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Tri-State Durga Puja Festival, Kentucky Horse Park

October 17, 2015 - October 18, 2015


The Tri-State Durga Puja Festival is at the Kentucky Horse Park October 17-18.

Durga Puja is an annual religious festival celebrated by the Bengali speaking people of the Indian Subcontinent.

This Durga Puja is organized by the Bengali community of the Tri State Area of Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. This is the thirty first year of the Tristate Durga Puja Celebration.

The worship of Ma Durga, the destroyer of evil and protector of humanity commemorates a mythological tale celebrating the mothers visit to her parents’ home with her four children Ganesh, Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kartik. Ma Durga comes down to Bengal from her husband Shiva’s home in Kailash parvat in the Himalayas. This coincides with the Harvest Festival when people in the entire Indian subcontinent celebrate with food, dance, music and other cultural events.

Community Durga Puja or Baroyaari pujo as it is called in both the Bengals is a tradition that came into being when the exclusive family pujos were becoming rare. This is one time of the year when Bengali communities all over the world come together to celebrate and participate in the festivities according to traditional Bengali culture

Puja Schedule
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Morning puja 9:00-11:30 AM
Anjali 11:30-12:30 PM
Prasad 12:30-1:00 PM
Evening puja 6:00-7:30 PM
Dhunuchi dance competition 7:30-8:00 PM

Sunday, October 18, 2015
Morning puja 9:00-11:00 AM
Anjali/Prasad 11:00-11:30 AM
Sankha blowing competition 11:30-12:00 PM
Baran 12:00-12:30 PM

Food Service
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Lunch 12:30-2:00 PM
Evening snack 4:30-5:30 PM
Dinner 7:30-9:30 PM

Sunday, October 18, 2015
Breakfast 8:00-10:00 AM
Lunch 12:00-1:30 PM

Children/Youth Activities Schedule
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Youth/Children activities 10:00 AM-1:00PM
Lunch 12:00-1:00 PM
Activities and entertainment 1:00-6:30 PM
Dinner 7:00-8:00 PM


Cultural Program Schedule
Saturday, October 17, 2015
2:30 – 5:30 PM
9:30-11:00 PM

http://www.kybengali.org for more info


October 17, 2015
October 18, 2015


Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY United States