12 days of cultural extravaganza in city

Bangalorenas can look forward to 12 days of cultural extravaganza during the 48th Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava of Sri Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha.

Starting September 11, the utsava will see performances by artistes including Pandit Jasraj, Hema Malini, Sivamani, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Master Hirannaiah, Shreya Ghoshal, Kailash Kher, Suma Sudhindra, Vijay Prakash and Dayanand.

Sangha's managing trustee S.M. Nandish told presspersons on Wednesday that the utsava to be organised at the APS College grounds in Basavanagudi would culminate on September 22.

Food festival

He said that besides cultural programmes, Aromas of Karnataka – The Food Utsava and Rangarang – The Rangoli Utsava would be the other attractions at the utsava. Renowned percussionist Sivamani said: “I have seen the evolution of the Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava through the years of my association with it. Performing at the utsava is a sheer honour and a pleasure. It is heart-warming and also extremely motivating to see the growing fan base.”

The food utsava will have stalls from six regions of Karnataka serving the most delectable time-honoured dishes.

The stalls would be decorated thematically in keeping with the cultural heritage of each region, Mr. Nandish said.

The sangha is a social service organisation established in 1962 by noted litterateur Ku. Ra. Sitaram Shastri.

48th Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava will begin on September 11

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