Press Esc to close
Friday 28 August 2015
News updated at 2:55 PM IST
Weather
Max: 30.1°C
Min : 19.6°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Golden jubilee Durga pooja of Bengalee Association

Last updated: 19 September, 2009
Bangalore:

Talk of Durga Pooja and Bengalis in Bangalore are taken back to their poojas in their homes in West Bengal. Nostalgia has kept the Bengalee Association alive for the last fifty years and the Association has planned a grand event during its golden jubilee this year.

Last year’s idol of DurgaThough the sojourn of Goddess Durga on earth starts from the first day of Navaratri for rest of people, the Bengali community celebrates the arrival from Maha Panchami evening, the fifth day after the new-moon, when the idol of Goddess along with Ganesh, Kartikeya, Goddesses Saraswati and Lakshmi are brought at Pooja Pandal.

Though there are four prominent Bengali organisations in the City holding Durga pooja, the oldest  organisation is Bengalee Association on Assaye Road. It  is celebrating the golden jubilee of its establishment.

Its president Achintya Lal Roy told Deccan Herald that a special Durga Pooja will be held at RBANMS Ground near Ulsoor Lake. On Maha Panchami Anandamela will start and a famous singer from Kolkata Nachiketa Chakraborty will perform. On Mahasaptami, artistes of Zee Bangla’s Sa Re Ga Ma winner will perform.

Maha Ashtami will be a major event where pooja will begin in the morning and last till the community Bhog at 12 noon. Cultural programmes will be held in the evening. The immersion will take place on Maha Dashami. Everyday cultural programmes will take place.

DH News Service


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor with fashion designer Manish Malhotra at his show...

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor with fashion designer Manish Malhotra at his show...

Students celebrate Onam festival by making floral rangoli ‘pookalam’ at a public school...

Students celebrate Onam festival by making floral rangoli ‘pookalam’ at a public school...

Devotees watch a procession during Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival in Trimbakeshwar...

Devotees watch a procession during Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival in Trimbakeshwar...

Activists of Left Front affiliated peasants organisation break police barricades...

Activists of Left Front affiliated peasants organisation break police barricades...

Boys stand near the charred vehicles after the incidents of violence following the Patel...

Boys stand near the charred vehicles after the incidents of violence following the Patel...

Ex-servicemen continue their indefinite hunger strike over non-implementation of OROP...

Ex-servicemen continue their indefinite hunger strike over non-implementation of OROP...

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal offering prayers...

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal offering prayers...

Leader of the Opposition and CPI(M) State Secretary Surya Kant Mishra participates in a rally...

Leader of the Opposition and CPI(M) State Secretary Surya Kant Mishra participates in a rally...

Army soldiers conduct flag march in a sensitive area of Ahmedabad on Thursday...

Army soldiers conduct flag march in a sensitive area of Ahmedabad on Thursday...

Special Operation Group (SOG) jawans take positions near the house where militants were hiding...

Special Operation Group (SOG) jawans take positions near the house where militants were hiding...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523