Unique Bharatanatyam Dance Ballet on Sri Radha Rani


PEARLAND : Global Organization for Divinity will present a Bharatanatyam classical dance ballet titled “Radhe…Radhe…– A Story of Love for the Supreme” on March 15, starting at 4:15 pm at the CA Nelson Auditorium located at 2337 N Galveston Ave, Pearland TX 77581.

The presentation will be in commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the organization’s prayer house, Namadwaar, located in the Pearland/Manvel area.


The dance ballet will depict the divine love of Sri Radha Rani, who stands for the epitome of devotion to God, and whose love for Lord Krishna is held in high esteem even today by millions of devotees around the world.

The performance, which is choreographed by well-known Houston danseuse Surabi Veeragavan, will weave an English narrative with the beautiful musical compositions of His Holiness Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji to speak of Sri Radha Rani’s love. This is a unique opportunity to experience Sri Radha – the One who does not easily reveal Herself – visually, through the words and anubhava of a mahatma. The avatara and greatness of Sri Radha – the only One who is capable of bestowing Krishna prema bhakti – are portrayed in this enchanting dance performance.

For the first time in Houston, both the choreography and music direction for this production have been put together entirely by young, blossoming local artistes.

Surabi Veeraragavan, the choreography director, is a talented dancer with several performances to her credit. She has learned Bharatanatyam under many accomplished teachers including the world-famous danseuse Chitra Vishveshvaran, and currently continues to evolve under distinguished Houston teacher, Padmini Chari.

Uma Ranganathan, the music director, is a wonderful vocalist who learned under Dr. K. Vageesh of India and is currently under the tutelage of the eminent Rajarajeshwary Bhat of Houston. Uma is an accomplished musician and also a dancer who, apart from lending her voice to the production, has also composed the entire background music and dance score for it.

The production also brings together several dancers not only from the Houston area but also from other parts of the USA. Dancers who will participate in this production include Surabi Veeraragavan, Anu Nagasimha, Maya Iyer, Shubha Soman, Akila Raman, Nisha Gosar, Kavya Rajan, Roopa Nagarajan – all from the Houston area, Suwetha Kalyan from Dallas and Nrithi Subramanian from Minneapolis.

This unique dance ballet is sure to delight the audience with its spiritual, musical as well as visual grace and beauty. Tickets – $10 general and $25 preferred seating – can be purchased online at events.sulekha.com or by calling 281-303-5828 or 281-402-6585. Sponsors are welcome. For further information, call the above numbers or email houston.god@godivinity.org.

Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D.) is a worldwide organization that aims to promote peace, harmony and universal love amid cultural diversity. It is involved in several spiritual, cultural and social activities across the world and in several cities in the USA, including the Houston area.

The Namadwaar prayer house in Houston (Pearland/Manvel area) is one of over 20 such Namadwaars around the world, and the only one in the USA, where the “Hare Rama… Hare Krishna…” Mahamantra is continuously chanted.

For further information about G.O.D. or Houston Namadwaar, visit www.godivinity.org.