Utsov 2023 a grand success!


We were proud to deliver as promised:

  • A unique idol created by an award winning artist
  • New themed pandal created from scratch
  • A grand cultural show
  • Amazing food and snacks

 2024 Utsov Puja TBD 

The Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center
200 Rues Lane, East Brunswick, NJ - 08816  

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New protima artist - Bhabatosh Sutar

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Help us with our philanthropy

Since its inception, Utsov has been priviledged to work with multiple NGOs dedicated to fighting against problems that plague the world. In order to help us continue our efforts, please consider donating generously.

Support Utsov Philantropy 

 Special thanks to our Gold Sponsors 

Fox & Reach Realtors
New York Life
Zee Bangal
Sure Financial
Christopher Grimes
Sona Jewellers

Utsov would also like to thank the following:

    ........................     ⊛Dr. Srinivas Mendu, M.D.& Dr. Sonia Deora, M.D.  ⊛Dr. Varinder M. Singh, M.D.  ⊛Madhushree & Sanjeeban;  ⊛Mahua & Krishna;  ⊛Anuradha & Ayan;  ⊛Sanjukta & Goutam;  ⊛Moumita & Subrata;  ⊛Vasundhara & Joydeep  ⊛Malati & Kashinath  ⊛Seema & Pradip  ⊛Sagarika & Tuhin  ⊛Trisha & Amit  ⊛Mithila & Kuntal  ⊛Sharmishtha & Souvik;  ⊛Eshika & Dhiman  ⊛Leena & Nihar  ⊛Sumi & Raju Debnath  ⊛Nipa & Uttam Das  ⊛Barnali & Ajay Rathi  ⊛Namrata & Subhadip Chatterjee  ⊛Mousumi & Satish Sunkara  ⊛Mr. Ravi Adusumilli  ⊛Nandini, Subhasish & Meghna  ⊛Malini, Anupam, Aritro, Aashna  ⊛Sonali & Niloy Chakraborty  ⊛Arnab & Anirban Bhattacharya  ⊛   !!Thank You!!  

*Utsov is a registered 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your entire donation may be tax-deductible. Please talk to your tax professional for details.

Events A variety of events for the entire family

Utsov Durga Puja 2023 edition! Join us with your family.

2023 Utsov Durga Puja will be held on Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd at the following location:

The Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center
Formerly East Brunswick Performing Arts Center
At Hammarskjold Middle School
200 Rues Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Thank you for your overwhelming response in the past years. Let's make this year's Durga Puja even bigger.

Utsov Puja

Prime Guest and Prime Patron. Help us make a better puja.

Over the years we have had many well-wishers and patrons who have contributed with an open heart to make Utsov Durga Puja a grand success and advance Utsov’s philanthropic ambitions to new heights. We would like to recognize and honor those who donate at the Prime Patron and Prime Guest levels. Given that Utsov has moved to a registartion model, we would still request you to donate for Utsov's various philanthropy programs.

Please Note: Utsov is a registered 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your entire donation may be tax-deductible. Please talk to your tax professional for details.

Puja Schedule.

Saturday October 21st

Maha Sasthi, Maha Saptami & Maha Astami Puja 11:00 AM
Prasad Distribution 1:30 PM
Puspanjali (will continue every 30m till 4:30PM) 2:30 PM
Bhog** & Aarati 3:30 PM

Sunday October 22nd

Sandhi, Maha Navami & Maha Dashami Puja 11:30 AM
Prasad Distribution 1:00 PM
Puspanjali (will continue every 30m till 3:30PM) 1:30 PM
Bhog** & Aarati 2:30 PM
Sindoor Khela 5:00 PM
** If you are interested in sponsoring Bhog for the Utsov Durga Puja 2023, please let us know. Register To Sponsor Bhog

2023 artists

Raj Barman

Utsov Home Production

Musical Evening (Saturday - Oct 21st after 6 PM).
Indian Classical, bollywood & fusion.

