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    DurgaFace-2016Durga Puja - our annual grand event for which we wait all year round is here again. You are invited to join us through Oct 19th to Oct 21st at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose.

    This year, we are having the unique pleasure of giving equal importance to both professional and local programs. We are having two excellent professional performances: Chandrabindu on Friday Oct 19th evening, and Iman Chakraborty will present a musical program on Oct 21st evening.

    Besides these professional musical performances, we have opened up the entire Saturday for local cultural programs from excellent local talents. Please scroll down for details on these performances.

    Of course, for those who have visited us before, you know the variety of stalls we have at our mandap. The food is simply irresistible and the shopping experience unparalleled. We look forward to seeing you soon!


    Address:

    Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
    344 Tully Road
    San Jose, CA 95111



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    Parking

    Parking tickets need to be purchased at the Fairgrounds. The per day cost of parking ticket is $10. If you purchase parking tickets for two days for $20, the third day is free. Puja venue is right across the street and 3-4 minutes walk. Drop off is in-front of Gate - B. Pavilion Hall is merely 200 yards from Gate B Drop-off.


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    Note: Prabasi has purchased 100 parking spots for Patron members only. The parking passes are valid for all three days and will be available at the registration desk. Vendors and patrons need to use GATE D while entering the venue. The parking permit will be given at the GATE D. Puja venue is 2-3 min walk.



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    Venue Map

    In order to make your pujo experience a smooth one, we have decided to keep all the events - puja pandal, cultural programs, food for patrons, and stall - all in one single location within the Santa Clara Fairgrounds. This will ensure that you do not have to waste time walking between pandals/cultural events/stalls. Here is the map of the Pavilion Hall where all this will take place.


    Pavilion


    Schedule of Activities

    Friday: 10/19/2018


    Time

    Puja

    Time

    Cultural Program

    6:00 PM onwards

    Shasti

    6:00 PM Onwards

    Visit Children Art Gallery

    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    Shashti Puja

    6:30pm to 9:00pm

    Dinner (FREE for Patrons)

    Annual Members can purchase food plates from vendors on site.

    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    Guest Star: Shovon


    Saturday: 10/20/2018


    Time

    Puja

    Time

    Cultural Program

    10:30 AM - €“1.00 PM

    Saptami Puja, Arati

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Alpona Protijogita (Apply)

    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Lunch Break

    1.00PM - 2:30 PM

    Pushpanjali

    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Musical Medley

    1:30 PM Onwards

    Prasad Distribution

    4:35 PM - 5:05 PM

    Odissi Performance

    5:00 PM to 5:30 PM

    Chanting from Devi Mahatmya

    5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

    Bollywood Revive [Local Band]




    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM



    Astami Puja, Sandhi Puja, Navami hom

    6:00 PM - 6:10 PM

    Recitation

    6:15 PM - 8:15 PM

    Dinner Break

    6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Sankha Protijogita (Apply)

    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Dhunuchi Nritya

    8:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Community Recognition of Senior Members

    9:15 PM - 10:00 PM

    Down memory lane with the legend, Kishore Kumar

    10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

    Local Band

     

    Sunday: 10/21/2018


    Time

    Puja

    Time

    Cultural Program

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Dashami Puja, Arati

    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Lunch Break

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Pushpanjali, Prasad Distribution

    2:00 PM -2:30 PM

    Devi Baran

    02:30 PM - 3:15 PM

    Nazrul Geeti

    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Bisharjaan o Bijoya

    3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

    Melody Labs: Strings & Rhythm

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Tea Break

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Bollywood Stars: Sourendra & Soumyajit

     

    Sponsorship Packages

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    Chandrabindu

    Bangla Band Chandrabindoo (The most versatile and oldest Bangla Band from Kolkata with Anindya Chatterjee, Upal Sengupta and Chandril Bhattacharya, all coming along with 4 musicians)

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    Iman Chakraborty

    Iman Chakraborty is one of Kolkata’s most talented upcoming Rabindrasangeet(Tagore), Folk & Contemporary Bengali singer today. Iman started learning music at a very tender age. Besides Rabindrasangeet she has learned folk songs from different part of India. Iman’s ability to sing all kinds of songs with competence, her great style of singing and stage presence has helped her make a prominent presence in the cultural arena of Bengal. She is regular on television and stage. She has performed widely in different parts of India and also been invited to Bangladesh and Singapore to perform. Her recent original song from the movie "Praktan" is taking Kolkata by storm and soaring all charts. She has made us all very proud by winning the 2017 National Award for Best Playback Singer (Female) for this song. Iman has performed widely in different parts of India; also has been invited to Bangladesh, Singapore USA and Canada.

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