Saraswati Puja 2018


Jonas Clarke Middle School
17 Stedman Rd
Lexington MA 02421

At the Traffic Light enter to Brook Side Avenue off Waltham Street

Saraswati Puja will be held on Saturday, 27th January, 2018 in Estabrook Elementary School, Lexington, MA

Ma Saraswati is the Goddess of Learning. Every heavenly body that inhabits or orbits our planet seeks knowledge for spiritual upliftment, praying in turn to the endearing goddess entrusted with its fair disbursement. Ma Saraswati holds a special place in the Bengali pantheon. Naturally, Bengalis everywhere, not just the Bengalees of New England, are happy to welcome Ma Saraswati. Bengalees of New England will be celebrating her arrival on 27th of January, 2018.

Suggested Donation

Pricing Scheme
Family $45 2 Adults with or without children
Single $25
Student $15 Full time Student Id for each person
Visiting Parents $10 For each parent
Stall $60 One food coupon is included with the price. Rate for each additional person is $10.
BNE Hold the status of a non-profit organization under Section 501(3)( C). Tax ID 263941179
All donation amounts are tax deductible up-to the limit permissible by law
A portion of your donation goes to charitable organization as per 501(3)( C) rules

Event Schedule

Here is a tentative schedule of our events. The timings are subject to change depending upon weather forecast and travel conditions.

Puja 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Art Competition 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Anjali, Haathe-khori 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lunch 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Cultural program 02:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Dinner 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Art Competition

  • Under-5: who will be coloring a picture provided,
  • An elementary group aged between 6 -10 years and
  • A group of 11 years and up

A topic will be provided to the last two groups.
Drawing paper will be provided, but participants will bring their own art supplies. The duration of the competition will be from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Cafeteria. Please email the name and age of their child/children, phone number to

Cultural Program Details


  • Kids section: Koustav Datta and Shohini Lala

  • Adult section: Apratim Purakayastha and Anwesa Sengupta

Name Description Participants
Saraswati Bandana recital Debotrisha Datta
Poem Rajarshi Mandal.
Classical songs Sanjana and Siddhant
Song Anuprabha Dandapat
Rabindra Sangeet
Song Rajdeep Neel Majumadar
Song Ritvik Ghosh
Dance Sayontika Bhattacharya
ABBA Meldy Singers:
Ankita Goswami and
Shreya Sarcar
Narrator: Bojro Das
Track editing: Shantanu Sen
Nak Kata Raja Once upon a time there was a cruel ruler. He kept his subjects in fear by punishing them even for their smallest mistakes. One day the king got a taste of his own medicine. Participants:
Aritra Ghosh,
Ryon Deep Das,
Sidhartha RoyChowdhury,
Snehal Baguli,
Suvam Roy Ganguly.
Direction: Bhaswati Ghosh"
Song Rhiti Roy
Poem Arundhati Sarkhel
Musical and Dance The program presenting live-music/ singing accompanied by dancers showcasing different artistic fusion dances gleaned from its classical counterpart.
The dance brings out the passionate mood of every song presented in its best sublime form .
The primary focus is to present our rich Indian culture which is endowed with plethora of various dance styles which has its own characteristic qualities and distinction.
Jhum Sarcar
Soma Dasgupta
Suchismita Roychowdhury
Moumita Banerjee
Saswati Das
Madhumati Ghosh
Somdutta Mitra
Mouli Lala
Songs বীণা রঞ্জিতা পুস্তক হস্তে, ভগবতী ভারতী দেবী নমোস্তুতে

সরস্বতী বিদ্যা ও সুরের বন্দনার দেবী। তাঁর বীনা থেকে যে সুরের মায়াজাল জগৎ কে ভুলিয়ে রাখে, সেই সাত সুরের মিশ্রনে নানা স্বাদের সঙ্গীত এর মাধ্যমে তাঁকে শ্রদ্ধার্ঘ জানানোর জন্যে ছোট্ট গানের অনুষ্ঠান " সরগম "

ভাস্বতী ঘোষ ও
দেবারতি মুখার্জী গাঙ্গুলী
Hindi/Bengali songs Santanu Sen, Ayon and Debadep



Khichuri ( খিচুড়ি)
Papad (পাপড় ভাজা)
Chutney (চাটনি)
Labra ( লাবরা)
Desert (মিষ্টি)
Rice (ভাত)
Mung Daal (মুগের ডাল)
PhoolKopi Thikha Bora
Chyanchra (ইলিশ মাছের মাথা দিয়ে ছ্যাঁচড়া)
Hilsha Fisher Jhol (ইলিশ মাছের ঝোল)
Payes with Nolen gur ( নোলেন গুড়ের পায়েস)
Patishapta ( পাটিসাপটা)
Dinner (Vegetarians only)
Vendi posto
Dalna with Dhonka (ধোঁকার ডালনা)


Fried Rice & Chicken
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