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 .
Date & Venue:
Pujo Date: Friday October 4th - Saturday Oct 5th
|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|
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 Cultural Program - I:
|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,
|Afternoon Closing||2:30 PM|
Local Cultural Program -II
|Welcome Note||6:30 PM|
|Aigiri Nandini & Hanuman Chalisa||Reyansh, Reyansh, Ariannna , Harshil,
Bartika , Rishan , Anurag, Ishan
|Pujor Saaj||Aisha ,Anusha ,Koustav, Maitri,
|Mars in our Hearts||Arushi, Anaya, Aditri,
Ahanaa, Srishti, Tiyasa
|Fun with Dance||Shanaya, Ilina, Ashni,
|Dhaak & Sishu Shark||Sreyan(Neo),Aurna,Aaditya,
|8:10 er Train||Anindit,Parag,Anandi,
|Ma Durga r America-e Agomon||Parbati,Arpita,Parijat,
|Ek Sur Dui Katha||Debashreeta,Debangana,Jayita,
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.
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
Friday Only Package → Iman concert only
Friday dinner is not included in this ticket. Please scroll down to purchase separate food ticket