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Shree Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha

Shree Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha is a social service organization with an impressive track record, spanning over 4 decades of social and cultural activities. Activities of The Sangha revolve around the celebration of culture through artistic means. A nationalistic vibe is prevalent in all activities conducted by The Sangha. These activities include celebrating national festivals, distributing free books to underprivileged children, helping victims of war and national calamities and organizing cultural festivals.

The Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava, which has been organized by the Sangha at the APS College Grounds, Basavanagudi, for the past 4 decades, is a major cultural festival of south Bangalore. The Sangha has tied up with The Times of India for this festival in an attempt to gather people from all across the city to this cultural celebration.




The Sangha is confident that this association with the ToI will bring a vibrant nationalist spirit to the festival.

The Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava offers people the chance to interact with fellow Bangaloreans. It also provides a platform for budding artists to showcase their art through stalls. Eminent musicians, theatre groups and ballet troupes from all across the country have performed at the festival over the years. Some of the renowned guests who have graced the festival with their presence are
Smt. MS Subbalakshmi, Dr. Balamurali Krishna, Dr. KJ Yesudas,
SP Balasubrahmanyam, Usha Uthup,
P Unnikrishnan, Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan, Gantasal, PB Sreenivas, Mandolin U Srinivas, Sivamani, Shankar Mahadevan and Daler Mehendi.
What's new this year?

Aroma's of Karnataka, the food utsav, brings traditional food from all over the state together at the 47th Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava.

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“By making it a cultural festival, Shree Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha is taking the Ganesh festival to a larger section of people and bringing them closer to the country’s rich heritage.”

- His Holiness
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

(Sri Sri Ravi Shankar inaugurated the 46th Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava.)


It’s a great honor and privilege to perform at the Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava, the same platform where several great maestros from the yesteryears performed.”

- Shankar Mahadevan


“In my soul I’ve always visualized my father and in art, Shree Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha.”


- Master Hirannaiah


"I believe my life as a singer became more meaningful after performing at the Utsava."

- Rajesh Krishna


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