Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Photos: Eid-al-Adha / Eid-uz-Zuha / Bakrid Festival Celebrations in India

Eid-al-Adha or Eid-uz-Zuha/Id-ul-Zuha (Arabic) popularly known as Bakrid/Bakri-Id is one of the biggest festival of India which is celebrated with great pomp & religious fervor by Muslims in all parts of India as well as by all the Muslims around the globe.

Bakrid is a festival that depends on the appearance of the moon. It falls on the 10th day of the Muslim month Zul-Hijja. This year Bakra- Eid festival was celebrated on 27th October, 2012. Bakrid festival is a gazetted holiday in India. 

Friends, sharing with you few Bakrid celebrations photos in Delhi & Kolkata. Go ahead & have a look at these exclusive photos...

On the morning of Bakrid, thousands of Muslims dressed-up in traditional attrire white kurta pajama with skull caps gathered at mosques/Masjid, Eidgah and other open spaces across the city to offer special namaz & prayers to Allah.

Bakrid celebrations at Jama Masjid & Feroze Shah Kotla mosque in Delhi

Muslims offer Eid-ul-Azha or Bakrid prayer at the Jama Masjid in Delhi.

People offer Bakrid prayers at the Feroze Shah Kotla mosque in Delhi.

After the Bakrid Prayer people hugged & greeted each other. Melas are organized outside the maszid/mosque & special Bakrid food is available in the shops.

Muslims feast on the food after the prayers of Eid-Ul-Azha at the Jama Masjid in Delhi.

Bakrid Celebrations in Kolkata

Muslims offer Eid-ul-Azha or Bakrid prayers at the Red Road in Kolkata.

Bakri-Id is a festival of sacrifice. It is celebrated in honor of Prophet Ibrahim’s belief in God as he agreed to sacrifice his own beloved son at God's order. 

Therefore, the sacrifice of goat or Bakr in Urdu is a tradition on Bakrid festival. After cutting the goat, the meat is divided into three equal parts, the first part is given to poor & needy people, the second part is distributed among relatives & and the third part in the family. In this way, Bakrid festival is a perfect example of brotherhood & giving.

On the occasion of Bakrid, the prices of goats go North & there is a huge demand for goats in the market.

Post Eid-ul-Azha Namaaz or prayers, kids wish each other Eid Mubarak.

Folks, with Navratri & Bakri-Id festivals, festive season begins in India. In November month, we have following festivals lined up - Karva chauth celebrations, Ahoi Ashtami, Diwali & Bhai Dooj festival. Truly, India is a land of Festivals.

For more information on fairs & festivals of India you can visit our Buzzintown (dot ) com site. 

Happy Bakrid!

(Images courtesy: IANS.in)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Diwali Festival 2012 Celebrations, Dates | Upcoming Diwali Events in Bangalore

Diwali or Deepavali also called as Festival of Lights is the most popular Hindu festival in India. Diwali festival marks the triumph of good over evil, the victory of knowledge over ignorance and dispelling the darkness from our lives in order to illuminate the soul and enlighten the mind. Diwali festival  is a time for celebration, pujas, gifting and spreading joy and cheer.

Diwali is a five-day long festival & each day has its own significance. As per Hindu calendar, Diwali falls on a Amavaasya (moonless night), the 15th day of the dark fortnight of the Hindu month of Ashwin (Aasho), which is usually the month of October or November every year. This Year, Diwali falls on Tuesday, 13th November, 2012.

Diwali 2012 Dates:

11 November 2012, Sunday  - Dhanteras
12 November 2012, Monday  -   Choti Diwali (Naraka Chaturdashi)
13 November 2012, Tuesday  -   Badi Diwali / Lakshmi Puja
14 November 2012, Wednesday   -  Govardhan Puja / Annakoot

15 November 2012, Thursday   -  Bhaiduj 

Good news for Bangaloreans, on the occasion of Diwali a couple of Diwali festival events are scheduled to be organized in the city to celebrate the Diwali festival with great fun & zeal. Friends, go ahead & check out the upcoming family kids events in Bangalore for Diwali festival celebrations...

Diwali hamper @Clarion Bengaluru

Gifting has always been an intrinsic part of Diwali. Hotel Clarion Bengaluru brings you Gift hampers for your dear and near ones for this auspicious day.

Diwali hamper event is being held @Clarion Bengaluru, Whitefield, Bangalore from 18th October, 2012 to 15th November, 2012.

Dusshera-Diwali Celebrations with Chhota Bheem  

Dholakpur comes alive at Mantri Square Mall! Lets celebrate Dusshera - Diwali with Chhota Bheem. Kids are you listening?

