Monday, October 3, 2011

Durga Puja in Bangalore & Cultural Programs - 2011

For schedule and location of 2012 Durga Puja, check out Durgotsav 2012 page.

Information is scattered and there is chaos everywhere. Here is a tiny bit from me to bring order into this world. It might not be complete or entirely correct.

Please help me add or correct information by means of comment. If you happen to be at one of the location, post the link of your pictures in the comment as well.

Durga Puja Locations: There are 27 places where Durga Puja is organized in Bangalore.
  1. The Bengalee Association -
    Gayatri Vihar, Palace Grounds
  2. Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Charitable Samiti -
    Adjacent to Jayamahal Park, Jayamahal Extension
  3. Socio Cultural Association -
    Defence Colony, Near 100 Ft Road, HAL 2nd Stage (Indiranagar)
  4. Bengali in Bangalore -
    Aicoboo Residents Welfare Association Ground, Opp to Udupi garden, behind Bharat Petroleum Pump, 2nd Stage, BTM Layout
  5. Poorva Bangalore Cultural Association -
    VSR Convention Hall, Brookefields, Opposite Hindustan Lever, Post, Marathalli
  6. Sharathi Socio Cultural Trust -
    Mangala Kalyana Mantap, 8th Block, 80 Ft Road, (Opp. Ganesha Temple), Koramangala
  7. “SORRBA” Durga Puja -
    “SUN City” Apartment. Outer Ring Road, Sarjapura Circle
  8. R T Nagar Durga Puja Committee -
    Sai Baba Mandir, HMT Layout, Anand Nagar, Next to R.T. Nagar Bus Depot
  9. Probasi Aassociation
    Canara Union Hall, 8th Main, Malleshwaram, Near - Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy
  10. North Bangalore Cultural Association
    “Mandir”, 8A, FTI Colony, Nandini Layout, Opp. ISKCON Temple
  11. Air Force Training Command
    Mekhri Circle, Bellary Road
  12. Air Force Station, Jalahalli West
    Air Force Station, Jalahalli West, Near Peenya Circle
  13. Air Force Station, Jalahalli East
    Air Force Station, Jalahalli East, Near HMT Circle, Gokula
  14. Vivekananda Cultural Association
    New Town, Yelahanka
  15. South Bangalore Cultural Association
    N R Kalayana Mantapa, Bannerghatta Road, J P Nagar 2nd Phase, Opp. Shoppers Stop
  16. Antaranga Bengali Cultural Association
    Ramana Maharishee Heritage Centre, Near Food World, Sanjay Nagar, Off Bellary Road
  17. Banaswadi Bengali Cultural Union
    Sitarama Kalyana Mandap, Kullappa Circle, Banaswadi Main Road
  18. Command Hospital
    Old Airport Road
  19. Bangalore Rural Association
    Sedul Dassappa Kalyana Mantap, Near Attibele Bus Terminal, Hosur Road, Attebele
  20. Murugeshpalya Durgotsva
    Air Force Campus, Wind Tunnel Road, Airport Road, Rifco Apartment
  21. Hebbagudi Durga Puja
    Near Hebbagudi Bus Stand, Beside BIOCON Factory, Hosur Road
  22. Swarnakar Samiti Durga Puja
    Near Corporation, Beside GEO Hotel
  23. Kaggadasa Pura Durga Puja
    SCT College, Kaggadasa Pura, C V Raman Nagar, Bangalore
  24. Magadi Road Durga Puja
    Industrial Area, Kamakshi Palya, Magadi Road
  25. Purvankara Apartment Residential Association
    Marathalli, Near Spicy Garden Restaurant
  26. Sahakara Nagar Durga Puja
    Sahakara Nagar, Kodigehalli, Bellary Road
  27. Munikolala Durga Puja
    Munikolala, Opp Innovative Multiplex, Ring Road, Maratahalli

Cultural Programs: There may be other programs happening but this is all that I could find online. Please comment if you know about other programs.

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 - Shashti
  1. Musical Programme by Indian Blue - The Bengalee Association (Palace Grounds)
  2. Sukumar Ray’s “Ha Ja Ba Ra La” by Bannerghatta Banar Sena and Dance Drama by Dishari - Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Charitable Samiti (Jayamahal Extension)
  3. Songs by Kavita Krishnamurthy (8 PM) - Sharathi Socio Cultural Trust (Koramangala)
  4. ‘Phire Esho Aronyo’ (Children’s dance performance) - RT Nagar Durga Puja Committee (RT Nagar)
  5. Performance by Anupam Roy (6:25 PM onwards) - “SORRBA” Durga Puja (Sarjapur Circle)
  6. Rabindra Sangeet by SBCA group - South Bangalore Cultural Association (JP Nagar)

