"Sri Vinayaka Mitra Mandali" Jayanagar 8th block,Bengaluru was started in the year 1982 by a group of enthusiastic youngsters who were in their teens college. The idea was to propagate the traditional values of Hindu society and also at the same time to bring people of the locality on a common platform to worship Lord Ganesha - the remover of obstacles - and be blessed for a prosperous society at large. It is also a platform for establishing budding artists in various cultural fields to show case their talent to a larger audience and at the same time to entertain the citizens of the locality at the time of Ganesha festival year after year.
The Mandali has in the past arranged programmes of famous Musicians, Singers, Dancers, Drama artists like Dr. S.P. Balasubramaniam, Kunnakudi Vaidyanatan, Kadri Gopalnath, C.Ashwath, Master Hirannaiah, Puttur Narsimhanayak, Nagarj hawaldar, Dr. Vidyabhushan, Ratnamala prakash, Manjula Gururaj, M.D.Pallavi B.K.Sumithra, B.R.Chaya., Raju Ananthaswamy,Pravin Godkhindi, Sangeetha Katti, Sudha Bargur, Dyanand, M.S.Narashimamurthy, SarigamaViji, Upasne Sitaram, Makeup Nani, etc.
From the year 1989 "Ganapathi Homa' is also performed in Mandali's premises for the betterment of all residents of the locality on all fronts.
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