As the city of Bangalore gears up for the festive season, the village of Dholakpur comes alive at Mantri Square mall, Bangalore's shopping, leisure and entertainment destination. Mantri Square mall will play host to Chhota Bheem and his friends. 

This is a month long festival which will see the city's favourite mall transform into Dholakpur village, to spread fun and cheer to all visitors, like never before. The event is @Mantri Square Mall, Sampige Road, Malleswaram from 12th October, 2012 to 14th November, 2012.

Festivities with Diwali Delights at Landmark!

Celebrate this festive season with Landmark and avail some fantastic offers and discounts. 

During the festive season stack up your gifting options like books, toys, perfumes, jewelry, gadgets and much more and enjoy the exclusive deals provided by Landmark. This event is scheduled from 20th Oct, 2012 to 13th Nov, 2012  @All Landmark Outlet, Bangalore.

Gold Rush Ice-cream Sunday
Tribute to the Auspicious Day - Deepawali

In a tribute to the auspicious days leading up to Dhanteras and Deepawali, Global ice cream retail giant Swensen's has introduced a special Sunday for the festive season, aptly called Gold Rush.

Swensen's Gold Rush will be available at a special festive price of Rs. 118/- (excluding taxes) till Diwali as against the regular price of Rs. 139/- (excluding taxes) from 24th october, 2012 to 13th November, 2012 at all Swensen's outlet in Bangalore.

Presents Annual Crafts Bazaar 

With the Blessings of Sri Raj Bhowmik, Soulbath Peace Foundation is happy to welcome you to a unique exhibition of Diwali collection that tells stories through textiles & jewellery from the heart of Rural India- through our adopted weavers & artisans.

Every art product that you buy, lights the hope flame to support the HIV + MOMS in India. Free Audio C.D. with every purchase (till stocks last). 

Annual Crafts Bazaar event will be held @SAHHEAL Centre, Soulbath Peace Foundation, SAHHEAL Centre 126, 2nd floor, 1st Main road, Domlur 2nd stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore on 3rd November, 2012 & 4th November, 2012.

Hope, you'll be able to add that special touch to your Diwali festival celebrations by being a part of these Diwali Festival 012 events in Bangalore.
You can also visit our Events section of Buzzintown (dot) com for upcoming fairs and  festivals events in Bangalore.

Happy Diwali!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Navratri Festival Celebrations with Falguni Pathak | Garba Dandiya Raas

With Navratri festival dandiya fever begins! 

Nowadays, our Dandiya Queen Falguni Pathak (well known for her songs 'Yaad piya ki aane lagi' and 'Maine payal hai chankai') is super-busy in rehearsals for live performances in dandiya night shows to enthrall the dandiya lovers with an all new list of Gujarati folk tales and dandiya songs in her melodious voice.

Folks, sharing with you some exclusive photos of Falguni Pathak in grand rehearsal for the upcoming Navratri Festival in Mumbai...

Falguni Pathak is a highly energetic & talented singer of dandiya songs & Navratri songs. Every year during the Navratri festival along with India she also performs abroad in countries like Sydney, Melbourne, London, USA, UK, Australia, Canada etc. Therefore, Falguni Pathak enjoys a huge list of fan following. 

Good news for Mumbaikars! This year Folk singer Falguni Pathak is coming up with new plans for Navrati festival celebration in Mumbai to wow her dandiya fans.

Falguni Pathak attended the press conference for upcoming Navratri Garba Night performance in Mumbai & in that press confernece she said,"Navratri festival is dedicated to Goddess Dugra Devi so I will not sing any item songs but will perform on Marathi songs, Punjabi songs along with Gujarati songs during Navartri Garba night."

Singer Falguni Pathak will perform with her Ta Thaiya Group which is a dedicated band crew and  provides the required punch to make the show of Navratri Queen Falguni Pathak a grand success.

Latest Navratri Buzz is that Falguni Pathak will be on the hot seat of Kaun Banega Crorepati season 6 (KBC 6), hosted by mega starAmitabh Bachchan. Garba singer Falguni Pathak will charm the audiences with her sweet voice in the navratri special episode of  KBC 6 which will be aired on this Saturday i.e on 20th October, 2012.

Hope, all Garba & Dandiya-Raas lovers will enjoy the Navratri festival celebrations with Phalguni Pathak.

And we wish best of luck to Falguni for her Dandiya Night shows...

Happy Navratri!

