BANGALORE PUJA PARIKRAMA GUIDE
DAY 1 (SAPTAMI)
3.SOCIO CULTURAL ASSOCIATION (INDIRANAGAR PUJA) — 14.SHARATHI FORUM (Koramangala ) — 28.ASSAM SOCIETY OF BANGALORE (Koramangala) 7.SHARATHI SOCIO CULTURAL TRUST (Koramangala) — 25.BENGALI IN BANGALORE (BINB) — 26.ELECTRONIC CITY CULTURAL ASSOCIATION (ECCA)
DAY 2 (ASHTAMI)
(Anjali at puja near you) — 2.THE BENGALEE ASSOCIATION — 19.COMMAND HOSPITAL, ULSOOR
DAY 3 (NABAMI)
- OIKOTAN (HEBBAL) — 16.BANASWADI BENGALI CULTURAL UNION — 17.RT NAGAR SARBAJANIN DURGA PUJA SAMITI — 9.PURVA BANGALORE CULTURAL ASSOCIATION (ITPL ROAD) — 27.TRIPURA MONDOLI (AGOMONI) — 8.WHITEFIELD CULTURAL ASSOCIATION — 24.SORRBA
Note: A probable Bangalore Puja Parikrama guide is provided for the people new in Bangalore and not sure from where to start. Tried to populate the best list possible. Please customize while planning. Also visit other nicely organized pujas which are mentioned in the below detailed list.
DETAILED LIST OF DURGA PUJA IN BANGALORE
1.JAYAMAHAL SARBAJANIN DURGA CHARITABLE SAMITI – Jayamahal is close to Bangalore Cantt. Rly Station/Mekhri Circle/TV Tower. The Puja is next to the scenic Jayamahal Park. Jayamahal Durga Puja can be reached through: Mekhri Circle (Preferable if you are coming from/through Airport/Hebbal/Yesvantpur/Malleswaram/RajajiNagar/IISc/Palace Orchards/Vijayanagar areas) Cantonment Rly. Stn./Vasanth Nagar (Preferable if you are coming from/through MG Road/Shivaji Nagar/JayaNagar/Majestic/High Grounds) Miller Road Underpass Preferable if you are coming from/through Ulsoor/Indira Nagar/Coles Park/Fraser Town/KR Puram/Banaswadi) Directions From Mekhri Circle: o Take the road towards Cantonment Rly. Stn. (Jayamahal Main Road) o As you go beyond the TV tower, and then the Funworld, you will cross a small circle (In front of JC Nagar Police Station). The road sort of bifurcates around a HP Petrol Bunk. You are to take the left flank (Nandidurg Road). o Continue on the Nandidurg Road. You will cross Canara Bank on your left and reach Airtel/Cypress Technologies Office (Also on your left). o Take a right turn just after the Airtel Office and you will hit the Jayamahal Park. The Puja is adjacent to it. Take a left turn! Directions From Cantonment Rly. Stn./Vasanth Nagar: o Pass the Cantonment Rly. Stn. underbridge and take the road on left to proceed towards the TV Tower/Mekhri Circle. o Take a right turn the first break in the median (next to SBI/Wine & Cheese/Women’s World. o Continue on this road (5th Main). This road curves, and leads you to Jayamahal Park. The Puja is held here. Directions From Miller Road Underpass: o Come up from the underpass from the Ulsoor side (proceeding towards Bangalore Cantonment Rly. Stn). o Take a right turn into Nandidurg Road (first major right turn) to proceed towards the TV Tower/Mekhri Circle. o Continue on the Nandidurg Road till you cross NEFERTITI, a Floral Boutique, on your left (You can see the Airtel/Cypress Technologies Office on your right). o Take the second left turn after Nefertiti (just before the Airtel Office) and you will hit the Jayamahal Park. The Puja is adjacent to it. Take a left turn.
2.THE BENGALEE ASSOCIATION – RBANMs (Exhibition) Ground, St. Johns Road (Off Commercial Street) — Opposite Ajanta Theatre – Close to Ulsoor tank. This is the biggest Durga Puja in Bangalore. Bengali Association
3.SOCIO CULTURAL ASSOCIATION (INDIRANAGAR PUJA) – Sishu Grisha School Ground, Suranjan Das Road, Thippasandra (Close to BEML circle)
4.PROBASI ASSOCIATION – Malleswaram Canara Union Hall/BPL Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy on 8th Main, 13th Cross, Malleswaram – Not far away from MES College — (8th Main starts from Yesvantpur circle and goes toward Malleswaram Rly. Station. Malleswaram addresses are easy to locate once you know the Main & Cross).
