Bengali Puja and Cultural Society of Victoria organized Durga Puja in Melbourne . Durga puja started on Friday and ended with blessings on Sunday in religious environment. ‘Bengali puja and cultural society of Victoria ‘ (BPCSV) has been celebrating DURGA PUJA since 11 year in Melbourne. This year Durga Puja organized at Hungerian community center.
During three days celebration Bengali community in Melbourne performed cultural dance, songs, drama, pray, cultural clothing, art competition and games on the occasion. Durga puja was observed by both Indian and Nepalese people during the program.
“In Bangladesh we celebrate DURGA PUJA for 5 days but in Melbourne due to some constraints of timing, we celebrate that in weekends along with Friday night’’ says Mr SHAYAN DATTA Asst. General Secretary of BPCSV. He added ”As far as I am concerned, whatever it is too far away from our country Bangladesh, to imprint our culture and tradition in our heart always we organised DURGA PUJA every year from BPCSV where each and every community people along with us celebrate the PUJA”. He added ” We will try to improve overall management of Durga Puja in Melbourne to make it inclusive for all on further years.”
Celebration of Durga Puja was concluded with blessings . Participants were served lunch and dinner after Puja.
Hindu community in Bangladesh celebrates Durga Puja as great festival every year. Nowadays, many diaspora Assamese and Bengali cultural organisations arrange for Durgotsab in countries such as the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Singapore and Kuwait, among others.