Saturday, October 5, 2013

Durga Puja 2013 - Bangla Cultural Programs In Bangalore

Courtesy - Sayamindu Dasgupta
Durga Puja 2013 and here is another attempt to compile a list (sorted by location) of Bengali cultural programs happening across Bangalore. I will keep this post updating as and when more information becomes available.

Please comment if you know about other programs with details of program, location, date, and time.



Pandal Locations: For address of pandal locations, please see Durgotsav 2012 post. I have updated some of the addresses. If you know the changed location/address or if the event is not happening, please comment.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - Panchami
  1. Commercial Street - Bengali Association
    (a) Ananda Mela and Children’s talent Show - 1900 hours.
  2. Koramangala - Sarathi Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Anandomela - 1900 hours
    (b) Karaoke - Rishi - 2100 hours

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - Shashti
  1. Commercial Street - Bengali Association
    (a) Aagomoni – Stotrya , Songs and Dances - 1930 hours.
    (b) Melodious Songs rendered by ’Bhavna Dutta & Troupe’ from Kolkata - 2030 hours.
  2. Indira Nagar - Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Bengali Songs by Lopamudra Mitra - 2000 hours
  3. J P Nagar - Utsav
    (a) Bajlo Chutir Ghonta - Kids performance - 1900 hours
    (b) Vandana - Musical program - 1945 hours
  4. Marathalli - Poorva Bangalore Cultural Association
    (a) Udbodhoni Sangeet by Aditya Vittal - 1830 hours
    (b) Dancing Little Champs - 1930 hours
    (c) Rocking Gen-Y by PBCA Junior - 1945 hours
    (d) Songs by Indrani Sen - 2030 hours
  5. Rajarajeshwari Nagar - Aikatan
    (a) Anandomela – 1930 hours
    (b) Dandia – 2100 hours
  6. Sarjapura Road - SORRBA Durga Puja
    (a) Songs by Srikanto Acharya - Evening
  7. BTM - Bengalis in Bangalore
    (a) Fusion Band performance by "Anonymous" - 2030 hours
  8. J P Nagar - South Bangalore Cultural Association
    (a) "Janani Eseche Dware" - Musical programme by SBCA members - 2030 hours
  9. Jayamahal - Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Puja
    (a) Variety Entertainment - Youth from Jayamahal - 2015 hours
  10. Koramangala - Sarathi Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Dance and poetry - 1900 hours
    (b) Drama - 2100 hours

Friday, October 11, 2013 - Saptami
  1. Commercial Street - Bengali Association(a) Dance Program by The Children of Aswini Charitable Trust - 1930 hours.
    (b) Classical Dance Programme By Meghna & troupe - 2000 hours.
    (c) Musical night by Snigdha & Troupe - 2030 hours.
  2. Indira Nagar - Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Bengali Dance Program from Swati and Troupe - 1930 hours
    (b) Navaratri Special – Garba and Dandiya - 2100 hours
  3. J P Nagar - Utsav
    (a) Sur-e Taal-e Adday - Evening
    (b) Badal Sarkar-er Anoboddo Ranganatto - "Solution X" Directed by Amitabha Bakshi
  4. Marathalli - Poorva Bangalore Cultural Association
    (a) Abritir Anginay - Bratati - 1830 hours
    (b) Songs by Srikanto Acharya - 2030 hours
  5. Munnekolala - Bangla Cultural Association
    (a) Songs by Ms Tanushree
  6. Rajarajeshwari Nagar - Aikatan
    (a) Mixed bag – Song & instrumental – 1930 hours
    (b) Amader Duniya Sopnopuri - Dance Ensemble – 2000 hours
    (c) Chetonate Nazrul – Song, Dance & Recitation  – 2045 hours
  7. RT Nagar - R.T. Nagar Sarbajanin Durga Puja Samiti
    (a) Songs by Lopamudra Mitra - 1945 hours
  8. Sarjapura Road - SORRBA Durga Puja
    (a) Songs by Anindya Bose (Shohor band) - Evening
  9. BTM - Bengalis in Bangalore
    (a) Dance Drama based on Rabindranath Tagore's Samanno Khoti - 1900 hours
    (b) Bangla Band performance by "Tathasthu" - 2000 hours
  10. J P Nagar - South Bangalore Cultural Association
    (a) Magic Show - 1900 hours
    (b) GARBA Dance by SBCA members - 1940 hours
    (c) Odissi Dance - 2000 hours
  11. Jayamahal - Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Puja
    (a) Songs & Dance - Sure-O-Chhondey Graam Bangla by Nakshtra Group - 1930 hours
    (b) Bangla songs over ages - Sekal Theke Ekaal by Bhavna Dutta - 2030 hours
    (c) Muktaangan - 2230 hours
  12. Kanakapura Road - KARBA
    (a) Rock concert - Evening.
  13. Koramangala - Sarathi Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Sarathi Choir - 1900 hours
    (b) Gunjan - 2115 hours

