In line with our objective of fostering the cultural heritage of India through various
socio-cultural events, Panchamukhee is proud to present its third successive Durga
Utsav this year, in Harrow, London, over six days between 4th and 9th October 2008.
As in 2007, the Utsav this year promises to be a cultural carnival where people
from all backgrounds and cultures will participate and enjoy as one.
The cynosure of the festival will be the idols of Devi Durga and her family, hand-crafted
from bio-degradable materials, in a traditional way, by Amarnath Ghosh, a renowned
artisan from Kolkata. The six-day festival will also include various socio-cultural
events and performances to provide meaningful entertainment to the audience and
to help create cultural cohesion among various ethnic communities.
The events will aim to engage participants from across age groups, cultural backgrounds
and abilities. We intend to organise events involving participants from within the
local communities in London along with artists and professional performers from
other parts of the UK and abroad (e.g., Netherlands, India, USA and Germany). Arrangement
for free lunch and dinner will be made for everyone attending the festival.