Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our Durga Puja, Lakshmi Puja and Kali Puja this year after we were restricted to holding a remote Puja last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Our Durga Puja will be held from Monday 11th October - Friday 15th October inclusive. Our Lakshmi Puja will be on Tuesday 19th October and our Kali Puja is on Thursday 4th November. The venue will once again be the Ground Floor Hall of the Hindu Temple, 172 West Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE4 9QB.

Our Purohit this year is once again Shri Krishnendu Mukherjee. We are especially grateful to him for sustaining the Puja last year and once again taking on this responsibility this year.

Your support is crucial for the success of the Puja, so we look forward to your participation in these important religious festivals for our local Hindu community. Please pass on the news to anybody who may be interested in attending.

We are also looking for volunteers before, during and after the Puja to help to set up, carry out and clear up. Please contact us if you will be able to help.

We look forward to seeing you at the Hindu Temple.


Yours sincerely,

The NEEBPA Committee


Omio Bhattacharya, 6 Kilnshaw Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5QQ, telephone 0191 236 2394, e-mail: omiob@yahoo.co.uk

Indranil Sen, 13 Breamish Drive, Washington, NE38 9HS, telephone 0191 419 4077, e-mail i.sen@zen.co.uk

** all timings mentioned are as per local time.


Durga Puja: Monday 11th October - Friday 15th October

Maha Shashti: Monday 11th October 

Kalparambha, Sankalpa at 7.00 pm

Bodhon, Amantran, Adhibas at 7.30 pm

Bhog Prasad at 8.30 pm

Maha Saptami: Tuesday 12th October 

Saptami Puja at 10.30 am

Pushpanjali at 12.30 pm

Bhog Prasad at 1.00 pm


Sandhya Arati at 7.00 pm

Pushpanjali at 8.00 pm

Bhog Prasad at  9.00 pm

Maha Ashtami: Wednesday 13th October

Morning Puja at 9.30 am

Lunch at 1.00 pm

Ashtami Puja at 3.00 pm

Pushpanjali at 4.30 pm


Sandhi Puja at 6.55 pm 

Pushpanjali at 7.19 pm

Balidan at 7.43 pm

Sandhya Arati at 8.00 pm

Pushpanjali at 8.30 pm

Bhog Prasad at 9.00 pm


Maha Navami: Thursday 14th October

Navami Puja at 10.30 am

Pushpanjali at 12.00 pm  

Hom at 12.30 pm

Bhog Prasad at 1.00 pm


Kumari Puja at 7.30 pm

Sandhya Arati at 8:00 pm

Pushpanjali at 8.30 pm

Bhog Prasad at  9.00 pm

Vijaya Dasami: Friday 15th October

Dasami Puja at 9.30 am

Bisarjan, Pushpanjali at 11.30 am

Sindur Khela at 12.00 pm


Lakshmi Puja:Tuesday 19th October

Lakshmi Puja at 7.30 pm

Pushpanjali at 8.30 pm

Bhog Prasad at 9.00 pm

Kali Puja: Thursday 4th November

Kali Puja at  6.00 pm

Pushpanjali at 9.30 pm

Bhog Prasad at 10.00 pm

Hom  at 11.00 pm

*All timings are approximate and subject to change


We would welcome a small donation from the members again this year to cover the costs.

Please make payments by bank transfer to:
Account name: NEEBPA
Bank: Barclays Bank, Wingrove Newcastle Branch
Sort Code: 20-59-97
Account Number: 2089 2378

Alternatively, payment can be made by cheque payable to "NEEBPA" and
posted to address below:
Mr I. Sen, 13 Breamish Drive, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 9HS