(Images Courtesy: IANS.in) 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Upcoming Art Exhibition Events in Bangalore in October 2012

Art exhibition is an ideal platform for all the artists to show their artworks and art galleries in Bangalore is the perfect place to showcase the artworks of artists. Now, it is the wonderful time for art enthusiasts in Bangalore as couple of art exhibition events are scheduled to be organized in art galleries of Bangalore like Leela Galleria, Alliance Francaise de Bangalore Time & Space Gallery

Lets have a look on brief information on upcoming art exhibition events in Bangalore this October 2012...

Chromatics Art Exhibition

The Leela Place and Artchutney.com invite you to the preview of Chromatics - Art Exhibition.

Exhibitors will include A.K Patnaik, Anand Panchal, Biswajit Mondal, Chippa Sudhakar, Debu Barve, DVS Krishna, Farhad Hussain, Jagannath Paul, Paresh Maity, Parvathi Nayar, Ramesh Gorjala, Sachin Jaltare, Seema Kohli, Shipra Bhattacharya, Shuvaprassana, Subrata Gangopadhyay and more.

The Chromatics Art Exhibition will take place from 12th Oct, 2012 to 31st Oct, 2012 from 11:00 AM daily @Leela Galleria, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore.

Abstracts Art Exhibition

Alliance Francaise presents Abstracts Art Exhibition by Safdar Shamee. Safdar Shamee can be regarded as perhaps the most inventive, innovative and versatile of his generation. Clarity of drawing, coloring, lighting and the virtuoso handling of perspective are his foremost passions.

Abstracts art exhibition will held from 10th Oct, 2012 to 20th Oct, 2012 from 11:00 AM daily @Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, No. 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore.

 Where The Wild Things Are Art Exhibition

Five Forty Five presents “Where The Wild Things Are”, a photography exhibition of recent works by Aditya Singh, Ganesh Shankar, Jayanth Sharma and Kalyan Varma.

The exhibition brings together four individuals whose passion for wildlife photography comes through in the visions they create with their camera. This photography exhibition will be taking place @Five Forty Five, 6th Main, 4th Cross, Indiranagar, Bangalore from 09th Oct, 2012 to 26th Oct, 2012 from 11:00 AM daily.

Artworks by S. Sivabalan

Kynkyny Art and Stonehill International School PTA presents a solo show featuring the works of S. Sivabalan in water colours.The aim of this exhibition, say the organisers, is to raise funds for Morning Star Ashram, a home for orphaned or homeless boys living on the streets or used as child labour. The Artworks exhibition will be held from 09th Oct, 2012 to 02nd Nov, 2012 @Kynkyny Art, Infantry Road, 104 Embassy Square, above Ganjam Jewellers, 148 Infantry Road, Bangalore.

Art Exhibition by Vrindavan Solanki

The works of Vrindavan Solanki are on display. His manipulation on light and shade leaves a photographic impression on the canvas, with many awards to his name, he has exhibited his paintings widely both in India and overseas.

The Art Exhibition by Vrindavan Solanki will be held from 11th Oct, 2012 to 25th Oct, 2012 from 11:00 AM daily @Time & Space Gallery, 401, 4th Floor, House of Lords, St. Marks Road, Bangalore.

Art Lovers, make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to experience the amazing art works of well known artist in India by being a part of these upcoming art exhibition events in Bangalore in October 2012.

For more interesting & exciting upcoming family kids events in Bangalore you can visit our Events section of Buzzintown (dot) com.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Maa Durga Aarti | Navratri Wallpaper Photos

! Jai Mata Di !

Navratri, meaning 'nine nights' i.e (nav = nine and ratri = nights) is a 9 days Hindu festival celebrated with true devotion & religious fervor in all parts of India. Navratri festival is devoted to Goddess Durga, the manifestation of Deity in form of Shakti which represent energy, power & force.

It was during Navratri, that Goddess Durga succeeded in defeating the buffalo demon, Mahishasura. Each one of the nine days of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of different forms of Goddess Durga. The tenth day after Navratri is celebrated as Dussehra.

The first day of Navratri is dedicated to Kumari, or the girl child. The second day is devoted to Parvati who symbolizing the young woman. The next three days are dedicated to the worship of Lakshmi, the Goddess of prosperity & wealth. The goddess of knowledge and learning i.e Saraswati is worshipped for the sixth, seventh & eighth days and on the ninth day of Navratri, nine young girls are worshipped to signify the nine forms of Durga.

