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Ramakrishna Mutt

Citizens 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 books.

Shankar Mutt

The 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.

Vishwa Shanthi Ashram

Built 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.

Jakkur Aerodrome

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.

Kanteerava Indoor Stadium

Bangalore's 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

The Racecourse
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.

Kannada Rajyotsava:
On the 1st of November, falls the Kannada Rajyotsava. It is celebrated with great jubilation.

Karaga Festival (April). 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.

Kadaleykaya Parashe, the Groundnut (peanut) fair (November-December), held at the Bull Temple. There are groundnut eating competitions during the fair.

Ulsoor Someswara Festival:
The Ulsoor Someswara Car Festival falls in March/April every year.

The Festival of Sriramanavami:
Harikathas, Bhajans and Music performances are arranged in different parts of Bangalore during March/April for the Sriramanavami Festival.

Ramzan and Bakrid:
Prayers and Greetings are a characteristic feature of Ramzan and Bakrid.

Lal 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 show.

Festival of Sri Ganesha:
During August, in various parts of Bangalore is celebrated the Sri Ganesha Festival.

The Silver Car Festival for Sri Subramanyaswami (Visweshwarapuram):
This festival which falls in November/December attracts a large number of devotees.

St. Mary's Feast:
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.

Ayyappa Bhajans:
In the last week of December and the first week of January, the Ayyappa Bhajans are heard in different

The 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.




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