Durga Puja

Sarbajanin (Community) Durga pujas have been celebrated in Bengal and other states of India since 1910. The sounds of “dhaak” and conches, the smell of incense and khichuri and the sight of Ma Durga’s glorious ensemble has been part of the Triangle Bengali community since its inception.

Condensing the six-day long annual festival into 3 day is no mean feat but don’t underestimate the enthusiasm and devotion of the Probasi bengali! From art competitions for the children, local theater productions, dhunuchi naach, sindur khela to visiting artists from India, we pride ourselves for providing an authentic cultural immersion for our community.

Om Sarva Mangala Mangalye Shive Sarvartha Sadhike
Sharanye Tryambake Gauri Narayani Namostute
Srishti Sthiti Vinashanam, Shaktibhute, Sanatani
Gunashraye, Gunamaye, Narayani, Namostute
Sharanagata Dinarta Paritrana Parayane
Sarvasyartihare Devi Narayani Namostute

2017 Durga Puja

Date: September 29 – October 1, 2017

Venue: East Chapel Hill High School
500 Weaver Dairy Road,
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Featured artist: A Musical Journey with “Surojit O Bondhura

Featured program: Professor Shonkhu O Choddhobesh Rohoshyo