New Jersey 2016 Dasara Navratri Utsav is celebrated in the month of October on Newark Avenue in Jersey City as well as in Edison, New Jersey.
Also known as Devi Navratri and Dushara, the nine day festival is celebrated by performing puja to Goddess Durga and is concluded with Ayudha Puja and Vijaya Dasami or celebration of victory.
Newark Avenue 2016 Dasara Navratri Festival
Jersey City Indian community will celebrate the Hindu festival Dasara Navratri on October 7 & 8 and 14th & 15, 2016 at the Little India business hub on Newark Avenue.
The nine-day festival usually celebrated with Durga Puja, Ayudha Puja and Raas Garba this year is from October 1 – 11, 2016.
The Newark Avenue 2016 Navratri festival celebrations are scheduled for October 7 & 8 and October 14 & 15 in Little India business hub between Kennedy Blvd and Tonnel Avenue in Jersey City.
The four-day Newark Avenue Navratri festival program includes Durga Puja, Aarti and Raas Garba performances by youth and women from local Indian community.
2016 Navratri Garba Utsav – Location
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Dates - October 7 & 8 and 14 & 15, 2016
Admission - Free
Edison NJ Dushahra Festival 2016
Edison’s Indian community will celebrate the Hindu festival Dasara Navratri on October 1, 2016.
The 2016 Edison Dushahra Utsav Navratri festival celebrations are scheduled to take place on October 1 at Lake Papaianni Park, 100 Municipal Blvd, Edison NJ 08817 across the street from Edison City Hall.
The one-day program includes burning of a 30ft effigy of the demon king Ravan, Ram Leela, astrology, mehndi, fireworks, ethnic food stalls, kids rides, arts and crafts fair, cultural programs etc.
Edison Police Department estimates several thousand people are expected to attend the Dasara festival.
If you plan on attending, get there early because pedestrian and vehicular traffic will be heavy near Rt 27 and Talmadge Road, according to the Edison Police Dept.
Also, Dasara festival parking at Lake Papaianni Park may also be tight.
2016 Edison Dasara Utsav – Location & Hours
Lake Papaianni Park
100 Municipal Blvd
Edison, NJ 08817
Date - October 1, 2016 (Saturday)
Rain Date - October 8, 2016 (Saturday)
Admission - Free
Parking - Free