Bengalooru Karaga

Today is Bengalooru Karaga a most awaited festival in the homes of old Bangalorean’s.

Karaga, this is one of the Bangalore’s oldest traditional festival with a rich traditional touch, one can find more details of Karaga Usha’s post here.

If you can spare few hours of your night then go watch the Karaga today and i promise you will enjoy it.

[Photo from Deccan Herald]

7 Comments so far

  1. silkboard (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 1:01 pm

    Or find the details here –

  2. saaya (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 1:07 pm

    this is something I am hearing for the first time !! thanks for sharing it !! :-) and also for the comment on my blog :)

  3. Naren (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 6:11 pm

    Thanks Shadow silkboard and Usha. I was expecting an write up on karaga. Abimanyu is the person who leads the karaga. I hav not seen bangalore karaga. But hav seen other villages around bangalore which perform karaga. Its full of rituals and ppl. and Pallakis. Awesome!!

  4. SHADOW (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 6:15 pm

    Hi Naren,
    Which is the near by villages Karaga you have seen ?

  5. Naren (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2007 @ 12:19 pm

    Its CM Lokesh not Abimanyu who has lead the karaga this time in bangalore.

    Silkboard, Karaga has been celebrated in places and villages were vahnikula kshatriyas AKA Thigularus are Prominent. The Popular places are Hosakote, Malur,Yalahanka(different Karaga celebrated on 7th), Anekal(On the same day of bangalore Karaga), Hosur and Thigulara Hosahalli(Both are in TN). The some villeges near bangalore which celebrate Karaga are Muthanallur near Sarjapur, Mayasandra Near attibele. Incedentally these villages are near to SILKBOARD :). Apart from these there will be Hasi Karage by different community. There is not much importence. But, it will be celebrated by Most of the Big Villages. Apart from karaga there will be village festival called as Jathre.
    The Theru(chariot) will be the main attraction. And not to forget Pallakis the spectacular decoration, treat for eyes during nights. All Jathres starts from Rathasapthami and goes on till may. All festivals are celebrated during summer. Some villages in Bangalore celebrate village festival(Jathre). ITs Unfortunate these Info are not available in net. Hope This has Helped you.

    The Best Karaga i hav seen in Mayasandra. Its 2 years ago where the karaga was danced on Knees. U hav inspired to write an article. will post in my blog ASAP and let you know.

  6. SHADOW (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2007 @ 12:25 pm

    Thanks Naren for good peice of information.

  7. Naren (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2007 @ 12:26 pm

    ooooOOOPs!!!!! Am sorry the earlier post was meant for SHADOW instead of Silkboard. or for both!!!!!! LOL!

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