5.NORTH BANGALORE CULTURAL ASSOCIATION – “Mandir”; 8A, FTI Colony, Nandini Layout, Bangalore 560096. This is near Nandini Layout Bus Stand. By the way, Nandini Layout is opposite to ISCON Temple — on the other side of Chord Road — you have to go inside some distance.
6.SOUTH BANGALORE CULTURAL ASSOCIATION (JP NAGAR PUJA) – Ramana Maharishi School For Blind (Opposite St. Paul’s School), J.P. Nagar 3rd Phase, Bangalore – 78
7.SHARATHI SOCIO CULTURAL TRUST (KORAMANGALA PUJA) – ‘Police Choultry’ (Mangala Kalyana Mantapa, 8th Block, 80 Ft. Road, Koramangala) opposite Ganesh Temple. If you come from FORUM towards National Games Village, after some distance you will find this Puja on your left side. If you are coming from SONY WORLD crossing, come upto National Games Village main gate, take a right turn on the road which leads to Forum — Police Choultry is on your right.
8.WHITEFIELD CULTURAL ASSOCIATION – Inner Circle, Whitefield, Blr – 66
9.PURVA BANGALORE CULTURAL ASSOCIATION (ITPL ROAD) – VSR Convention Hall, ITPL Road, Brookfields. It is reached crossing Marathahalli railway overbridge. Take the first left turn going towards ITPL, the Choultry is on your left about 1km ahead, next to Café Coffee Day.
10.ANTARANGA BENGALI CULTURAL ASSOCIATION (SANJAY NAGAR PUJA) – Ramana Maharishi Centre for Learning, Post Office Road, Sanjay Nagar. Take the Sanjay Nagar Main Road from Gangenahalli on Bellary Road — go ahead about 1km to reach FoodWorld. Take the Post Office Road, which is next to it. The puja is on your left, a few steps away.
11.VIVEKANANDA CULTURAL ASSOCIATION (YELAHANKA PUJA) – Seshadripuram 1st Grade College Campus, opposite Railway Reservation Counter, New Town, Yelahanka, Bangalore 560064.
12.AIR FORCE STATION, JALAHALLI WEST – Reach the AF Station, Jalahalli West, and inquire at the gate.
13.AIR FORCE STATION, JALAHALLI EAST – Reach AF Station Jalahalli East, and inquire at the gate.
14.SHARATHI FORUM (Koramangala 2nd Puja) – Munireddy Kalyana Mandapa, 80 Ft. Road, 6th Block, Koramangala. This is next to Post Office (opposite puja # 7).
15.BANGALORE RURAL ASSOCIATION – This is at Attibele, Hosur Road. Sidla Basappa Nanjamani Charitable Trust, Attibele. Beside Attibele Police Station, and near the Attibele bus terminal circle.
16.BANASWADI BENGALI CULTURAL UNION – Sitarama Kalyana Mandap, Banaswadi Main road, Bangalore-560 043 — Near Uttam Sagar Restaurant. * Through RamaMurthy Nagar Ring Road Circle: Come straight about half km on Banaswadi Main Road, it will be on right side. * If you come from the ITC Factiory side: Cross Rly. overbridge; after another half km, it will be on left side. * From Hebbal side through Ring Road: After Hennur Ring Road Circle, take the next Circle (Royal Concorde School). * Kalyana Nagar Circle: Go straight upto Banaswadi Main Road and take left turn, it will be on your left.
17.RT NAGAR SARBAJANIN DURGA PUJA SAMITI – The address has changed.The new address is – Party Hall, Patel’s Inn,1, 15th Cross, 2nd Block,Govindaraj Garden, R.T Nagar,Bengaluru – 32
18.MURUGESHPALYA (AIR FORCE) – Air Force Puja: After you enter Wind Tunnel Road from Airport Road, halfway on Wind Tunnel Road, there is a driveway that takes you into an Air Force Campus. This is probably opposite Rifco Apartment. A sureshot way to not miss it is to realize that the Air Force Campus wall stretches from Airport Road halfway into Wind Tunnel Road.