Navratri 2012 dates:  The Navratri festival falls in Ashwin month of Hindu calendar i.e in the month of September and October. This year Navratri will be observed from 16th October to 23rd October, 2012.  In West Bengal, this Navratri festival is celebrated as Durga Puja with great enthusiasm and devotion.
During the nine days of Navratri festival, special pooja for Maa Durga is performed and Maa Durga devotees loves to sing Maa Durga Aarti thrice or twice a day which is accompanied by singing mata bhajans, Durga Slokas and bhog to seek blessing of Maa Durga.

Blog friends sharing with you couple of Navratri wallpaper photos along with Durga Ji Ki Aarti ( Maa Ambe Gauri Aarti ). Lets see the Maa Durga Photos and sing the Maa Durga Aarti with great devotion....

Jai Ambe Gauri, Maiya Jai Shyama Gauri.
Tumako Nishadin Dhyavat, Hari Bramha Shivari.
Om Jai Ambe Gauri...

Mang Sindur Virajat, Tiko Mrigamad Ko.
Ujjval Se Dou Naina, Chandravadan Niko.
Om Jai Ambe Gauri...

Kanak Saman Kalevar, Raktambar Raje,
Raktpushp Gal Mala, Kanthan Par Saje.
Om Jai Ambe Gauri...

Kehari Vahan Rajat, Khadag Khappar Dhari,
Sur-Nar-Munijan Sevat, Tinake Dukhahari.
Om Jai Ambe Gauri...

Kaanan Kundal Shobhit, Nasagre Moti,
Kotik Chandr Divakar, Rajat Sam Jyoti.
Om Jai Ambe Gauri...

Shumbh-Nishumbh Bidare, Mahishasur Ghati,
Dhumr Vilochan Naina, Nishadin Madamati.
Om Jai Ambe Gauri...

Chand-Mund Sanhare, Shonit Bij Hare
Madhu-Kaitabh Dou Mare, Sur Bhayahin Kare.
Om Jai Ambe Gauri...

Bramhani, Rudrani,Tum Kamala Rani,
Agam Nigam Bakhani,Tum Shiv Patarani.
Om Jai Ambe Gauri...

Chausath Yogini Mangal Gavat,Nritya Karat Bhairu,
Bajat Tal Mridanga,Aru Baajat Damaru.
Om Jai Ambe Gauri...

Tum Hi Jag Ki Mata, Tum Hi Ho Bharata,
Bhaktan Ki Dukh Harta, Sukh Sampati Karta.
Om Jai Ambe Gauri...

Bhuja Char Ati Shobhi,Varamudra Dhari,
Manvanchhit Fal Pavat,Sevat Nar Nari.
Om Jai Ambe Gauri...

Kanchan Thal Virajat, Agar Kapur Bati,
Shrimalaketu Mein Rajat, Koti Ratan Jyoti .
Om Jai Ambe Gauri...

Shri Ambeji Ki Arati, Jo Koi Nar Gave,
Kahat Shivanand Svami, Sukh-Sampatti Pave.
Om Jai Ambe Gauri...

Hope you'll like the collection of Navratri wallpaper photos with Maa Durga Aarti lyrics in English. Do share it with your Facebook & Twitter friends. Started preparing for Navratri festival...only 5 more days to go?

Happy Navratri !

(Images Courtesy: hindugodwallpaper Website)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Upcoming Musical Events in Bangalore this October 2012 | Rock Music Concerts

Bangalore's music lovers be ready for a musical treat in festive month of October with Navratri, Durga Puja or Dussehra as a couple of quite exciting & interesting carnatic and rock music concerts are scheduled to be organized in coming weekend of October. So, blog dosts lets check out some of the upcoming musical events in Bangalore this October 2012:

Reliving KISHORE KUMAR @ Alive India In Concert

Alive India Concert - Reliving the legend Kishore Kumar featuring Samir Menon, Kishore Sodha, Sinchan Dixit & Md.Zaheer with AURKO Live in concert.

Reliving Kishore Kumar Live In Concert will be held on 13th and 14th October 2012 @Phoenix Market City, Mahadevpura, Whitefield Road, Bangalore from 7:00 PM onwards.

Only 4 days to go .... Come & enjoy the grand music concert with Choreographed Dance, A Sound and Light Extravaganza in tribute to renowned Bollywood Super Star Kishore da.

Big Bang Blues band's Album launch tour - Bigger than Blues

Big Bang Blues band that started in 2009, as a single gig project is now dreaming big.

Promoting their debut EP titled 'Bigger than Blues', Big Bang Blues is soon to be on their first 4 city tour including Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Naukuchiaatal. Influenced by genres of Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Funk and Rock, BBB ( Big Band Blues) brings a wide repertoire of music to the stage. BBB brings to the Indian music scene a variety of sounds with a fresh breath of energy.