Saturday, October 12, 2013 - Ashtami
  1. Commercial Street - Bengali Association
    (a) Songs by Lopamudra Mitra - 1930 hours.
    (b) Aaroti Nritya & Competition
  2. Indira Nagar - Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Songs by 
    Anindya Bose with Sahar Band - 2000 hours
  3. J P Nagar - Utsav
    (a) Bandishe Band - Evening
    (b) HORIKHELA - dance drama based on a poem by Tagore - 1945 hours
  4. Marathalli - Poorva Bangalore Cultural Association
    (a) Dance by PBCA Next Gen - 1945 hours
    (b) Rockers Eve - Sparkplugs - 2000 hours
    (c) Bolly/Tolly Wood - Tanushree & Atanu - 2030 hours
  5. Munnekolala - Bangla Cultural Association
    (a) Songs by Ratna Mitra, Sampriti Dutta, Mousumi Pal, and Bhaskar Choudhuri
  6. Rajarajeshwari Nagar - Aikatan
    (a) Mixed bag – Song & instrumental – 1930 hours
    (b) Honeymoon – Drama – 2000 hours
  7. RT Nagar - R.T. Nagar Sarbajanin Durga Puja Samiti
    (a) Songs by Somlata Acharya - 1930 hours
  8. BTM - Bengalis in Bangalore
    (a) Sankha Competetion and Dhunuchi Nach - 1830 hours
    (b) Band performance by "Friends of BinB" - 2030 hours
  9. J P Nagar - South Bangalore Cultural Association
    (a) "Brishti Bheja Jeebon O Nari" Programme by SBCA Kids - 1930 hours
    (b) Musical programme by young artists - 2015 hours
    (c) Instrumental programme by RAINBOW - 2030 hours
  10. Jayamahal - Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Puja
    (a) Contemporary Dance by Natya Group 1930 hours
    (b) Harmony on Keyboard by Sutapa Das - 2000 hours
    (c) Gotipua dance from Odisha by Brahmagiri Group - 2030 hours
    (d) Muktaangan - 2230 hours
  11. Kanakapura Road - KARBA
    (a) Baul songs - Morning.
    (c) Melodious evening by Kolkata artists - Evening.
  12. Koramangala - Sarathi Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Kohal - 1900 hours
    (b) Songs by Srikanta Acharya - 2000 hours

