Events

Date: 4th October 2019 – 8th October 2019

Durga Puja Venue Details :

ASB Garden, Balagere Main Road. Near to ESSAR Petrol Bunk.
Varthur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560087
Mobile number : 988 690 9951 , 98 456 858 03
Email id : isupport@varthurbengaliassociation.com
Website : http://varthurbengaliassociation.com/

Sri Sri Durga Puja

In Hinduism, Mother Durga represents the embodiment of shakti, the divine feminine force that governs all cosmic creation, existence and change. Durga is honored with extreme fervor during the annual Navratri festival, which marks the beginning of autumn. Navratri means “nine nights” and on each day of the festival, nine different forms of shakti or Mother Durga is worshipped.  The last six days of Navratri, which is known as Durga Puja or Durgotsava is the largest festival of the year for all Bengali Hindus. 

 We at Varthur Bengali Association (VBA) celebrate Durga Puja as our flagship event. This 5-day event is marked by variety of sociocultural activities across all the 5 days. We welcome everyone to come and be part of this grand celebration.

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Bijaya Sammilani

Varthur Bengali Association celebrates Bijaya Sammilani with something equally appealing before that which is
‘Bijayar Mistimukh’ followed by cultural programs.

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Sri Sri Lakshmi Puja (Kojagori Puja)

Lakshmi Puja is an auspicious day dedicated to worshipping Goddess Lakshmi during the ‘Purnima’ (full moon day) during the Hindu month of ‘Ashwin’. It is celebrated with great fanfare in Varthur Bengali Assocaition, Bangalore.

Sri Sri Kali Puja

Sri Sri Kali Puja is a highly auspicious day dedicated to Goddess Kali in the Jaishtho month in Bengali Calendar. The day falls during the Amavasya day in the Jaishto month. We at Varthur Bengali Association celebrated with great reverence, pomp and gaiety.


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Saraswati Puja (Vasanth Panchami)

Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom and learning worshipped throughout
India. The puja of Ma Saraswati is held at a time when the winter comes to an end and spring begins.
VBA is going to celebrate its 1st Saraswati Puja on 10th Feb 2019 (Sunday).

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VBA Sports Day

Games & Sports brings out the best in people and helps us stay fit. VBA celebrates Sports day to
encourage and nurture the spirit of competition and good health. We celebrated our 1 st sports day
during Feb 2018 and this year we plan to celebrate a sports week including various friendly games for all
the family members.

Poila Baishak Food Festival

This one is a special treat that has specially been organized on the special occasion of Poila Baisakh-Bengali New Year Food Festival. Join in at the venue with your family or friends and you get to treat your taste buds to some truly authentic and delicious delicacies offered here. Prepared by our members of the venue, the delicacies served at the venue are for sure a must to try. Go for it and enjoy the treat!

We enjoy the delicacies in the name of Potluck Party followed by cultural programs and fun activities.

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VBA-Potluck Parties

What once started as an informal gathering of few members and their family has now become a full-blown calendar event for VBA members which we celebrate 2-3 times each year. This is the event where all the family members of the association gather to celebrate the Bengali way of Life i.e., Food & Fun (includes games, music, poetry, stage acts etc.).
Each family brings one food item to share with others and we end up with an amazing list of tasty food.
With so many Potluck parties behind us, we’ve mastered to orchestrate this event to a level where each event is a bigger success than the previous one. We proudly say that this is among the most happening events of VBA and every member family enjoys it.

General Body Meeting

VBA holds the General Body Meeting twice a year where we inform the members about our previous and future activities. We share the overall status of the Association, inform everyone on the directions the association will take in the future and also present the financial report. This is a very important event and members attend it to know about the association and also to share their expectations.

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Picnic

Come Jan – Feb timeframe and we start gearing up for the yearly VBA Picnic. A picnic brings about excitement, exhilaration and breaks the monotony in our lives. VBA Picnic is the most sought after Team outing event for our members and their family.

In the midst of scenic natural background, we spend time cooking food, playing outdoor games and get to know all the association family members better. This day is very special and we all wait for it eagerly. VBA picnic is usually the 1st event of every calendar year.

Social Welfare & Charity

Welfare and charity is an important part of our Mission. From inception we’ve contributed to charitable causes within our region and have since commitment to do so in future as well.

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Holi

We at Varthur Bengali Association (VBA) celebrate Holi, the “festival of colors” with full fanfare and glee. This event helps to bring people together from all backgrounds. In Bengali we can this festival “Dol”. This event is open to everyone and we invite all friends and their family members to join us in this colorful celebration. VBA Holi celebration includes lot of fun activities followed by food and drinks.