Deshantari of Ottawa Carleton is a cultural and charitable organization set up by the local Bengali Community in 1972. Deshantari organizes various cultural and charitable events throughout the year. These activities include musical programmes, dramas and plays, annual picnic, activities such as Walk-A-Thon to raise funds for worthy cause, annual dinner, Durga Puja, Lakshmi Puja, Saraswati puja, Childrens programmes. In addition there is a Badminton Club and a Library that is supported by Deshantari.

Upcoming Events

Durga Puja & Autumn Festival

11 October – 13 October, 2013

Heron Road Multi-Service Centre, 1480 Heron Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Sharad Utsav 2013: Time-table for Puja and Cultural Program


Date Program Details

Friday, Oct 11, 2013: Maha Sasthi

Priests: Sushil K. Bhattacharya and

Nirmal Sinha


06:00 pm: Maha Shasthi Puja

07:00 pm: Sandhya Arati and Prasad

07:30 pm: Cultural Program (Kids Talent show)

08:30 pm: Dinner

09:30 pm: Cultural Program (Shefali and Group)

10:30 pm: Cultural Program (Classical Music)

11:45 pm: Hall Closing


Saturday, Oct 12, 2013: Maha Saptami & Maha Ashtami

Morning Priests: Sushil K. Bhattacharya,

Nirmal Sinha

Evening Priests: Sushil K. Bhattacharya,

Nirmal Sinha


09:00 am: Maha Saptami & Maha Ashtami Puja

01:30 pm: Pushpanjali and Prasad

02:00 pm: Lunch

06:00 pm: Sandhya Puja

07:30 pm: Sandhya Arati and Prasad

07:45 pm: Children’s Classical Dance

08:15 pm: Dinner

09:30 pm: Bengali Nathak

12:45 pm: Hall Closing


Sunday, Oct 13, 2013: Maha Navami and Bijaya Dashami

Morning Priests: Aditya Chakravarti and

Ashutosh Bagchi

10:00 am: Maha Navami Puja

12:00 pm: Dashami Puja, Bisharjon

01:30 pm: Sindur Khela

02:00 pm: Lunch

04:30 pm: Hall Closing


Saturday, 19 Oct, 2013: Lakshmi Puja

Evening Priest: Nirmal Sinha


05:00 pm: Lakshmi Puja

07:00 pm: Jalsa Program

08:15 pm: Variety Program

08:30 pm: Dinner

11:00 pm: Hall Closing


Complete Puja schedule/cultural program


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