2013 Durga Puja Celebrations in Bangalore Bangaluru, Karnataka
The auspicious month of autumn beckons the arrival of Goddess Durga, an incarnation of power not only in Bengal but in various parts of the globe. Durga Puja or Durgotsav is celebrated in Bangalore in a large scale and the preparation as well as the celebration is not less than Kolkata and other Bengali dominated cities in India. The sounds of the traditional Dhaks, conch shells simultaneously with the dunuchi, devotional mantras, songs and a bevy of cultural events in this Silicon city with more than 4 lakhs Bengali population has the distinct flavor of Durgotsav.
The Jayamahal Sarbojanin Durga Puja is one of the big budgets Durga Puja celebrated in Bangalore. The other popular pandals where the Bengalis residing in Bangalore can celebrate Durga Puja with the same zeal and vigor and feel at home are the Bengali association (Mekhri Circle), Sarathi Socio Cultural Forum (Near Koramangala Post Office), Sarjapur outer ring Road Bengali association (Sarjapur), South Bangalore Cultural association (Jayanagar) and many more.