Sunday, October 13, 2013 - Nabami
  1. Commercial Street - Bengali Association
    (a) Collage -3 - A portrait of life through drama, Music and Dance, glimpses of life & works commemorating 150 years of Swami Vivekananda and Sri D.L.Roy.
  2. Indira Nagar - Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Musical Evening by Divya Raghavan - 2000 hours
  3. J P Nagar - Utsav
    (a) Songs by Lopamudra Mitra - 1930 hours.
  4. Marathalli - Poorva Bangalore Cultural Association
    (a) Bollywood Masti - Asit - 1830 hours
    (b) Rock band Prithibi - 2030 hours
  5. Munnekolala - Bangla Cultural Association
    (a) Hi Spirits Band - Manjunath and Party
  6. Rajarajeshwari Nagar - Aikatan
    (a) Mixed bag – Song & recitation – 1930 hours
    (b) Chandalika – Dance Drama – 2000 hours
    (c) Disco Express – A musical journey – 2045 hours  
  7. RT Nagar - R.T. Nagar Sarbajanin Durga Puja Samiti
    (a) Songs by Aurko band & Zubeen Garg
  8. Sarjapura Road - SORRBA Durga Puja
    (a) Songs by Subhamita Banerjee - Evening
  9. BTM - Bengalis in Bangalore
    (a) Kids Drama - 1830 hours
    (b) Special attraction - "Tollywood Through ages" - 1930 hours
  10. J P Nagar - South Bangalore Cultural Association
    (a) Musical programme by young artists - 1930 hours
    (b) Recitation - 2000 hours
    (c) Musical Nite by Ashirvaad Musical Event Management Group - 2015 hours
  11. Jayamahal - Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Puja
    (a) Variety Entertainment - Air Force Band - 1930 hours
  12. Kanakapura Road - KARBA
    (a) Melodious evening by Zee Saregama artists - Evening.
  13. Koramangala - Sarathi Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Jhankar Beats - 1900 hours
    (b) Songs by Somlata Acharya - 2000 hours

Monday, October 14, 2013 - Dashami
  1. Indira Nagar - Socio-Cultural Association
    (a) Musical Nite by playback singer Monali Thakur - 2000 hours

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - Kali Puja




Of note, a creature know as Tathagata Maiti has been instrumental in inspiring and in the making of this list.
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26 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot Ravi. Can you please post the venue of the Durga Puja at BTM - Bengalis in Bangalore? I stay in BTM 2nd Stage and still unable to find a puja preparation nearby.

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    1. It is already added, look in this link http://www.ravisghosh.com/2012/10/DurgaPuja2012.html

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    2. It is behind A2B sweets and BP petrol bunk

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  2. Thanks a lot for the updates....can you please let us know if Fossils or Cactus going to perform anywhere in Bangalore this puja ?

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  3. Hi Ravi,
    Please update Koramangala programs details from here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=640041539360691&set=a.266237750074407.73437.139827092715474&type=1&theater

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  4. Thanks a lot for the post. You are a life saviour :)

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  5. Thanks Ravi.

    Pls add Ulsoor details as well from here - http://www.bengaliassociation.org/latest-news

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  6. This is an extremely helpful blog.. sotti khub valo laglo tomader chesta dekhe! Thanks..

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  7. Just to inform,there is one more durga puja in sanjaynagar,just 2 lanes from the old puja,opp the bp petrol bunk

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    1. Hey Arindam,

      Could you please get the association name and exact address. I would update those as well.

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  8. Sanjay Nagar puja if you find it difficult to locate, just check as you enter sanjay nagar you find a bengali MISTIR DOKAN next to partha corner. Ask the person he will tell you the location. One more puja in RT nagar in Patel INN Club

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  9. Hi Ravi, this yr onwards we have the puja in a bigger scale at L&T south city, bannerghatta road. Arekere Mico layout. Pls add.

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    1. Hey Sunzapin,
      Could you please get me the association name and exact address.

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  10. I heard sidhu and pota are here in Bangalore..anybody knows about their schedule? Please update..we do not have much time to plan :)...

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    1. I haven't heard of. Please let us know if they are in.

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  12. This is a great initiative.thanks man!

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  13. Thanks for the details... its really helpful to track events and puja across city... especially for a non-bengali

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  14. Subho Bijoya to all of you!!!!!

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  15. Hi Ravi , any idea where Kali Pujo are held in Bangalore ? Other than the Bengali Association Kali Pujo ?

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  16. Hi Ravi , any idea where Kali Pujo are held in Bangalore ? Other than the Bengali Association Kali Pujo ?

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    1. Most of the durga puja association do kali puja as well. However, the location might vary slightly. I know Koramangala guys do it in the same place. You may check their website or call them up for further details.

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