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GOKULASHTAMI IN NEW JERSEY – AUGUST 2014

1 November 2014
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The children in New Jersey and Pennsylvania eagerly look forward to the festival of Gokulashtami, celebratedatVanita& Ashok Balwalli’s house in New Jersey every year. On August 16, 2014, children dressed as Radhas and Krishnas, began streaming into the Balwalli’s residence with parents too, dressed in traditional finery. The celebration began with Sabha Prarambh prayers followed by Shri Krishna Poojanam, Deepanamaskar, Shri Parijnanashram Trayodashi and Shankar Narayana geet.

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KANAKANJALIH UTSAVA IN NEW JERSEY-NOVEMBER 2014

20 January 2017
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What started as an initiative to teach Guru Pujan to the children and perform it on ParamapujyaSwamiji’s Birthday, grew by the day into a big celebration, attended by almost 100 people on 1 November 2014. The whole program was mobilized in a very short time, just around 13 days of planning and coordinating. Everybody volunteered to do their bit of “Seva”, be it decoration, photography, food planning and Bhajan and Stotra Seva.

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A touch of Shirali in your home - Samvit Sudha

22 May 2016
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The Shirali Math and Chitrapur village in the Bhatkal district of Uttar Kanara evokes a rush of strong emotion from your dyed-in-wool Bhanap. The green paddy fields, the swaying coconut palm, the Mangalore-tiled homes with the mandatory tulsi-kattey , the mossy stone walls with green fern growing out of its crevices, the sweet aroma of burning logs that fire up the copper bhaana; these are sights and smells much cherished by the Chitrapur Saraswat.

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Khavda Pottery - The Last Gasp

5 October 2017
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Working on Kusumalankara and digging up stories of little known crafts like the Khavda Pottery was an eye-opener. We stand to lose ourselves, our sense of drama and our identity if we lose our Craft legacy.One more off that 'ole wish list! The launch of the Coffee Table Book - 'Kusumalankara' brought out by the Ikebana International Hyderabad Chapter was a big personal milestone for me as well as a spiritual journey into the DNA of our beautiful nation.

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