Sunday, January 11, 2015

India Rising festival from 14th to 18th January 2015 @ Mumbai

5 day long India Rising festival 2015 being held from 14th to 18th January 2015 in Ghatkopar (also known as the Ghatkopar Rathyatra festival) and thus, give them an chance to experience & appreciate various aspects of the Vedic Civilization with Krishna in the Center as envisioned by Srila Prabhupada as his unfinished task of establishing Daivi Varnashrama.
Bellow is promotional & invitation letters for each of the festival events.

The events on each day are as follows:
14th Jan - UDAAN - Celebrating the spirit of rising with traditional Kite flying (3 pm - 6 pm), Uttarayan festivities by various communities, including Haldi Kumkum and Pongal(5 pm-6.30 pm) & Stage Events in honour of Gomata, Ganga & Gita from 7 pm to 9 pm. Talks and Convention in presence of HG Gauranga Prabhu, HG Govinda Prabhu and Mukesh Khanna (Serial actor best known for his portrayal in Shaktimaan and as Bhisma in B.R. Chopra's Mahabharat)

If you would like to participate in the 'Fly a Kite' festival, kindly sms 7666906666.

15th Jan - DHAROHAR - Saluting the Unsung Heroes of Bharat - 7 pm onwards, Jawans and Kisans. NCC Parade by 4 Battalions, Dedication Speech to Jawans by Gen. G D Bakshi & Farmers Market(Organic Food at your doorstep), Popatrao Pawar (Ex Director, Maharashtra Model Village Development programme)

If you want to assist in 'Namaste Jawan and Samrudda Kisan', kindly sms 7666906666

16th Jan - KALAALAYA - The art beat of India-An Avenue for the Appreciation of Indian Arts & Artisans. Traditional art performances in fields of Music, Live Painting, Yoga and Kalaripayattu(martial arts taught by Lord Parshuram and Agastya Rsi) (7 pm to 10 pm) with talks byHH Radhanath Swami Maharaj and Celebrities- Saurabh Jain(acted as Krishna in latest Mahabharata Series) & Juhi Chawla.
For any assistance in Kalaalaya kindly sms 8237732569 / 9819020494

17th Jan - RATHOTSAVAM - Sri Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ghatkopar & Tilak Nagar from 2 pm to 6 pm. Evening Celebrations from 7 pm to 9 pm include esteemed presence of Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis and H.H. Radhanath Swami Maharaj. Launch of Hunger Free Mumbai Campaign to feed Underprivileged and Malnourished population of Mumbai.

For bhoga and Rath seva sms 7666906666

18th Jan - BHARAT GAATHAA - Celebrating India as the land of Firsts and its epic influence on the world. From 7 pm onwards, Dance Ballet on ‘Serve Earth and Save Water’ and Ecstatic Kirtans make the highlight of last day. Talk by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj

Kindly sms Sandeep Shetty 9892130414 for any services you would like to render in Bharat Gaathaa 



This year’s festival comes with a lot of opportunities to learn and develop some great useful skills. Let’s connect with the learner inside us! and get a hands on experience of several life changing skills and also rethink what we have already learned.

The following is the list of workshops being held over the 5 days.
14 Jan 7-9 pm Topic: Svabhav Vigyan, by  Vikrant Urankar from IA Vedic
14 Jan 8-9 pm Topic: Organic Farming, by  Ashok Dande (freelancer)
14 Jan 8-9 pm Topic: Relationships in Ramayan, by  Shubha Vilas Das from ISKCON

15 Jan 7-9 pm Topic: Svabhava Vigyan, by  Vikrant Urankar from IA Vedic
15 Jan 7-8 pm Topic: Bharat ka Gauravshali Ateet - Vartaman aur Bhavishya, by  Dilipji Kelkar from Punurutthan Vidyapith
15 Jan 7-8 pm Topic: Organic Farming, by  Ashok Dande (freelancer)
15 Jan 8-9 pm Topic: From a Nation of Craftsmen and Traders to Clerks, Security Guards and Sepoys, by  Lata Shenava (Independent Education Professional)

16 Jan 7-9 pm Topic: Making of short films, by Ritesh from My First Films
16 Jan 7-8 pm Topic: Pranayama and Health, by  Vishwas Pathak (Yoga Teacher)
16 Jan 7-8 pm Topic: Sampoorna Earth, by  Debartha Banerjee from Sampoorna Earth Environment Solutions
16 Jan 8-9 pm Topic: Cellphone Radiation, Awareness and Safety, by  Prof. Girish Kumar (freelancer)
16 Jan 8-9 pm Topic: Ayurveda and Lifestyle, by  Dr. Srinivas Devkar (freelancer)
17 Jan 5-6 pm Topic: Relevance of Epics - Part 1, by  Govinda Das from ISKCON
17 Jan 5-6 pm Topic: Lokasangrah and Svadharma - The Future of Capitalism, by  Prof. Ashish Pandey from IIT Bombay
17 Jan 5-6 pm Topic: From Celebration of Feminine to Enslavement of the Feminine, by  Lata Shenava (Independent Education Professional)
17 Jan 6-7 pm Topic: Bhagvad Gita as a Vyavahar Shastra, by  Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan from IIT Bombay
17 Jan 6-7 pm Topic: Ayurveda and Modern Medicine - Competition or Cooperation, by  Dr. Sanjay Pisharodi (freelancer)
17 Jan 6-7 pm Topic: Innovative Use of Natural Fibers in Water Conservation, by  Ulhas Paranjape from Jalvardhini
18 Jan 5-6 pm Topic: Ayurveda for Lifestyle Management and Mental Health, by  Nirmal Chandara Das from BhaktiVedanta Hospital
18 Jan 5-6 pm Topic: Leadership Lessons from Ramayan, by  Shubha Vilas Das from ISKCON
18 Jan 5-6 pm Topic: Corporate Chanakya - leadership lessons from Kautilya's Arthashastra, by  Radhakrishna Pillai from CIPL
18 Jan 6-7 pm Topic: Indian Financial and Economic Model, by  Prof. Varadraj Bapat from IIT Bombay
18 Jan 6-7 pm Topic: Relevance of Epics - Part 2, by  Govinda Das from ISKCON
18 Jan 6-7 pm Topic: Organic Farming, by  Ashok Dande (freelancer)

On 15, 16 and 17 Jan His Holiness Radhanath Swami will be blessing all of us with his presence.

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KALAHAAT: Authentic Indian Art & Craft Shopping Bazaaar. Come and witness the display of handicrafts from all across India put up in over 80 stalls {Everyday 3 PM TO 10 PM}

FARMERS MARKET: Organic Food Choices available from 5 PM TO 10 PM

Venue: BMC Grounds, Tilak Nagar, Chembur.
Nearest Railway stations: Tilak Nagar (Harbour line), Vidya Vihar / Ghatkopar (Central line).

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India Rising Team
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