The holi 2005
memory will live upto next celebration of Holi 2006.
Memories: Video Recording and
Note:Holi program was arranged
by the Oriya Bhajan Group at Murugan Temple Auditorium, 6300
Princes Garden Parkway, Lanham, Maryland 20706.
Holi festival organized by Jagannath Organization for Global
Awareness(JOGA) on March 19th, 2005 at Murugan temple auditorium
in Lanham, MD was attended by many people from seven north
eastern states. The celebration started out with the welcoming
of the Radhakrishna murtis and an engaging pala (BhaktaDruba)
that entertained the crowd as the audience filled with guests.
The arati followed
by bhajans, sung by the melodious voices of DC area ladies
Next, anxiously awaited by several newHoli participants, was
the dance stylings of the reknown Meera Das of Cuttack, Orissa.
She truly personified the art of Odissi and received an outstanding
ovation. Following her presentation, the children got to show
off their talents in acting, dancing, and singing in the first
part of the Children's Program.
Children Talent Shows
This included the children's drama Draupadi, which was a knock-off
of American idol, as well as folk dances by brother and sisterpairs,
and hindi dances.
Program by Adults
Program by adults include:
religious drama, Saradha bali kanduchi and Khola chithi.