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Festival of India Going Back to New Orleans

Submitted by madhuha on Wed, 10/19/2011 - 00:05
Tour Diary

New Orleans Rathayatra November 12-13, 2011

Third Annual New Orleans RATHA YATRA- November 12 & 13 Washington Square Park 9am til 9pm. Parade is Saturday the 19th beginning at 9:30am from Basin and Canal to N. Peters to the Park at 706 Elysian Fields. Come one come all!

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Festival of India Returns to Boston for 3 Festivals

Submitted by madhuha on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 12:33

Here’s what the New York Times wrote about kirtan in a 2009 article:
Yoga Enthusiasts Hear the Call of Kirtan
Published: March 4, 2009
ON one of her regular visits to New York from Virginia, Christine Breighner told Rebecca Damon, a longtime friend, that she didn’t want to visit the tourist sites she’d seen before. She wanted to extend her horizons beyond the latest Broadway show or exhibit at the Met. Not too long before, Ms. Damon had received a brochure advertising a call-and-response chanting session called kirtan after a yoga class. Now she passed it along.
“I read the brochure and said, ‘Oh, that might challenge my comfort zone, so we should do it,’ ” said Mrs. Breighner.
Recently, Mrs. Breighner and Ms. Damon attended a Friday night kirtan at the Integral Yoga Institute. The two friends, along with about 60 participants, sat on cushions facing a group of musicians who wore traditional Indian kurtas — collarless cotton tunics — and played a variety of instruments, including tabla, a wooden flute and harmonium, an accordion-like organ.
For about two hours, the musicians played and chanted in Sanskrit while the audience responded when moved. Some clapped and swayed as they repeated the words; others simply listened with closed eyes and beatific smiles. The mood became more festive as the evening wore on, with many participants jumping up to dance: springing straight up and down, making chorus-line kicks and even walking on their hands……..

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