We are thrilled to announce, for the first time in the USA, Raj Barman with his Grand Music Band.
Raj Barman is one of India's current youth icons and a rising star in the Hindi and Bengali music scene. He is an extremely talented vocalist with multiple hindi and bengali playback hits to his name. He is also a talented music producer and a YouTube star with over 5 million followers. He is versatile and able to sing many different genres of music, from rock to pop to folk. Raj has multiple playback hits under his belt and has won the "Best Bengali Playback Singer" in the Tele Cine Awards. Raj has performed the vocals on top hits in multiple Bengali movies such as Noorjahan, Villain, Mon Janena etc. and on Hindi movies such as Badhaai Do, Mission Majnu, Dr. G, Middle Class Love, Om, Untouchables, Sainik etc. Raj's popular mash-ups, cover songs and albums have more than 165 million views on YouTube. See below links for samples of his playback performances.




Utsov Home Production.

We have been working hard to bring you a collaboration between utsov members, their kids and the artists mentioned below. We hope you will enjoy the performance and encourage our kids.

Malancha is the disciple of Hindustani classical maestro Pt. Hanuman Prasad Misra ji who was a Tansen awardee, Sangeet Natak Academy awardee and proud father father of Pt. Rajan and Sajan Misra who are Padma Bhushan awardees. She is a former All India Radio artist and enjoys performing various genres of music such as Khayal, Thumri, Ghazal, Bhajan, Folk, Rabindra Sangeet, Western Classical, Pop, Bollywood numbers, etc.. She holds the title of Florida Indian Icon Season III winner and International Indian Icon Season III first runners up. Malancha has shared presence with Rabindra Sangeet maestros such as Suchitra Mitra, Dijen Mukhopadhyay. Recently she has toured as female lead singer with Bollywood legendary music director Jatin Pandit from Jatin Lalit duo. She is also a computer engineer and works as Vice President at Deutsche Bank, NewYork.

Novo is an independent artist who is passionate about creating meaningful melodies. His deep passion for music has led him to launch his debut album “Apne Sapne” available on all platforms like iTunes, Saavn, Youtube, Apple, Amazon, Spotify. His musical journey is dotted with accolades such as winning Zee Antakshari while representing his university, and performing live at numerous events. Novo is on Instagram

Tirthankar Bhakta professionally an IT Engineer from New Jersey, is very passionate about music and singing. Had performed in various cultural events/ shows accross NJ. According to him, “Where words fail, music speaks”.


Activities for kids. Open To All


Open to all kids coming to the puja*.

  • Art Competition - Saturday, October 21st, 1 to 2 PM.

All registrations need to be completed by October 8th, 7:00 PM.

Please bring your own pencils and coloring supplies. Paper will be provided.

Results will be declared during the cultural evening on October 21st.

All participants will be awarded certificates; winning entries will be awarded with trophies.



  • Talent Show - Sunday, October 22nd, 4:30 PM.

Submit your entries for Vocal, Dance, Instrumental, Reciatation etc.. Open to all kids 8 - 17 years of age.

Please submit a video link of performance during registration, or via email to activities@utsov.org.

All registrations need to be completed by October 8th, 7:00 PM.

All selected performers/groups will be notified by October 14th.

Performance must portray Indian culture in an Indian language.

*Accompanying parents/guardians need to have paid registration.   Event Registration


Utsov Art Competition



Utsov Talent Show

Activities for adults.

Registered adults can choose to participate in Dhunuchi dance competition on Sunday Oct 22nd. Please contact the activity desk on premise.

