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It is believed that Prince Ramachandra himself worshipped Devi with the rarest of flowers, the Blue Lotus, soliciting Shakti prior to a crucial battle. As Mahalaya approaches, we recall the legends of Devi subduing an array of demonic forces- Madhu-Kaitava, Raktavija, Shumbha-Nishumbha, and in the end, the powerful Mahishasura himself. In our pantheon, the greatest of the Devas, from Brahma and Vishnu down to the Ashwini-Kumars and the Gandharvas, together invoke the power of Devi in order to attain to peace and harmony in the celestial spheres. Legends aside, it is indeed true that Bengalis as a whole are not a martial people. Yet, the worship of Shakti, manifested through Durga and Kali, has been an essential part of the Bengali identity for millennia. In the salubrious light of autumn, we therefore offer our hymns to the Chinmayi, the Eternal Principle, in the Mrinmayi, our own clay-bound interpretation of ethereal beauty.

We Daytonian Bengalis, brought together by circumstances to the American heartland, have the privilege and honor to host the Tri-State Durga Puja this year in our city known far and wide as the crucible of aviation and flight. Come join us on Saturday, October 12th & 13th this year at Franklin High School, as we observe Bengal's most celebrated festival, Durgotsava, with the necessary combination of ceremonial solemnity, cultural and artistic exposition, sumptuous food and assorted purchases of music, film, books, art, collectibles and wearables from the home front. Not to mention endless joyous, invigorating adda.

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The Tri-State Durga Puja, Inc., a non-profit organization, was formed with the purpose of celebrating this festival within the tri-state region of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. To generate the necessary funds for the success of this event, we solicit patronage from businesses and individuals like you in the form of advertisements or greetings to be printed in our annual brochure. More...
To see the list of registrants for Tri State Durga Puja 2013 Click Here. The last date for sending pre registration is September 30, 2013. We are now accepting PayPal. For more information and registration form Click Here
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