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Arati Ankalikar Thrills at Indian Music Society’s Inaugural 2013 Concert Series

Ararti Ankalikar’s mian ki malhar composition, originally rendered for Tansen, mesmerized the audience and literally caused the clouds to thunders and bring showers over St. Thomas University’s Jones Hall.   By Jyoti Kulkarni HOUSTON: When classical singer Tansen sang raag Mian ki Malhar at King Akbar’s court, legend has it that clouds would thunder and […]

Rasaanubhava 2013: An Audio Visual Delight

HOUSTON: A large number of enthusiastic students of the Abhinaya School of Performing Arts presented “Rasaanubhava ’13, the annual recital at the Kaplan Theater, Jewish Community Center on March 30, 2013 as a dedication to the classical arts of Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi. The director Indrani Parthasarathy well versed in the Pandanallur style of Bharathanatyam and […]

Grand Celebrations of Gaura Purnima at Hare Krishna Dham, ISKCON Houston

HOUSTON: Last week, Gaura Purnima was celebrated with two days of celebrations at the Hare Krishna Dham temple. The festival marks the appearance day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu – an appearance of Krishna in 15th century in Bengal, India. Vedic texts state that Lord Chaitanya is the Supreme Person, Krishna, appearing as His own worshiper. He is […]