With their debut Album to be launched in October and  BBB is all ready to bring some honest, sincere, heartfelt music in Bangalore on 20th October, 2012 from 7: 00 PM onwards @B Flat and HighNote Bar and Dining, #776, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Above ING Bank, Bangalore.

Sensational Rabbi Shergill - Live In Concert  

Rabbi Shergill is an Indian musician famous singer whose music has been described variously as rock,Sufiana, and "semi-Sufi semi-folksy kind of music with a lot of Western arrangements is now coming to Bangalore to perform live.

Bulla ki jaana”
You can catch Rabbi Shergill who is called as "Punjabi music's true urban balladeer" and  gave us hit song like 'Bulla Ki Jaana' on 20th October, 2012 from 7:00 Pm onwards @Phoenix Market City, Mahadevpura, Whitefield Road, Bangalore.

The Baap of Indi Pop - Remo Fernandes Live In Concert

It is the good news for fans of Remo Fernandes - The Baap of Indi Pop to catch him live in action in Bangalore on 27th October, 2012.

Remo  Fernandes is India's leading and highest-selling rock musician and being the only one in the country to be awarded Gold Discs in this category and also awarded the Padmashri by the President of India. The rock music concert by Remo Fernandes will took place on  27th October, 2012 from 7:00 Pm onwards @Phoenix Market City, Mahadevpura, Whitefield Road, Bangalore.

Hope! all music enthusiast will like the selection of upcoming musical events in Bangalore this October 2012. Don't miss out these events & Be there for a musical enthralling experience!

Stay tuned and keep visiting events section of Buzzintown (dot) com for upcoming events in Bangalore.

2005 chart topper “Bulla ki jaana”like Bulla Ki Jaana
2005 chart topper “Bulla ki jaana”

Monday, October 1, 2012

Upcoming Music Concerts & Events in Bangalore | Bengaluru Sangeet Utsav 2012

It is the good time for music enthusiasts in Bangalore to come together and enjoy the live music concerts which are to be organized in festive month of October this year with Durga Puja, Dussehra & Navratri that will give you ultimate live musical experience.

So, blog dosts, sharing with you few upcoming music concerts in Bangalore with events & venue details. Lets take a look...

Bengaluru Sangeet Utsav 2012

Chowdiah memorial hall presents to you Bengaluru Sangeeth Utsav 2012 supported by Music Academy Bangalore for three days from Oct 26 2012 to Oct 28 2012.

The renowned artistes performing in this Bengaluru Sangeet Utsav 2012 are Kadari Gopalanath - Saxophon,Vidyabushan -Vocal, Vani Ganapathi - Classical Dancer (Bharatanatyam), Sudha Raghunathan - Vocal and Pandit Jasraj And Party - Hindustan Vocal and many more.

You can visit here for complete details of Bengaluru Sangeet Utsav 2012 @Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Gayathri Devi Park Extension, 16th Cross, Vyalikaval, Malleswaram, Bangalore to catch the enchanting performances in this music event.

Pandit Jasraj - Live in concert 

Pandit Jasraj is an Indian classical vocalist. He belongs to the Mewati gharana of Hindustani classical music.

Classical music lovers can catch him live in action in Bengaluru Sangeet Utsav 2012 on 28th Oct, 2012 from 6:30 PM onwards @Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Gayathri Devi Park Extension, 16th Cross, Vyalikaval, Malleswaram, Bangalore.

Tuesdays with the Bard @ Urban Solace

Over the last 100 Weeks “Tuesdays with the Bard @ Urban Solace” poets have wrung tears of joy, nods of recognition, fleeting smiles, happy applause, wistful memories ... and several unforgettable poems.

So, Tuesdays with the Bard @ Urban Solace will celebrate the “100th Edition” of “Poetry from the Heart” on 2nd of October 2012 i.e on Gandhi Jayanti day from 10:00 AM @Urban Solace - Cafe & Gallery, 32, Annaswamy Mudaliar Road, Ulsoor, Bangalore.

 Maestro - An Evening with The Maestro

Gitanjali Trust Forever Presents an evening with the Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan along with two youth icons Amaan Ali & Ayaan Ali.

Enjoy the best classical musical evening by Sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan with Amaan Ali & Ayaan Ali on 6th Oct, 2012 from 06:30 PM onwards @Jayamahal Palace Hotel, 1, Jayamahal Road, Bangalore.

Don't miss these upcoming musical events in Bangalore. Be there with your family & friends for a musical extravaganza.

For more upcoming events in Bangalore you can visit event section on Buzzintown.com.