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Durga Puja 2016 Come and celebrate Durga Puja on Oct 7, 8 and 9, 2016 at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose. Our cultural programs this year include Kushal Paul, a musical concert by Joy Sarkar and a performance by Keka Ghosal. See more..
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Prabasi - Past and Present!

PRABASI is a non-profit socio-cultural organization of the Bengalis of the San Francisco Bay Area, founded in 1974. This is the largest and oldest organization of Bengalis and Bengali-loving people in Northern California. Our goals are broadly defined in our vision and mission statement. We have open communication with all our members. Prabasi also has an interesting history. To promote a feeling of togetherness, Prabasi is a membership based organization.

Welcome to Prabasi

Prabasi is a non-profit socio-cultural organization of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a membership-based organization whose focus is on the Bengali language and culture. Prabasi was formed in 1974 and is run by an elected Board of Directors. Prabasi organizes at least four cultural get-togethers every year - Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Saraswati Puja and Anandamela. Besides it also organizes Bengali movie shows when available, annual new-year's eve parties and picnics. Prabasi is also instrumental in coordinating relief efforts when a natural disaster strikes.

Durga Puja 2016

durga_face3Every year Durga Puja brings us sweet reminiscences from Bengal - from the sound of dhaak, to the hustle-bustle of ladies trying to do their last minute shopping, to the smell of dhuno and shiuli. This year will be special as we have many things new. First of all we have a new Durga Protima from Kolkata. Then we also have a new location for the pujo at Santa Clara Fairgrounds. Professional programs this year will be a musical concert by a Kushal Paul - winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2016 on Saturday, a musical concert by Joy Sarkar and his team from Kolkata on Sunday and another musial performance by Keka Ghosal on Friday. See more...

Dates: October 7, 8 and 9, 2016

Venue: Santa Clara Fairgrounds in San Jose

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Durga Puja 2016 will be celebrated at Santa Clara Fairgounds on Oct 7, 8 and 9



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Prabasi has been in existence since 1974 and serving Bengalis for more than 35 years. It meets regularly at least four times every year, out of which the main cultural celebrations are held during Durga Puja. It has a non-profit status in California, and is governed by an elected Board whose terms are normally three years.

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