Bengali Bijoya Dashami Celebrations- Oct 15th

Durga Bijoya Dashami Celebrations: October 15th

The Bengalees of Columbia invite you to the DurgaBijoya Dashami celebrations under the auspices of HTCC Shanti Mandir on Oct 15th starting at 6:15 PM. Come and experience the Bengali Rituals of Devi Boron/Aarati, Sindoor Khela. Dance to the rhythm of Bengali Dhak (Drums) and enjoy a culturally rich evening filled with performances from Bengal by our very own friends

Program Details
Cultural Program starts at 6:15 PM
1. Introductory Message on Bengali’s Durga Puja followed by chanting of the Bengali’s Pushpanjali Mantra – Shramik Sengupta
2. Goddess Durga invocation sloka in Sanskrit -Ujaan Sengupta
3. Goddess Durga invocation Song in Bengali -Debeshi Mazumdar
4. Recitation of Stotram – Bihan Sengupta
5. Special Performance -BharatnatyamDance(Pushpanjali)-Choreography by Eshwary Sriram
6. Bengali Song composed by Rabindra Nath Tagorefrom “Bhanu Shingher Padabali” – KhushiBandopadhyay
7. Bengali song on Devi Durga -Alpana Ray
8. Guitar and Bengali song -Sumit Nandy
9. Bengali Dance Performance -Sraboni Nandy
10. Bengali Song – Aditi Rawat
Devi Boron/Aarti and Sindoor Khela
Prasad / Snacks

Contact Person: Koyeli Ganguli

Join Bijoya Dashami Celebrations in-person at the HTCC Shanthi Mandir (2006 Holly Avenue, Columbia MO 65202)
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Regular Events

Lakshmi Puja, Sri Lalita Sahasranama and Sri Lakshmi Ashtothra Parayanam Every 3rd Friday of the month, this puja is performed by the temple priest Sri. Sharmaji. Puja Time: 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM To be one of the sponsors for the puja, please contact Anandhi Upendran (, 573-999-7196) or Abirami Elangovan (573-6737423)
Murugan Abhishekam and Puja Every 2nd Sunday of the month, this puja is performed by the temple priest Sri. Sharmaji. Puja Time: 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM The Puja for Karthikeya (Murugan): Abhishekam, will be followed by recitation of Kanda Shashti Kavacam, songs and/or dances by children.
If you would like to help with this event or be one of the SPONSORS, then please contact Smt. Manjula Nathan (573-639-7814) or Smt. Hema Srinivasan (573-289-8797)
Sri Satyanarayana Puja Every 4th Saturday of the month, this puja is performed by the temple priest Sri. Sharmaji.
If you are interested in participating and/or sponsoring the monthly Satyanarayana Puja, please contact Smt Latha Krishnan (573-424-7537; OR Smt. Rajalakshmi Adusumili ( 573-424-8582;
Shishu Vihar
Sundays from 10:15 a.m – 11:15 a.m, Second Sundays from 9:00 am - 9:50 am
Bal Sabha
Fourth Sundays of the month from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m, except during June and July
1st Sundays of the month from 10:00 a.m – 1:30 p.m
Open Prayer
Tuesdays and Saturdays from 5:00 p.m – 6:30 p.m
Sai Bhajans
Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m
Suprabhatham Prayers
Sri Venkateshwara Suprabhatham and Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam Recited Saturdays from 9:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m
Bhagavad Gita Study Circle
2nd and 4th Saturdays 6:00 p.m – 7:30 p.m
Shram Daan
Saturdays from 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m (October – May) Fridays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m (June – September)
Tamil Class
1st and 3rd Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m
Hindi Class
2nd Sundays from 1:00 – 2:00 and 4th Sundays of the month from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m
Yoga Class
Second Sundays from 10:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m except April 9th due to Akhhand Ramayan Program

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