19.COMMAND HOSPITAL, ULSOOR – If you go from MG Road towards the Airport, you will notice a left turn just before Command Hospital pops up on your left. Entering this left turn, you’ll find yourself deep inside the defence’s property. A few hundred metres in, there is a circle where you have to enter the hospital gate on the right. Inside you wind along towards the commotion and presently you’ll find yourself at a large playground where the puja is held.
20.AIR FORCE TRAINING COMMAND, MEKHRI CIRCLE – Travel along Bellary Road from the city centre (Windsor Manor or Cauvery Theatre) towards Hebbal. As you cross the Mekhri Circle underpass, you will see an entrance to an Air Force Campus on the left side. The puja is almost just inside the gate.
21.GEO HOTEL – Near Corporation, beside GEO Hotel.
22.HEBAGUDI DURGA PUJA – This is near the Hebagudi bus stand, beside BIOCON factory, Hosur Road.
23.JAGRITI BANGIYO CULTURAL ASSOCIATION – Akshaya Nagar TC Palya Main Road, Ramamurthy Nagar, next to SBI.
24.SORRBA (SARJAPUR OUTER RING ROAD BENGALI ASSOCIATION) – Near Jain heights just before Wipro.
25.BENGALI IN BANGALORE (BINB) – Opposite to Udupi garden signal (BTM) behind Bharat Petroleum Pump, AICOBO Nagar Ground, Bangalore From SilkBoard, follow the straight road and come to Udupi Garden. If you are coming from Forum, one option is to come via Silk Board or take the Tavarekere road to come to Udupi Garden Signal.
26.ELECTRONIC CITY CULTURAL ASSOCIATION (ECCA)- White feathers, Electronic city, on Hosur Road
27.TRIPURA MONDOLI (AGOMONI) – Sri T Govindappa Kalyana Mantapa, Whitefield Road, Mahadevapura Follow the ORR after Marathali and you will reach Whitefield Road if coming from South Bangalore.
28.ASSAM SOCIETY OF BANGALORE – BBMP Ground, Bethany High School, Koramngala 8th Block, Bangalore – 560095 .
29.KAGADASPURA DURGA PUJA – SCT Institute of Technology, Vignan Nagar, Kaggadaspura Main Road, Bangalore 75.
30.MAGADI ROAD DURGA PUJA – Industrial Area, Kamakshi Palya, Magadi Road.
31.PURVANKARA APPARTMENT RESIDENTIAL ASSOCIATION – Near Spicy Garden Restaurant, Marathalli.
32.MUNIKOLALA DURGA PUJA – Opposite Innovative Multiplex, Marathalli.
33.SAHAKAR NAGAR DURGA PUJA – Sahakara Nagar, Kodigehalli, Bellary Road.
34.SOUTH BANGALORE CULTURAL ASSOCIATION – G N R Kalyana Mantapa, 4th T Block, Jayanagar.
35.KR PURAM DURGA PUJA – SEA College Campus, Near KR Puram Main Market.
36.AIR FORCE COLONY MURGESHPALYA – Murgeshpalya Army Base, Wind Tunnel Road, Near Manipal Hospital.
37.PRESTIGE SHANTINIKETAN APPARTMENT DURGA PUJA – Prestige Shantiniketan apartment, Whitefield Main Road
38. BANNERGHATTA DURGA FOUNDATION – Puja is being held at Sri Srinivasa Kalyana Mantapa,#104/13, Bilekahalli, Devarachikkanahalli Main Road,Opp Ayyappa Temple Road, B.G.Road, Bangalore 560076
39. OIKOTAN (HEBBAL) – Green Country Public School
40. AIKATAN (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) – Sri Vasavi Mahal Kalyana Mantap, No. 606, 18th Main Road, Ideal Homes Township, I Stage, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore – 560098 Direction: From RR Nagar arch, keep going in straight until you find “Sri Vasavi Mahal Kalyana Mantap” on your right (less than a km).
41. PRAKRITI A SOCIO-CULTURAL ASSOCIATION DURGA PUJA – Sri Kali Durga Parameshwari Dakshaneshwari Kali Mata Temple, 5th Main Rd, Subedarpalya, Malleshwara, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560021. http://www.prakritibangalore.blogspot.in. Phone: +91 80500 07308, +91 72046 52673 (Phone no. shared as per organizer’s request. Please use this sensibly)
Happy Durga Puja !!!