Atlanta, GA, October 21, 2022: Purbasha celebrated its 12th Durga Puja with grandeur and magnificence from September 30th – October 2nd. Members and non-members alike gathered to commemorate Sosthi and set the tone for the following day.
People from Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama and other neighboring states gathered to pay homage and respect to Devi Durga.
Crowds gathered around “Maa Durga” as they prepared for aarti and pushpanjali, their hands folded, and heads bowed.
Purbasha received a new idol from Kolkata in 2022, which was paired with Chandon Nagar lights for the first time in Atlanta.
The evening was capped off by a live concert featuring Rathijit and Shreya Bhattacharjee of Sa,Re,Ga,Ma,Pa fame, as well as Chiranjeeb.
Purbasha observed Maha Navami and Dashmi puja on October 1st and 2nd. Other festivities included Pushpanjali, aarti, sindoor khela, and a lavish lunch and dinner. A fantastic cultural event put on by its own members on October 1st featured a show celebrating women’s empowerment, a drama, and numerous other young and adult performances.
The well-known Kolkata band Chandrabindoo’s live performance was in the evening, and it was also a sold-out concert.
“We were heartbroken to see the crowd disperse, and “Maa Durga” prepare for transportation because we realized the long-awaited event had come to an end,” said a press release issued by the association.
Members recalled the long days and late nights that went into creating the program.
“We would like to thank the entire community for their invaluable assistance in making the event a huge success. Over the course of three days, over 1200+ people attended our Puja. The front desk, food committee, our president, and others worked tirelessly to ensure the success of our most important event. We are also looking forward to our next event – Kali Puja, which will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Brandywine Elementary School and will be followed by a musical performance by Saikat Halder. We have got a new Maa Kali Idol this time. Purbasha cordially invites everyone to attend in order to help us make the Kali Puja celebration and cultural program a huge success,” the release said.