Antorik Durga Puja is the most popular Durga Puja in Dallas, USA. Organized by Bengali Association of Greater Dallas, Antorik Durga Puja attracts several thousands of devotees every year.
Started in 1999, ANTORIK is considered one of the most prestigious and well-honored community organizations in USA. From initial 30 families, the number of families who attend now is more than 500.
Kumartuli Protima for Durga Puja
Antorik Durga Puja is the first overseas organization who pursued Kumartuli artist Gorachand Paul & Sons to build fiberglass protima. Since the concept of protima immersion does not exist in USA, organizations used to have “solar” protima, the same protima year after year. But Antorik went one step ahead, showed the path to have fiberglass protima.
Here is the detailed schedule of Antorik Durga Puja 2011 in Dallas, USA
September 30th, 2011
6:00pm Maha Sashti, Maha Saptami Puja
7:30pm Prasad & Dinner
9:15pm Bollywood night with Prathibha Singh & Soumen Nandi
October 1st, 2011
10:00am Maha Ashtami Puja
11:00am Sandhi Puja, Maha Nabami Puja Kumari Puja
12:00am Kumari Puja, Pushpanjali
01:00pm Prasad & Lunch
05:00pm Alibaba Chollish Chor, Paschatyer Surey Rabindranath, Moner Surey
09:00pm Tollywood Night – Concert by Rathijit Bhattacharya & Subhajit Ray
October 8th, 2011
5:30pm Bijoya Sammelan
6:00pm Taal Se Taal Mila – A tribute to Bollywood Beauties
6:45pm Shantijol, Sindur Khela, Kola Kuli
8:30pm Kolkata Night – Concert by Saikat Mitra and his band
Williams High School
1800 18th St, Plano TX
Frisco High School
6401 Parkwood Dr, Frisco TX
For more details go through the official website of Antorik Durga Puja (Bengali Association of Greater Dallas, USA).