Authentic Bengali Food. Relish the taste

A variety of snacks and available for purchase. Dinner included with paid registration. **

  • Snacks

    Jhal Muri, Phuchka, Mochar Chop, Vegetable Chop, Chingri(Shrimp) Chop, Fish Fry, Egg Devil, Patisopta, Gokul Pitha.
  • Saturday Dinner

    Jeera Rice, Bhaja Moong Dal, Papad bhaja, Echor(Jackfruit) Dalna, Paneer Makhani (Veg.), Mutton (Goat)Kasha, Green Mango Chutney, Rasogolla (dessert).
  • Sunday Dinner

    Jeera Rice, Cholar Dal, Shrimp Chop, Veg Chop(Veg.), Kashmiri Aloor Dom, Fish (Rui) Kalia, Chana Kofta (Veg.), Tomato amsatya Chutney, Kalo jam(dessert).

Durga Puja Tradition Food

**Menu subject to change based on availability

Shopping Stalls. Don't miss the special deals!

Utsov Durga Pujo is famous for shopping stalls, where you can pick up:

  • The latest in fashionable jewelry, attractive, hand-crafted curios and show-pieces

  • Contemporary designs in Sarees, Salwar Kameez & other desi outfits

  • Life insurance, Home insurance, mortgage, education & retirement planning services

  • Demonstration on building & programming of LEGO REBOT by state champion kids

  • Latest Bengali books/magazines including Sharodiya Pujo Barshiki -Anandamela, Anandalok, Desh, Anandabazar, Bartaman, Sananda, Hangla Heshel etc.

Thanks to our sponsors Check out our annual magazine for details

We welcome your business sponsorship in our efforts. If you are interested, please leave your information so that we can contact you for more details.

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Utsov And Philanthropy Trying to make a difference

Utsov & Philanthropy

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

Mother Teresa

No celebration is complete without sharing the happiness with others, especially the less privileged. Utsov truly believes in “We Rise by Lifting Others”. Hence, we started our philanthropic journey through several charitable organizations by donating part of our collections from Durga Puja Event. Your generous contributions and well wishes help us to stay in this journey. Let’s walk together to make a better future for others.

Some of Utsov Philanthropy achievements so far. You made it possible.

We are very proud to announce that Utsov for last 12 years has been able to support many organizations in USA ,India and elsewhere. Our support includes education and residential support for less privileged and tribal people, work readiness, medical, social and educational services, COVID-19 and other disaster relief efforts. Utsov is working with the following organizations in the USA and in India at the grassroots level to provide food, shelter, heath service and other necessities.


  • Utsov contributed to Nourish. NJ, who during the coronavirus crisis, offered "to-go meals" and pre-packed groceries to the people affected by COVID-19. Utsov’s contributions also offer housing, work readiness, medical, social and educational services.
  • In New York City, Utsov supported the Meals on Wheels organization who provided home-delivered nutritious and shelf stable meals to the elderly in response to the coronavirus crisis.
  • Utsov supported several relief efforts such as the Hurricane Dorian relief effort, via American Red Cross. Our contributions have made it possible to provide shelter, warm meals, relief supplies, and health services to support and care for people before, during and after this natural disaster.
  • Utsov Inc. has donated to American Cancer Society. In addition to their groundbreaking cancer research, American Cancer Society promotes healthy lifestyles to help prevent cancer.
  • Utsov Inc. has donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund via the Greater Houston Relief Fund.
  • Utsov Inc. donated to the Hurricane Irma Relief Fund via Feeding Florida. Feeding Florida is a Partner State Association of Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger-relief organization.


