Welcome to celebrate


in Hounslow, London


Prabashi (UK charity reg. no. 1148232) is a social and cultural organisation based in Hounslow, London. Prabashi aspires to bring the east to west and to harness the best of both worlds.

Prabashi is a non-profit community based organization in Hounslow, Greater London. We are a small, close knit community celebrating the spirit of togetherness by promoting community brotherhood in the form of events that brings to light our rich and renowned traditions.

Apart from organizing entertainment programs celebrating our cultural heritage and diversity, Prabashi also believes in giving our patrons and members a home away from home.

In response to the recent COVID19 emergency and the need of hundreds and thousands of families, Prabashi as a charitable organization is rising, yet again, to the pressing challenge of the hour and deciding to help the local families in need. Prabashi is working with the following organisations to fight against COVID-19:

Prabashi is proud to support the following organisations in their relief work to help the people affected by the cyclone Amphan.

  • Ramakrishna mission
  • Bharat Sevashram Sangha
  • Calcutta Rescue, Kolkata
  • Society for Heritage and Ecological Researches (SHER)
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Durgotsav 2023

Timetable (Nirgonto)

Start time Friday
(20th October, 2023)
(21st October, 2023)
(22nd October, 2023)
(23rd October, 2023)
8:00 AM     Puja begins  
9:00 AM   Puja begins KUMARI PUJA Puja begins
10:00 AM Puja begins     Arati & Pushpanjali
11:00 AM       Havana
11:30 AM       Immersion & Shantivari
12:00 noon       Sindur Utsav
12:30 PM Arati & Pushpanjali Arati & Pushpanjali Arati & Pushpanjali Prasad & Bhog Distribution
1:00 PM Prasad & Bhog Distribution Prasad & Bhog Distribution Prasad & Bhog Distribution  
5:30 PM Cultural Programme Cultural Programme Cultural Programme  
6:00 PM        
07.36 PM TO 08.24 PM   SANDHI PUJA    
8:00 PM Sandhyarati & Pushpanjali   Sandhyarati & Pushpanjali  
8:30 PM   Sandhyarati & Pushpanjali    
9:30 PM Prasad & Bhog Distribution Prasad & Bhog Distribution Prasad & Bhog Distribution  
Goddess Durga's arrival is on Ghotak and
Goddess Durga's departure is on Ghotak
Shasthi is when Goddess Durga descends to earth with Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartikeya and Ganesh. The ritual consists of installing the ghata and praying to the Divine Mother to awaken. The holy presence of Goddess Durga is invoked into the idols in a ritual called Pran Pratisthan. The day commences with the Kola Bou bath, dressed in a sari, and used to transport the goddess's energy. Nine different types of plants are worshiped, representing the nine divine forms of Goddess Durga.
Ashtami :
Ashtami is one of the most significant days of Durga Puja. The goddess is worshiped as Nava Durga (nine aspects of Durga) and Goddesses Jayanti, Mangala, Kali, Bhadrakali, Kapalani, Durga, Shiva, Kshama, Dhatri, Svaha and Svadha. In the evening, the important Sandhi Puja is performed to worship Goddess Durga in her Chamunda form - Kali who killed the demon Chanda and Munda. Sandhi Puja is considered to be the highest point in the whole Durga Puja and the most important ritual.
The goddess is worshiped in the form of a young unmarried virgin girl, in a ritual called the Kumari Puja. Navami is the last day of worship, which concludes with a maha aarti, Devi Havan (Homa) and to mark the end of the rituals and prayers. Goddess Durga is believed to have killed the buffalo demon Mahishasura on this day, and she's worshiped in the form of Mahisasuramardini.

Our Partners

Our Patron - Mrs. Shompa Ghosh
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