Mimicry King Dayanand regales the crowd on Day 6 of 52nd Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava – Day Six
Child artist and self-taught Harikatha performer Kum. Sharvari delivered a discourse on Gaja Gauri Vrata ; Mimicry King Dayanand and Prof Krishe Gowda left the audience in hysterics
Bangalore, As a part of the 52nd year celebrations of the Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava (BGU), child artist Kum. Sharvari Somayaji, Mimicry King Dayanand and Prof Krishe Gowda entertained the audience with their riveting performance at APS College Grounds, Basvanagudi.
The evening opened with a soulful ‘Harikatha’ on Gaja Gauri Vrata by Sharvari who took the audience with her on a divine journey. The artist has been performing on-stage since she is four years old and is known for her extraordinary singing talent.
Thereafter, mimicry king Dayanand took center stage and charmed the audience with his satires. His ever quirky stand-up comedy act left the audience in splits, adding a touch of humour to the Utsava. Following this was Prof. Krishne Gowda, whose daily life vignettes and takes on society left the audiences asking for more.
Speaking at the Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava, S M Nandish, Managing Trustee, Shree Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha, said, “Mimicry King Dayanand has been consecutively performing at the Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava for 33 years now. Every year, he is overwhelmed to see the audience at the Utsava, welcoming him with the same fervour and enthusiasm. It gives me immense happiness to share and cultivate such lasting relationships. Adding on was Mimicry King Dayanand, who reciprocated his thoughts be saying, “This stage has been quite auspicious for me. Every time I perform my new work, I debut it on this very platform taking the blessing of Bappa. The audiences at the Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava are very receptive to my work, and make me feel at home.”
September 4: Padmashri (2001) and Padma Bhushan (2011) awardee S P Balasubrahmanyam will be charming the audiences with his melodious voice, preceded by the exceptionally talented Roopa Prasad.
Organized year after year by Shree Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha, the main festival days began with Ganesh Chaturthi on 29th August and will continue till 8th September. Spread over 11 days of electrifying entertainment, the Utsava is a must-visit mega festival for those who love to explore & experience. This year the Utsava will be held at APS and National College Grounds, Basavanagudi. This one of its kind cultural tapestry will create a forum for art lovers and cultural aficionados to celebrate Indian culture.
In an attempt to create cultural history, the Sangha has created a magnificent structure of 80 X 60 feet – the stunning representation of the Belur-Halebid temple. The temple highlights the organizer’s zest for creating something different every year. With its augustness and majestic dignity, this 12th century marvel promises to stun the onlookers with medieval splendour.
To complement this eye galore, will be the famed, mouth-watering and authentic offering of Karnataka dishes, Aromas of Karnataka, a food Utsava organized every year as a part of Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava (BGU). Rendering an assortment of irresistible delicacies from across Karnataka’s six districts, the Aromas will offer traditional cuisines of Karavali, Hale Mysore, Hyderabad Karnataka, Uttara Karnataka, Bayalusime and Malenadu to mark the auspicious occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi.
About Shree Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha
Shree Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha is a social service organization that was established in 1962 by noted literate Ku Ra Sitaram Shastri. The organization is in the forefront of social and cultural activities, spanning over four decades. Patronized by stalwart of Kannada literature Dr. D.V. Gundappa, Sri Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha has been actively involved in sewing the social and cultural thread of Bangalore city. Apart from a host of charitable activities, the Sangha takes pride in organizing the year’s most popular ‘Festival of the Masses’ – the Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava.