Cultural Events

The Temple hosts a number of cultural events by local talent and well-known artists from India.

 Cultural Events include

  • Plays (Dramas in Different Languages)

    A play is form of literature written by a playwright, usually consisting of dialogue or singing between characters, intended for theatrical performance rather than just reading.
  • Harikatha

    Harikatha, literally " Story of Lord", is a form of Hindu traditional discourse in which the storyteller explores a traditional theme, usually the life of a saint or a story from an Indian epic.
  • Classical Dances from all over India

    The Natya Shastra is the foundational treatise for classical dances of India. The classical dance forms are: Bharatanatayam, Odissi, Kuchipidi, Kathakali, etc.
  • Carnatic & Hindustani music, vocal and intrumental

    Carnatic & Hindustani music evolved with Sanskrit language scripts in itself and through Vedic traditions. Vocal music is performed by one or more singers. Instrumental music is compositions without lyrics.
  • Bhajans

    The Temple organizes periodical Bhajans by renowned artists.
  • Lecture Series

    Lectures and discourses on Hindu Scriptures and philosophy and seminars of interest on religion for devotees of all ages. Such programs may be conducted under the auspices of the Cultural, Religious or Education committees.

For More Details

Cultural Passes that are valid for all Temple sponsored (excluding fund-raising events) one year from the date of issue are available for a discount from the normal charges.

Details of these events are posted on the Temple bulletin boards, Temple newsletter and the Temple web page.

  • Harikathaaa

    Harikathaaaa, literally ” Story of Lord”, is a form of Hindu traditional discourse in which the storyteller explores a traditional theme, usually the life of a saint or a story from an Indian epic.

  • Plays (Dramas in Different Languages)

    A play is form of literature written by a playwright, usually consisting of dialogue or singing between characters, intended for theatrical performance rather than just reading.

  • Classical Dances from all over India

    The Natya Shastra is the foundational treatise for classical dances of India. The classical dance forms are: Bharatanatayam, Odissi, Kuchipidi, Kathakali, etc.

  • Carnatic & Hindustani music, vocal and intrumental

    Carnatic & Hindustani music evolved with Sanskrit language scripts in itself and through Vedic traditions. Vocal music is performed by one or more singers. Instrumental music is compositions without lyrics.

  • Bhajans

    The Temple organizes periodical Bhajans by renowned artists.

  • Lecture Series

    Lectures and discourses on Hindu Scriptures and philosophy and seminars of interest on religion for devotees of all ages. Such programs may be conducted under the auspices of the Cultural, Religious or Education committees.