Thursday, October 18, 2007

Bangalore Durga Puja Locations 2007

Last year I had written up a list of Durga Puja locations on my main blog. I was pleasantly surprised the other day to see the same content in a forwarded email. So if some people actually read the blog, why not make it easier for people to find the information... So here is my attempt at updating the information and making it easier to locate.

Original List: http://chandradip.blogspot.com/2006/09/durga-puja-2006-locations-in-bangalore.html

2007 Additions:
1) Adjacent to Uttam Sagar restaurant at Kullappa Circle, Kamanhalli.
2) Airforce campus, Jalahalli.
3) Foodworld on Sanjaynagar Main Road.

Will write more details of each puja as I visit them and take snaps on my trusty k800i

15 comments:

Kalyan Banerjee said...

Your action is commendable. Have a great Puja.

CHANDRADIP said...

Hope the rain goes away for a great Nobomi.

Anonymous said...

Goddess Durga is a form of Shakti worshipped for her gracious as well as terrifying aspect. Mother of the Universe, she represents the

infinite power of the universe and is a symbol of a female dynamism Durga, a beautiful warrior seated upon a tiger, was the first appearance

of the great goddess. Also called by many other names, such as Parvati, Ambika, and Kali. Destroyer of demons, she is worshipped during

Durga puja, most popular among Bengalis.

Durga is worshipped in various other forms also. She is

Durga : the inaccessible
Kali: the black
Chandi: the fierce
Bhairavi: the terrible
Uma: light
Gauri: yellow or brilliant
Parvati: "the mountaineer
Jagatmata: the-mother-of-the-world
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Durga Puja is one of the biggest Hindu Festivals.It's time to rejoice in the glory and blessings of Maa Durga. It's time to reunite with the near

and dear ones and reach out to those who are far away. Brighten up their festive days by wishing them a very Happy Durga Puja with our

warm ecards.Wish your friends and family members a very Happy Durga Puja by sending warm Durga Puja Ecards.

Visit : http://desievite.com/Desi-Indian-ecards.asp

Wishing you a HAPPY DURGA PUJA...

Emi said...

SHUBHO BIJOYA. This was our first puja in Bangalore & we did not know where to go for the Pujas. We were looking for information & the list was really useful. Thanx a lot.

CHANDRADIP said...

@emi,

glad you found it useful. Made my time worth it.

Partha Pratim Sanyal said...

Your list gave me some more locations, but you also missed out the major ones!!

1) Koramangala near Caddon's computer
2) ITPL near CMR institute
3) Ulsoor.
4) Bannerghatta road.

shrabonti said...

You mention the Kamanahalli puja near Uttam Sagar restaurant -- that's not Kullappa Circle. Its the Banaswadi Circle.

Bhaskar said...

Hi Chandradip,

You may want your readers to know that Koramangala Durga Puja organized by Sarathi Socio-Cultural Trust has a brand-new website: www.sarathionline.com.

Hope your baby is doing great. Looking forward to meeting you all at Koramangala ...

Krishna said...

Maa is the force that is protecting the fort and when a fort is well protected, enemies cannot easily approach. so Always visit the holy place of Maa Durga

Durga Photo, Durgaji Photo, Durga mata Picture

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Koushik Mukherjee said...

The word "Durga" in Sanskrit means a fort, or a place which is difficult to overrun. Another meaning of "Durga" is "Durgatinashini," which literally translates into "the one who eliminates sufferings." Thus, Hindus believe that goddess Durga protects her devotees from the evils of the world and at the same time removes their miseries.

Koushik Mukherjee said...

The Story of Mahisasura Mardini


The story element speaks of the increasing cruelty of the demon king Mahisasura against the gods. Unable to tolerate his tyranny the gods plead with Vishnu to annihilate the demon. The Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara (Shiva) come together to create a powerful female form with ten arms - Goddess Durga or 'Mahamaya', the Mother of the Universe who embodies the primeval source of all power.

The gods then bestow upon this Supreme creation their individual blessings and weapons. Armed like a warrior, the goddess rides a lion to battle with the Mahisasura. After a fierce combat the 'Durgatinashini' is able to slay the 'Asura' king with her trident. Heaven and earth rejoice at her victory. Finally, the mantra narration ends with the refrain of mankind's supplication before this Supreme Power: