IMPORTANT EVENTS & PLACES OF INTEREST
of Bangalore who met Swami Vivekananda in 1905 set up
a Vedanta Society. Swami Ramakrishnananda, a disciple
of Sri Ramakrishna, established a permanent centre for
the Ramakrishna order in the Basavanagudi area. The
Mutt was completed in 1909. The Holy Mother Sri Sarada
Devi stayed here for nine days in 1911. The activities
of the Mutt include daily worship of Sri Ramakrishna,
bhajans, religious discourses and publication of religious
expansive Mutt building, built in 1911, was declared
open by Lord Harding, Viceroy of India, in the presence
of the Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Sringeri and the
Maharaja of Mysore. The Shankar Mutt is located in Basavanagudi
and Chamrajapet localities. An Ideal place for seniors
and persons seeking a peaceful atmosphere.
in 1996, the Ashram has nine statues of the Hindu gods
(Navagrahas) - Surya, Chandra, Budha, Shukra, Mangala,
Guru, Shani, Rahu and Kethu. The giant Vishwa Roopa
Vijaya Vittala statue made of black granite, stands
outside the Ashram. This Ashram is situated in Nelamangala,
on Tumkur Road.
A tiny airstrip on the Bangalore - Hyderabad highway,
it serves as an ideal place for Bangalore's flying buffs
to show off their skills. The city's private helicopter
service operates from here. The Jakkur airstrip also
hosts various air shows, kite shows and exhibitions.
first indoor stadium with state of the art facilities
was built prior to the 7th National games, held in the
city. Part of the Kanteerva sports complex it offers
facilities for many indoor games. Off late it is used
more as a venue for industrial exhibitions than sports
events of importance
One of the finest in India, with racing almost all year
round ( May to June and Nov to Mar) and some of the
biggest field stakes in the country, the Bangalore Race
Course has earned a name and reputation of its own.
On the 1st of November, falls the Kannada Rajyotsava.
It is celebrated with great jubilation.
In the months of March and April every year falls the
'Shakthi Worship'. The 'Karaga' procession starts from
the Dharmaraja temple of Nagarthpet at 2 o'clock in
the morning. After covering a distance of 20 to 25 kilometres,
the procession returns to the temple at 6 am. A series
of pots are balanced on the head to test one's strength
of mind. Draupadi, the daughter of fire, is worshipped
as Shakti, the Mother Goddess.
Groundnut (peanut) fair (November-December), held at
the Bull Temple. There are groundnut eating competitions
during the fair.
The Ulsoor Someswara Car Festival falls in March/April
Festival of Sriramanavami:
Harikathas, Bhajans and Music performances are arranged
in different parts of Bangalore during March/April for
the Sriramanavami Festival.
Prayers and Greetings are a characteristic feature of
Ramzan and Bakrid.
Bagh Show :
The Mysore Horticultural Society conducts the Lal Bagh
show in January and August and awards prizes for the
best exhibits of vegetables, fruits and flowers in the
of Sri Ganesha:
During August, in various parts of Bangalore is celebrated
the Sri Ganesha Festival.
Silver Car Festival for Sri Subramanyaswami (Visweshwarapuram):
This festival which falls in November/December attracts
a large number of devotees.
At St. Mary's Basilica near Russell Market Shivaji Nagar
is celebrated the Parish Feast on the 8th of September.
Bangalore adorns itself in its best attire to show its
joy at the birth of Christ.
In the last week of December and the first week of January,
the Ayyappa Bhajans are heard in different
Festival Of Sankranti, Dassara And Diwali:
Diwali in October/November, Dassara in September/October
and Sankranti in January are celebrated with all the
gaiety by Bangalorians.