BAV hosts Dashara event in Melbourne

Children paint Goddess Durga (Picture courtesy : BAC)

The Bhutanese Association in Victoria Inc. (BAV) said it hosted Durga Pooja cum Dashara function on October 21 at Banksia Garden Community Center in Melbourne, Australia.

Children paint Goddess Durga (Picture : BAV)

Chaired by the organization President Dhan Prasad Siwakoti, the event started with Durga Pooja performed by community priest Mitra Adhikari followed by Bhajan-Kirtan by community members.

In the second part, around 20 children took part in painting competition where they were asked to portrait Goddess Durga, informed the BAC.

Various artists also performed live dances and songs to entertain audiences during the event.

The organizer said that it also distributed prizes to best performers, and served various traditional cuisines to participants.


  1. Gud gob BAV .. Keep it up .. M so glad to see this sorts of Durga puja in Victoria by Bhutanese . I didn’t even imagine that we would do those cultural activies in this Australia when I left Nepal. Thanks for preserving the culture n our identity in this third country.This Durga Puja is the first in Melbourne by Bhutanese . I haven’t saw any Durja Puja between my settlement in Melbourne yet.

  2. Gr8 job by BAV members.thanks to BNS for publishing the news.This is real outcome when u actually works in unity. BAV already planted seed and it has just started putting primary root,,, let’s keep on eye on it n care it so it would put secondary n all those roots and become stronger and then eventually it would start to give u fruits. This is very big start from the emerging community after Bhanu jayanty celebration couple of months ago. Well done BAV!!

  3. Congratulation for the community members for taking this initiative and demonstrating some elements of Hindu religion through such community celebrations. All the best in such endeavors in future…..