With Durga Puja just around the corner, the festivity and fervour are in the air, not just in Kolkata but in Bengaluru too. The grand festival celebrates the victory of Goddess Durga over the buffalo-headed demon, Mahishasura. And if you’re wondering which are the best Durga Puja pandals in Bengaluru to go pandal hopping, then check out our roundup.
6 Durga Puja Pandals In Bengaluru
1. Bengalee Association In Ulsoor
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One of the oldest cultural associations in Bengaluru hosting Durga Puja with much grandeur, you must visit the Bengalee Association pandal at Sivanchetti Gardens in Ulsoor. The Goddess is beautifully decked up and the puja is conducted with much fervour. There’s also a massive food court where you can tantalise your taste buds with Aloo Baja, Kosha and other Bengali dishes.
Where: 1A, Assaye Road, Sivanchetti Gardens
2. Sarathi Socio-Cultural Trust In Koramangala
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When it comes to the most popular Durga Puja pandals in Bangalore, the Sarathi Koramangala Durga Puja is often first to come to mind. This pandal is often jam-packed with devotees decked up in their finest as they stand in queue for the darshan. There are vibrant cultural programmes, aromatic food stalls and foot-tapping music.
Where: Mangala Kalyana Mantapa Lawn, 20th Main Road, KHB Colony, 7th Block, Koramangala
3. Socio Cultural Association In Indiranagar
For over 50 years, the Socio-Cultural Association has been proudly hosting Durga Puja in Indiranagar at Sishu Griha & Poorna Pragna School Grounds. This year, hear up for a star-studded pujo bash where there are amazing cultural programmes lined up for you like the Agomoni dance performance, musical evening with Zee Bangla finalist, Rahul Sinha and pop meets folk performance with Senjuti and Swapan.
Where: HAL 3rd Stage, Bhoomi Reddy Colony, New Tippasandra, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560075
4. Sarjapur Outer Ring Road Bengali Association In Doddakannalli
The Sarjapur Outer Ring Road Bengali Association hosts a grand 6-day Durga Puja pandal where you can be part of 6 days of stunning cultural programmes, and lip-smacking Bengali food, melodious music evenings and more. From fashion shows to live bands to even drummers, this pandal has a lot in store for you.
Where: Durgotsav, BBMP Ground, 6, Kaadubeesanahalli Road, Doddakannalli
5. Barsha Bengali Association In Haralur
The proud winner of the Sharod Samman Awards for Best Durga Puja in Bangalore, Barsha Bengali Association is not one to be missed. It’s a larger-than-life celebration at this pandal where non-stop food, shopping, book fairs, band performances and more are guaranteed. The best part is that Barsha lets you immerse in the festivities in the traditional way.
Where: BARSHA Durga Puja Ground, off, Sarjapur Road, opp. TCIS, HSR Extension, Haralur, Bengaluru
6. Sanskritik Bengali Association Bangalore In JP Nagar
The Bengali community comes together to celebrate Durga Puja in JP Nagar’s Elite Banquets Hall in a way that transports you to Kolkata. The pandal is adorned with intricate decorations that exuberate Bengali craftsmanship. Traditional rituals and pujas are conducted with great devotion.
Where: WH2M+X5X Elite Banquets Hall, Puttenahalli Rd, KR Layout, JP Nagar Phase 6, J. P. Nagar
Bengalureans, which Durga Puja pandal are you most excited to visit in Namma Bengaluru?
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