  • In addition to partnering with Nayantara Memorial Charitable Trust (NMCT) to provide support and donation for education and residential support for less privileged and tribal people over the last few years, Utsov also contributed to the organization during the lockdown imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the Nayantara team partnered with Utsov during Cyclone Amphan to support families in distress.
  • Utsov has partnered with Humanity Hospital and provided support and donations for their social welfare drive during COVID-19 and other natural disasters. Humanity Hospital is a charitable hospital which stands by a large section of underprivileged people in India and saves countless lives.
  • Utsov partnered with Mukti, who has been granted recently UN special consultative status. Mukti aims to empower the underprivileged women of West Bengal by providing training and workshops for underprivileged women, adopt branches, supported reusable sanitary pad making training etc.
  • Utsov partnered with Tapasya, an India based NGO and Mukti to support Covid units in different cities and villages in North and South 24 Pargana districts of West Bengal. Our efforts also helped these organizations to provide support to the families and children who lost their earning members during the second wave of COVID-19.
  • Utsov assisted members of our Utsov family in the US during COVID-19. Utsov provided aid and assistance to members of our community in their moment of need in India and in New York and New Jersey.
  • Utsov contributed to AID All India Relief Fund to support relief and rehabilitation efforts of Flood victims in India​. Our contributions have made it possible to provide shelter, relief supplies, health services, and much needed care for flood victims in India.
  • Utsov Inc. has donated to the Kerala Flood relief Fund via Bharat Sevashram Sangha and its head office in Kolkata, India. The Bharat Sevashram Sangha is a pioneering charitable organization serving the country for the last 100 years.
  • Utsov has donated to the Shrirampur Child Guidance Center, in West Bengal. This is an organization with a goal to support children with special needs due to emotional and behavioral disorders and physical challenges.

In addition, Utsov also donates to various causes or individuals depending on need and availability of funds. For example Utsov donated to the Nepal Prime Minister's Disaster Relief Fund to aid the victims of the 2015 earthquakes which devastated the country. Utsov has also made donations to the St. Jude Children Cancer Hospital on multiple occasions.

Utsov Philanthrophy. Getting kids involved in giving.

Utsov Philanthrophy will support kids in fund-raising activities for their respective schools. The funds raised will go to St. Jude Children Cancer Hospital.

Please Note: Due to time and space constraints, we can only support 15 students on a first-come-first-served basis. Interested students/parents please contact philanthrophy@utsov.org.

Help us do more. Every dollar counts!

If you wish to donate to these or other charities we identify in future, you can send your donation check (payable to “Utsov Inc.”) to our mailing address:

You can help
Utsov, Inc.
31 Richard Road
Edison, NJ 08820

Please remember to send us your contact info if you want a receipt.
To donate with PayPal, make payment to: utsov.usa@gmail.com or use the "Donate with PayPal" button below. If you wish to help Utsov's efforts while enjoying the sharod utsov that is organize every year, please consider participating in the Prime Guest or Prime Patron programmes at the event.

Thank you for your continued support to Utsov's philanthropic efforts.

Info Useful links about Bengal and Durga Puja

About Utsov A cultural organization based in New Jersey

Utsov Inc. Vision & Mission

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”

Swami Vivekananda

About. Who we are

Utsov Inc. is a vibrant young organization founded by a group of young (at heart) professionals. We are dedicated to promote the rich cultural heritage of India. We want to remind our friends and families of our roots.

Our journey so far

Vision. What we believe

Utsov Inc., a ‘not-for-profit’ organization registered in NJ, is dedicated to arrange and celebrate religious and cultural festivals of India, for the purpose of upholding the country's gracious values and rich heritage. We believe in our core values of transparency, integrity, fellowship and stewardship.

Utsov Vision

Objective. What we want to do

  • To promote the religious & culture heritage of India.
  • To celebrate traditional Indian festivals highlighting their richness, here in the USA.
  • To promote the traditional arts, crafts, music and literature of India by organizing concerts, performances, exhibitions and seminars.
  • To periodically raise funds to support various charitable activities that the Utsov decides to undertake.
  • To aid and assist members, their families, and the community at large as and when needed.

Utsov Objective

Contact Utsov

Our registered offices are at 31 Richard Road in Edison New Jersey. You can contact the following people directly:

  • Primary Phone - 313.33.UTSOV   (313.338.8768)
  • Krishna Sen - 732.648.7461
  • Subrata Maitra - 646.872.3639
  • Goutam De - 516.519.1434
  • Ayan Chattaraj - 201.787.6861
  • Joydeep Chakraborty - 732.543.4928
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