PREVIEW FOR VIJAYADASHAMI CELEBRATIONS BY BENGALI SAMITHI
Their éclat is understandable - after all, they invented it. Well, at any rate,
they believe so. Here's the Bengalis celebrating the Navaratris in our very own
The Bengali Samithi is celebrating the Vijayadashami festival amidst many cultural programs. On the penultimate day of the festivity, the program will start with a drawing competition at 10.00am, followed by an event for children to display their artistic skills. Then comes the Shankha/Uludhani at 10.30am. It is the blowing of the conch, a predominantly Bengali practice, followed as part of the puja rituals. An antakshari will follow at 11.30am.
Aaroti competition will be held at 7.00pm, and will see the youngsters aiming
to invoke the blessings of the goddess in a symphony of dancing with fire and
smoke. The grand finale is the Mumbai Star Nite at 8.30pm. It is their piece
de resistance of Durga Puja 2001, and is a glowing tribute to the legend of
Kishore Kumar by his son and famous playback singer Amit Kumar. He will be performing
The festivities will culminate on October 26 with the immersion of the idol of
Mother Durga. Please contact 763-4119/760-0875 for further details.