Durga Puja 2017

Dear Members and Friends of Sanskriti,

We are delighted to bring you the most-awaited event of the year – Sankriti Durga Puja 2017. This year we plan to celebrate the mega event in a gala festive mood spanning over three days – first time in the history of Sanskriti.

Please join us to celebrate Durgapuja all three days

  • Friday Evening, September 29, 2017
  • Saturday All day, September 30, 2017
  • Sunday All Day, October 1, 2017

Gaithersburg High School
101 Education Blvd.
Gaithersburg MD 20877?

Registration Details:

Online pre-registration for Durga Puja 2017 will end on 24 September 2017. Register Now

Full Event Registration Rates Online At the Gate
Non-Member Member Non-Member Member
Adult Single $100 $95 $115 $115
Couple $185 $175 $215 $215
Student (w/ ID) $65 $50 $75 $75
Each Dependent Parent or Child (4-12 yrs) $65 $50 $75 $75
Family of 4 (2 parents + 2 children 4-12 yrs) $250 $225 $265 $265

* Children below 4 are free

Membership Dues:

Annual: $30
Life: $300
  • We urge you to register on-line early to take advantage of the lower rates.
  • Members please note that there will not be any distinction between member and non-member rates at the gate. Pre-registration will result in substantial savings for you.

Puja Schedule:

Date Time Activities
Saturday Sept. 30th 10.00 AM-12.00 PM Saptami and Asthami Puja (including Arati)
Saturday Sept. 30th 12.30 PM – 1.30 PM Puspanjali
Saturday Sept. 30th 2.00 PM -2.30 PM Sandhi Puja
Sunday Oct. 1st 1.10 AM -11.30 AM Nabami Puja, Chandi Path

Food :

All people attending the Friday’s musical event will be served with boxed food between the hours of 7-8:30 PM.
No Food will be allowed in the auditorium!

Date Age Menu
Friday Box All Koraishutir Kochuri, Aloor dum, Sweet Pulao, Veg Chop, Misti
Saturday Lunch Adult Khichuri, Labra, Fish Kalia, Aloo Bhindi(Vegetarian only), Chutney, Misti
Saturday Lunch Kids Pasta with Chicken strips, Cup Cakes, Juice
Saturday Snacks All Jhal Muri, Aloor Chop
Saturday Dinner Adult Saffron Pulao, Cholar Dal , Goat Meat(Kosha), Mixed veg with Paneer, Navratan Korma(Vegetarian only), Pineapple Chutney, Misti
Saturday Dinner Kids Saffron Pulao, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Dessert
Sunday Lunch Adult Veg Fried Rice, Chicken Tikka Massala, Aloo Gobi Matar, Matar Paneer (Vegetarian only), Mango Chutney, Misti
Sunday Lunch Kids Veg Fried Rice, Tandoori Chicken, Dessert
Sunday Snacks All Bhel Puri, Samosa
Sunday Dinner All Puri, Aloor Dum, Chicken Tikka Kabob, Veg. Chop (Vegetarian Only), Dessert

Cultural Events:Spectacular array of performances by guest artists from Kolkata spanning over three evenings.

  • Friday Musical Evening presented by Jimut & Chandrika (Sa Re Ga Ma Champion and Finalist of 2017).
  • Saturday Evening Golden Era Bengali Songs presented by Debasish & Rohini Roychowdhury.
  • Sunday Evening Bollywood Musical Extravaganza presented by Bishakh Jyoti Majumdar, 2007 Bangla Sa Re Ga Ma Finalist and 2011 Hindi Sa Re Ga Ma Runners up, and Sanchari Bose, 2005 Bangla Sa Re Ga Ma.


Date Time Performance
Friday Sept. 29th 8.30-10.30 PM Musical Evening by Jimut and Chandrika
Saturday Sept. 30th 3.30-4.10 PM Ei Poth Jodi Na Sesh Hoy
Saturday Sept. 30th 4.25-5.25 PM Dance Drama- Tasher Desh
Saturday Sept. 30th 6.00-7.30 PM Golden Era Bengali Songs presented by Debasish and Rohini Roychowdhury
Saturday Sept. 30th 9.00-10.30 PM Drama – Gupi Bagha in America
Sunday Oct. 1st 3.05-3.35 PM Drama – Bhalo Paharer Golpo
Sunday Oct. 1st 3.45-4.45 PM Dance Drama – Aban Potua
Sunday Oct. 1st 5.15-6.15 PM Dance Drama – Matir Konya
Sunday Oct. 1st 6:45-8.30 PM Bollywood Musical Extravaganza presented by Bishakh Jyoti and Sanchari