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India Festival: Greater Houston Rath Yatra 2015

By Preanka Desai HOUSTON: “Jai Jagannath” and “Hare Krishna” were the chants you could hear above the excited conversations. Where, you ask? Well, July 11, saw Masala Entertainment in association with SKAI Foundation bring several cultures together to celebrate one big Festival – India Festival – the Greater Houston Rath Yatra. This is the annual […]

Desi’s Get into Halloween Spirit with Costumes, Parties

HOUSTON: The local community celebrated Halloween with a spirit (no pun intended) this year that showed that they were finally getting integrated with the mainstream community, with costume parties going on all across town for the young, old and much older alike. It wasn’t just the candy seekers dressed as goblins and ghouls who made […]

Devotees Pack the Breezy Discovery Green Grounds During Rath Yatra

  Click here for photo collage   By Sandhya Thakkar HOUSTON: Lord Jagannath (Lord of the Universe) is carried on his Divine Journey, or Yatra, on a massive Chariot, or Rath, every year since ancient times in the city of Puri, is the origin of the English word Juggernaut, or unstoppable force.  Indeed, despite hourly […]

Houston to Celebrate Rath Yatra

Houston to Celebrate Rath Yatra

By Malay Vyas. HOUSTON: On June 28, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Subhadra will be in their chariots drawn through the streets of Downtown Houston. The Rath Yatra is traditionally held in the city of Puri (Jagganathpuri) in the state of Orissa on the second day of the ‘Shukla paksh’ or the bright fortnight of […]

Thousands Throng ‘Little India’ to Celebrate Diwali

Thousands Throng ‘Little India’ to Celebrate Diwali

By Indiawest ARTESIA, Calif., United States: A major thoroughfare normally filled with thousands of vehicles every day was replaced by thousands of pedestrians for the whole of Nov. 10 as the Little India Chamber of Commerce and the City of Artesia brought a Diwali Mela to Little India’s Pioneer Blvd. The celebratory day and evening featured […]

Sold Out Diwali Mela Rocks Houston

Click here for Collage By Malay Vyas HOUSTON: Sunil and Sandhya Thakkar raised the bar to new heights at the India.com  Diwali Mela on Saturday November 9 at the Skeeters Stadium.  Diwali in Houston will never be the same again.   The entrance to the Constellation field was amazingly lit up with Diwali designs and […]

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