The 46th Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava will begin on September 3, 2008 and will be formally inaugurated on September 5 by Sri Sri Ravishankar. Ganesh Utsava in
reports about the programs in Bangalore Ganesh Utsava 2008 India
A mélange of classical and popular music, with a dash of humor, mimicry and dance-drama, has been scheduled for this year's edition of the Ganesh Utsava.
Ace dancers and musicians, including Hariharan, Balamurali Krishna, Shobhana, Kumaresh-Ganesh , playback singers Rajesh Krishnan and Pallavi Arun, percussionist Sivamani and mandolin U Rajesh will enthrall Bangaloreans.
The schedule also includes a jugalbandi by Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Rahul Sharma.
S M Nandish, managing trustee, Sree Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha - organizers of the event - said special flower decorations, cultural programs and a series of poojas are planned.
Idols of Lord Ganesha will be immersed after the Sathyanarayana pooja on September 14.
Blood donation drives and free health camps will also be held.