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Genesis

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As the saying goes, you can take a Bengali out of Bengal, but you cannot take Bengal out of a Bengali. In this distant land, a group of Bengalis, far from our beloved homeland, have come together to celebrate the arrival of Goddess Durga with great pomp and grandeur. This occasion is a time to remember and honor Her and Her children, akin to welcoming a daughter back to her parents’ home. Just as no celebration is complete without many hands and hearts, our Durga Puja is incomplete without people like you. So, come and join us in this symphony of joy and happiness.

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The Idol, or ‘Protima’, represents much more than a deity to a Bengali; it embodies power, mystery, culture, and heritage. Bengalis around the globe are renowned for their artistic and cultural contributions, with Durga Puja being a prime example. These five days of celebration are not only festive but also a time to step away from work, cherish family and friends, unwind from daily stresses, and celebrate happiness, hope, and prosperity. It is a period for giving, sharing, and restoring peace and tranquility.
To enhance these moments, Trinayani initiated the unique concept of crafting its first in-house idol. This idea blossomed from the collaboration of a few Trinayani members, resulting in a magnificent piece of art inspired by the Jamini Roy style. This artistic inspiration sparked a wave of creativity, leading a dedicated team to join forces and bring the vision to life over three and a half months, using all available resources. Many contributed to constructing the Protima with wooden frames, creating a grand and impressive figure. With the addition of lights, costumes, designs, paints, and decorations, the ‘Devi’ (Protima) gradually came to life.
As the celebrations approached, an increasing number of volunteers joined this effort, becoming essential parts of the team. Through the process of creating the idol, Trinayani strengthened its bonds, reflecting the cultural roots of our native land. In a matter of months, every team member transformed from a dreamer into a believer, instilling in everyone the spirit of “Where Festivity Meets Cultural Needs.”

Philanthropy

Trinayani demonstrated its commitment to community welfare by donating boxes of baby diapers to Mt. Carmel Guild in Trenton. This donation was significant, as diapers are frequently requested by care receivers during pantry visits, addressing a critical need for many families.

In addition to this contribution, Trinayani regularly organizes and conducts various drives to support the community. These efforts include:

  • Food Drives: We organize food drives to ensure families facing food insecurity have access to essential nutrition. By partnering with local food banks and leveraging our resources, we help alleviate hunger in the community.

  • Winter Jacket Drives: We conduct winter jacket drives to provide necessary winter clothing to those in need, ensuring individuals and families can stay warm and healthy during the cold months.

  • Toy Drives: We organize toy drives to distribute gifts to children from low-income families, especially during the holiday season, bringing joy and comfort to young faces.

  • Art for Cause: Trinayani kids create arts and crafts, which are sold, and 100% of the proceeds are donated to charity.

These initiatives reflect our dedication to improving the lives of individuals and families within the community. We commit to continuing our support through thoughtful and impactful initiatives, aiming to make a tangible difference.

These initiatives reflect our dedication to improving the lives of individuals and families within the community. We commit to continuing our support through thoughtful and impactful initiatives, aiming to make a tangible difference.

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