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Durga Puja 2015 Come and celebrate Durga Puja on October 17 and 18, 2015 at Chabot College. Our cultural programs this year include Bollywood singer Papon, two Bengali Plays by Gautam Halder and a musical program by Sampa Kundu. See more...
Kali Puja 2015 Kali Puja at Logan High School on November 7 will feature Bhoomi O Baul - a well-known band from Kolkata. See more...
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Prabasi - Past and Present!

PRABASI is a non-profit socio-cultural organization of the Bengalis of the San Francisco Bay Area, founded in 1974. This is the largest and oldest organization of Bengalis and Bengali-loving people in Northern California. Our goals are broadly defined in our vision and mission statement. We have open communication with all our members. Prabasi also has an interesting history. To promote a feeling of togetherness, Prabasi is a membership based organization.

Welcome to Prabasi

Prabasi is a non-profit socio-cultural organization of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a membership-based organization whose focus is on the Bengali language and culture. Prabasi was formed in 1974 and is run by an elected Board of Directors. Prabasi organizes at least four cultural get-togethers every year - Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Saraswati Puja and Anandamela. Besides it also organizes Bengali movie shows when available, annual new-year's eve parties and picnics. Prabasi is also instrumental in coordinating relief efforts when a natural disaster strikes.

Durga Puja 2015

durga_face3Every year Durga Puja brings us sweet reminiscences from Bengal - from the sound of dhaak, to the hustle-bustle of ladies trying to do their last minute shopping, to the smell of dhuno and shiuli. This year will be special as we have planned several grand events. Among the prominent artists from abroad are Bollywood singer Papon, theater guru Gautam Halder from Kolkata and singer Sampa Kundu.

Dates: October 17 and 18, 2015

Venue: Chabot College, Hayward.

Read more about Durga Puja 2015.

Kali Puja 2015

Kali-GoddessThis year's Kali Puja will be celebrated on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Kali Puja will feature Bhoomi O Baul - a well know band with a fresh outlook.

Date: November 7, 2015

Read more about Kali Puja 2015.

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Our members span all over the Bay Area between Marin County and Gilroy.

Prabasi has been in existence since 1974 and serving Bengalis for more than 35 years. It meets regularly at least four times every year, out of which the main cultural celebrations are held during Durga Puja. It has a non-profit status in California, and is governed by an elected Board whose terms are normally three years.

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Durga Puja 2015 will be celebrated at Chabot College, Hayward on Oct 17 and 18, 2015

Kali Puja 2015 will be celebrated at Logan High School, Fremont on Nov 7, 2015



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