Riveting performance by Sunidhi Chauhan & multitalented performances by ‘Sarvasva’ captivated Day Nine at 52nd Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava
Bangalore, Nine days into its journey, the 52nd Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava (BGU) captivated the visitors & its audiences on Day 9 with SARVASVA, India’s first Kannada Rock Band followed by the renowned playback singer Sunidhi Chauhan’s riveting performance.
SARVASVA, India’s first Kannada Rock Band was founded by Sangeetha Rajeev, who also happens to be the bands lead vocalist and songwriter. The band plays a blend of genres from classical progressive and alternative rock styles. Sangeetha was trained in classical music by her mother and professionally guided by Smt. Manjula Gururaj. She has sung for many popular Kannada movies like Lucia – Thinbeda Kami, Aane Pataaki, Rebel to name a few. She has also worked with popular music composers like Jassie Gift, Vijayprakash, Gurukiran, Anoop Seelin Arjun Janya, Manikanth Kadri, Dharma Vish, Poornachandra Tejswi, Praveen D Rao and Rajesh Ramnath. Sangeetha has also been part of talent shows like Confident Star Singer (Suvarna Channel), Radio City Super Singer & The Voice, India.
Following a rocking performance, the crowds were swept off their feet when the singing sensation, Sunidhi Chauhan came on stage. Her rocking concert included chartbusters Beedi Jalai le (Omkara), Sheila Ki Jawani (Tees Maar Khan) to Desi Girl (Dostana) to Kamli (Dhoom 3) and many more. Sunidhi Chauhan made her debut performance at the age of four. When she turned eight, she was discovered by Kalyanji, the popular and renowned Bollywood music director and composer, who recognized her nascent talent and provided her opportunities to perform in stage shows. Sunidhi has constantly been the voice of Bollywood’s leading actresses’ and her high-energy performances has reached out to listeners world-wide.
Described by her fans as one who can weave magic, this ‘Indian Glam Diva’ is one of India’s top female playback singers today who has an array of ‘magical’ hits to her credit. Speaking about her performance here at the Utsava, she said “Bangalore has a discerning audience and it has always been a pleasure performing in this city, the occasion is even more special this time since its dedicated to celebrating Ganpati Bappa!”
On September 7th, 2014 – Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava will begin with Sri Satyanarayana Pooja followed by performances by renowned artist Raghu Dixit and his band. He will be performing songs in addition to his regular repertoire at the APS college grounds, Basavangudi.
To fascinate visitors who haven’t experienced much of southern architecture, 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 stunned the onlookers and made them appreciate this structural tribute to southern India’s original architectural marvel. Within the temple structure, one can find idols of ‘Ashtavinayaka’ (the eight avatars of Ganesha), seeding an aura of magnificence.
Aromas of Karnataka – The Food Utsava
The strong crowd at APS College Grounds also got the opportunity to taste the most authentic Kannadigaoota from every district of Karnataka as part of Aromas of Karnataka – The Food Utsava. The six stalls representing the six districts of Karnataka had almost 100 dishes that came at an absolutely affordable price range of Rs 10 to Rs 30.
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.