Kalahari, the Dark Prince
(Left) Puja at the ending. (Photo: Mayura Deshpande)
Bhakti Yoga Academy of North Atlanta presented a beautiful show titled "Kalahari—The Dark Prince" at Berkmar High School, Lilburn, Georgia on Sunday, October 13, this being the auspicious night of Sharad Purnima (harvest full moon).
Amit Gautam welcomed everyone, and invocation prayers were sung by the children of Bhakti Yoga Academy.
The show was centered on Lord Krishna, and focused on the importance of leading a balanced, meaningful, and holistic life as prescribed in the Bhagavad Gita.
(Left) Dramatic ending scene of the Atlanta Nritya Academy performance. (Photo: Mayura Deshpande)
A medley of dances, lectures, talks, and skits took the audience through the four stages of man’s intellectual journey: sangharsh (conflict), khoj (search for our identity/purpose), satya (search for truth), and utsav (celebration).
The academies and groups that performed were Abhinaya Dance Academy, Kuchipudi Dance Academy, Chandra Dance Academy, the youth of Gokuldham, Atlanta Nritya Academy, and Planet U.
The Bhakti Yoga Academy skit. (Photo: Mayura Deshpande)
Disney-style ending celebration by Planet U. (Photo: Mayura Deshpande)
The program ended with aarti to Lord Krishna and the distribution of boxed prasad.
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During the closing remarks a vote of thanks was given by Ankit Shah, who acknowledged distinguished guests, Dr. Vasubhai Patel, Dr. Lakshman Dinavahi, and Smt. and Shri Amiben and Tejasbhai Patwa.
DJ for the event: Bhawna Bhardwaj. Skit music by Abhyuday Vyas. Photography by Mayura Deshpande.
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