RELIGION

Kaathakopanishad Bashya: Discourse by Anantha Sharma Bhuvanagiri, Adhyatma Prakasha Karyalaya, APK Road, 2{+n}{+d}Block, Thyagarajanagar, 9.30 a.m.

Mahashivaratri Celebrations: Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Swamy temple — Mahabhisheka and other rituals, Bhajans, Gavipuram, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Prasanna Trust: Meditation and discourse on significance of Mahashivaratri by Swami Sukhabhodananda, Nirguna Mandir, Koramangala, 6 p.m.

Sri Mahayaga Kshetra Sri Gayatri Temple: Rudrabhisheka, Bilvarchana, Kalyanotsava and other rituals, 7 a.m.; Music and dance programmes, Yeshwantpur, 6 p.m.

Sri Ramakrishna Vivekananda Sadhana Kendra: Discourse on Mahashivaratri, by Swami Chandreshananda, Sadhana Kendra, Om Nilaya, Gokul Extension, Devasandra, 4 p.m.

Sri Kasi Viswanathar Temple: Homa, Rudrabhisheka, 10 a.m.; devotional songs, Bharatanatyam, speech by V. Rangarajan, State BJP president K.S. Eshwarappa and Home Minister R. Ashok attend, Thulukkanam Garden, Vannarpet, 6.15 p.m.

Paramartha Siddhi Peeta: Dwadasha Jyothirlinga Darshana, Shivatandava Nruthya by Sri Hari Sangha, drama “Shivaleela Vaibhava” by cine and TV artistes, Saheli Foundation, Near BDA Complex, HSR Layout, 6 p.m.

Prajapita Brahmakumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya: Somanatha Darshana, Spiritual exhibition, meditation, near Government School (Behind Nelamaheshwarappa Temple), T. Dasarahalli, 8 a.m.

Sri Mahadeshwaraswamy Temple: Dharma Jagruti programme by Vachanananda, Ranganathapura, Kamakshipalya, 8 p.m.

Raman Nagar Asthika Samajam Trust: Mahapuja, Saroja, 23, NGEF Layout, Bhuvaneshwari Nagar, C.V. Raman Nagar, 6 p.m.

Sri Natyachetana Foundation: Shivaratri Sambrama, cultural programmes, Pallakki Utsava, Folk Dance, Deputy Mayor M. Lakshminarayana inaugurates, Government Model Higher Primary School, Byatarayanapura, 7 p.m.

Sharana Sangama: Cultural programmes, folk dance, humour programme by Gangavathi Pranesh and troupe, Bangalore City Corporation Ground, 9{+t}{+h}Main Road, 4{+t}{+h}Block, Jayanagar, 5 p.m.

Nidumamidi Mahasamsthana Math: “Shiva Samskruti”, seminar, talks by scholars K.S. Aruni, S.V. Venkateshaiah, K.G. Nagarajappa and S. Vidyashankar, Nidumamidi Math seer Veerabhadra Channamalla Swamiji presides, math premises, H.B. Samaja Road, Basavanagudi, 10 a.m.

Organiser: Rudrabhisheka, Sri Maharudra Homa, 7 a.m.; humour programme by Gangavati BiChi Pranesh and other programmes, Sirur Park Play Ground, Malleswaram, 7.30 p.m.

CULTURE

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat: Exhibition of art works by Ramkumar Manna and others, Kumara Krupa Road, 10 a.m.

Nrityaloka: “Sathpatha”, dance ballet based on Kuvempu's Ramayana Darshanam, by Vidya Shimbadka, Seva Sadan, 14{+t}{+h}Cross, Malleswaram, 6.30 p.m.

Organiser: Dashashiva Thandava dance by Chandra Kumar Nayak, Sri Shivapanchayatana Sannidhi, Sri Prasanna Chandrashekar Ashrama Trust, Vishwaneedam,

6 p.m.

Sharadi: Release of “Akkare”, music album by Ratnamala Prakash, poet H.S. Venkateshmurthy, music director Hamsalekha and Guru Kiran attend, felicitation to senior singers, and music by S. Suneeta and Party, JSS Auditorium, Jayanagar 8{+t}{+h}Block, 5.30 p.m.

Kairali: Exhibition-cum-sale of Aranmula Metal Mirror, Kairali Emporium, Near Hotel Ajantha, M.G. Road, 10 a.m.

GENERAL

Bangalore City District Kannada Sahitya Parishat: Unveiling of Kuvempu statue, Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda unveils, the former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda inaugurates the event, poet G.S. Shivarudrappa releases a book, Home and Transport Minister R. Ashok inaugurates photo exhibition, Mayor Sharadamma, MLC M.R. Doreswamy participate, Freedom Park, Seshadri Road, 11.30 a.m.

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