Monday, October 3rd, 2011 - Saptami
  1. Dance recital "Probaho" and vocal recital by Chandrabali Rudra Datta - The Bengalee Association (Palace Grounds)
  2. Bangla Band Cactus - Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Charitable Samiti (Jayamahal Extension)
  3. Odissi Dance by Sangita Ghosh (7:00 PM), Song by Aditya Vittal (7:20 PM), Dance by Rupa Mondal (7:30 PM), Classical Fusion Dance by Dishari (8:00 PM), Bengali Folk Rock by Manjira (9:00 PM) - Poorva Bangalore Cultural Association (Marathalli)
  4. Retro and Contemporary music by Kohal (7 PM), Fusion music by Indian Blue (8:30 PM), Dance Drama by Shyama (9:30 PM) - Sharathi Socio Cultural Trust (Koramangala)
  5. Sonar Tori (Reciation skit) (7 PM), Rabindra Sangeet "More Bare Bare" (7.30 PM), Bengali Drama "Sandhatara" (8.15 PM), Garwa (9.30 PM) - RT Nagar Durga Puja Committee (RT Nagar)
  6. Performances by Suthirtha and Tannishtha Sarkar (6:30 PM onwards) - “SORRBA” Durga Puja (Sarjapur Circle)
  7. Bangla Band "Alpin", Comedy drama for kids "Ha Ja Bo Ra La" (6 PM onwards) - Bengali in Bangalore (BTM Layout)
  8. Bharatnatyam dance program, Music program "Ek Sham 7 Surke Naam" by 7 Sur - South Bangalore Cultural Association (JP Nagar)

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 - Ashtami
  1. Bangla Band Dhumketu and Dance recital by Saptarshi and Troupe - The Bengalee Association (Palace Grounds)
  2. Rabindra Sangeet (Tumi Sondhar Meghomala) by Debjani Dutta Group and Dance Drama “Shyama” by Probal & Group Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Charitable Samiti (Jayamahal Extension)
  3. Rabindrasangeet by Chandrabali Rudra Dutta (7:00 PM), Musical Night by Emon Chatterjee (9:00 PM) - Poorva Bangalore Cultural Association (Marathalli)
  4. Bengali songs by Barnali (7 PM), Dance based on Tagore songs "Praner Shara (7:30 PM), Contemporary Hindi songs by Sinchan-Biji (9 PM) - Sharathi Socio Cultural Trust (Koramangala)
  5. Bengali Modern songs "Surer Jhankar" (7 PM), Dance Recital ‘Ami Sei Meye’ (8.15 PM), Dhunuchi Nach (9 PM) - RT Nagar Durga Puja Committee (RT Nagar)
  6. Indian Classical "Sur O Chondo" by Tamashri Ghosh Deb, Rock music by fusion band Indian Blues (6:25 PM onwards) - “SORRBA” Durga Puja (Sarjapur Circle)
  7. Indian Band "Sarangsh", Fusion Band "Tannishtha & Pulse Craft" (6:45 PM onwards) - Bengali in Bangalore (BTM Layout)
  8. Dance program by Priyodarshini Dance Academy, Bangla Band Maseeha - South Bangalore Cultural Association (JP Nagar)

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 - Nabami
  1. Collage “Hashi Kanna”,  Fusion Dance by Sapphire and Dhunuchi Dance Competion - The Bengalee Association (Palace Grounds)
  2. Musical Extravaganza by Biju Nair and Party and Amaader Gaan by Priyanka Mitra Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Charitable Samiti (Jayamahal Extension)
  3. Song by Swagata Mitra (7:00 PM), Rock Nite by Cactus (8:00 PM), Dandiya with Live Band (10:30 PM) - Poorva Bangalore Cultural Association (Marathalli)
  4. Rabindra Sangeet "Bhanga Gaan" (7 PM), Contemporary music by Emon Chatterjee (8 PM) - Sharathi Socio Cultural Trust (Koramangala)
  5. Drama Recital "Birpurus" (7.30 PM), Ganer Asor by Debaroti Mitra (8 PM)
  6. Music by Bangla Band Chandra Bindoo (6:30 PM onwards) - “SORRBA” Durga Puja (Sarjapur Circle)
  7. Open air freestyle music sessionn "Maddox Square Recreated" (7 PM onwards) - Bengali in Bangalore (BTM Layout)
  8. Dhunuchi Naach, Bangla Band Indian Blues - South Bangalore Cultural Association (JP Nagar)
Thursday, October 6th, 2011 - Dashami
  1. Dandiya Dance - South Bangalore Cultural Association (JP Nagar)