Bengali Association of Southern California (BASC) is a US non-profit organization (Tax ID 95-3568482) dedicated to nurturing and promoting Bengali and Indian culture among Southern California residents. BASC runs two Bengali schools - Pathbhaban in San Fernando Valley area and Pathsala in Irvine area. BASC publishes a periodic e-newsletter, Sambad Bichitra; and two literary magazines - Kheya for grown-ups and Ankur for the children. BASC also organizes many cultural, social, philanthropic and religious events throughtout the year.

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BASC DURGA PUJA 2016 - OCT 14-16th

Durga Puja Schedule 2016

In keeping with the tradition, this year's Durga Puja will be performed on Fri (10/14) to Sun (10/16), with Bodhan and Shasthi Puja on Fri, Saptami, Ashtami and Sandhi Puja on Sat, and Navami and Dashami Puja on Sun. Click "Puja Details" to your right for a detailed schedule including "Anjali" and "Arati".

Taylor Performing Arts Center / Monrovia High School
845 W. Colorado Blvd.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Auditorium Seat Map

For your convenience, we are publishing the seating map online this year. Your assigned seats will be used for the external artists' programs on Fri, Sat and Sun.
The seating arrangement shows the currently reserved and open seats. Seats can only be reserved on receipt of payment. Due to high demand this year, we encourage all members to mail their Puja donations at their earliest. If you would like us to hold certain seats for you, please send email to and mail your check within 7 days. Seats will be assigned on a "first-come first-served" basis for each category, including when multiple requests are received for the same seats. If donations are not received within the 7 day period, the hold will be released. Once the seats are reserved, these cannot be changed.

to check availability

RSVP for Puja 2016

As we work on creating a memorable Durga Puja experience for you, we request you to RSVP for:

1. Food choice for each family member (for your convenience we are introducing custom and clearly marked food coupons for every meal)
2. Number of seats required for the entertainment programs

** Personalized RSVP links has been sent to all our members over e mail. Kindly contact in case you have not received the email.
** Please do not forget to check kids meal for your kids

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