JVB Preksha Center Presents Raja Harishchandra


HOUSTON: JVB Preksha Meditation Center is preparing to present – Raja Harishchandra – A play in Hindi – An epic tale of The Power of Truth. The upcoming play is the 5th in the series of previously appreciated performances. It is scheduled to be held on Saturday, January 11 at 5:00 PM at Cullen Performance Hall – University of Houston Main Campus.

This epic ancient Indian tale has been known to people for generations. It is based on the great king of Ayodhya – Raja Harishchandra. He and his family were tested in many ways, and despite enduring multitude of hardships they never faltered from practicing truth. The story goes like this:

 A monk’s deer is accidently killed by Raja; which infuriates the monk and he demands the Raja to pay for his misdeed. Raja donates his kingdom and promises to pay the monk 1,000 gold coins within a months’ time. During this month Raja, Rani and their young son, face dire situations and hardships. Rani gets sold in the labor market as a domestic help to gather 500 gold coins. Raja is also sold as a slave for 500 gold coins to repay the monk, and becomes a caretaker at a funeral place.  Both the king and the  queen work relentlessly, with little or no food, and no complaints. One day their son is bit by a snake and dies. This mishap creates a very interesting conclusion to the play which should not be missed.

Come enjoy this movement to experience “The Power of Truth” on January 11 at Cullen Performance Hall, UH-Main. The play includes tragedy, comedy and suspense. Several characters are going to be on the stage including Raja Harishchandra, Rani Taramati, Prince Rohit, Tapas, Nakshatra, Brahman, Brahmani and others, who have been working hard for the past 6 months to bring this play to life. Without doubt, this presentation will be interesting and enlightening; it will also include a dance sequence.

The JVB Preksha Meditation Center envisions a blissful and peaceful society through Yoga, Preksha Meditation and Education of Non-violence. It is open for all irrespective of beliefs.

For further information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.jvbhouston.org or www.sulekha.com or call the center at 281-596-9642.