice, Daal Makhani, Naan, Raita, Mango Chutney, Sweet
Non-Veg plate - Chicken Tikka Masala and Malai Kofta

Quantity: Name: Price: Description:
Online Sold Out Friday Non Veg Food Ticket - Adult 20.00 USD Food Ticket (Non Veg) per Adult for Friday Dinner per the menu above.
Online Sold Out Friday Non Veg Food Ticket - Kids 11.00 USD Food Ticket (Non Veg) per Kid for Friday Dinner per the menu above.

Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Veg Plate - Malai Kofta and Channa Masala

Quantity: Name: Price: Description:
Online Sold Out Friday Veg Food Ticket - Adult 20.00 USD Food Ticket (Veg) per Adult for Friday Dinner per the menu above.
Online Sold Out Friday Veg Food Ticket - Kids 11.00 USD Food Ticket (Veg) per Kid for Friday Dinner per the menu above.

Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Saturday Dinner 

Common condiments - Basmati Rice, Daal Makhani, Naan, Raita, Mango Chutney,Sweet
Non-Veg plate - Lamb Rogan Josh and Palak Paneer

Quantity: Name: Price: Description:
Online Sold Out Saturday Non Veg Food Ticket - Adult 22.00 USD Food Ticket (Non Veg) per Adult for Saturday Dinner per the menu above.
Online Sold Out Saturday Non Veg Food Ticket - Kids 11.00 USD Food Ticket (Non Veg) per Kid for Saturday Dinner per the menu above.

Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Veg Plate - Palak Paneer and Navratan Korma

Quantity: Name: Price: Description:
Online Sold Out Saturday Veg Food Ticket - Adult 22.00 USD Food Ticket (Veg) per Adult for Saturday Dinner per the menu above.
Online Sold Out Saturday Veg Food Ticket - Kids 11.00 USD Food Ticket (Veg) per Kid for Saturday Dinner per the menu above.

Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

 

 

27 thoughts on “Durga Puja 2019

    1. Devleena
      LOL as long as enthusiastic we all , we have some logistical constraints . Hopefully asche bochor 🙂
      By the way the planing for the pujo is way longer. Please free to volunteer for the pujo and be part of the fun much longer . The volunteer sheets should be up pretty soon.

    1. We unfortunately do not have an option for Sat Pujo only this time as we have moved the food ticket as optional purchase.

  1. What is the timing of Friday and Saturday puja? And what about Saturday night cultural program (Imans program is on Friday).

    1. We would publish the schedules soon.
      Yes Friday night is Iman . Saturday night we have lots of great programs from the local talents. From the list we have seen so far , it would definitely be a treat.
      More to come soon ..
      Keep your eyes open for this blog / facebook page.

  2. In last two pujos, very small portions were served: 2-3 pieces of mutton, chicken, paneer (as example).
    If you are charging 20$ for lunch or dinner, please make sure you train volunteers to serve generous portions. Looking forward to get good food this time. Thank you!

    1. Rajdip
      Absolutely . We are definitely trying to get better this year and would love to hear from you during and after the pujo where ever we can get better.

  3. Hi I see a donor package option but I don’t see that option in payment. Does that need to be paid offline? How much are the charges?

    1. No its not offline. you just need to select a number in the drop down box (its under the Both Days Pujo table) before donor package and then click the Pay now button below

  4. What is meant by ‘visiting seniors’ in the tickets category? Are my parents both 60+ years in age qualify as visiting seniors? Thanks

    1. Piyu
      Visiting parents fall under that category . are your parents visiting you from outside ?

      If yes then yes they do qualified .

  5. We will be attending Saturday afternoon puja and cultural program that starts at 2:30 pm. What kind of registration do we need? Thanks.

    1. Kaustava
      You would need to buy the standard pujo ticket (it is valid for both days . We dont have a Saturday only ticket) .
      Additionally if you want to have dinner , you would need to buy the appropriate food coupon.

      Hope that helps

  6. Hi,

    Do you have any details on when these events will start? Is there any cultural event planned for Saturday evening?

    -Abhi

    1. Abhinandan
      We will publish detailed schedule within this week. Keep your eyes on this place. Update coming soon.

      Broadly speaking
      1. There is Pujo and Iman program for Friday 10/4.
      2. Pujo, Local talents presenting cultural programs on Saturday 10/5

    1. Anurag
      The ticket pricing is such that breaking it into Saturday is not possible & sustainable.
      That is the reason the food is not included as part of the Pujo package.
      There is only one Pujo ticket . Our apologies

  7. If someone wanted to attend puja on Saturday whole day and khichuri bhog (only lunch) what will be the cost.I cannot see any ticket option for that.

    1. Anirban
      No there is no separate in-house stalls. No outside food is allowed at the event. Yes there is enough parking space available.

  8. Thank you for notifying everyone about the last minute schedule change. While there must have been valid reasons for doing that I am concerned that the new dinner schedule for Saturday might be quite inconvenient for little kids. Is there a possibility that people like me can have the option of getting a take out box or an early dinner plate only for children? We can bring our own boxes if that would help. Thank you!

    1. Thanks for the suggestion. We will look into what is possible. Can’t guarantee it right now , but will definitely take into consideration and try to find a solution.

      1. Sudeshna
        We are looking into possible boxing for kids so that they can pick up the box earlier. We working on the solution and we will have a solution to solve the issue .

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