Sunnyvale Hindu Temple Holds First Ever Krishna Leela

Sunnyvale, Calif. — Hundreds of Indian Americans and others thronged the Sunnyvale Hindu Temple’s first ever Krishna Leela event here Aug. 22, featuring many talented artists from Art Theatre of Chandigarh, who enacted Indian mythological stories on Lord Krishna based on the Bhagavad Gita.

The Bhagavad Gita, literally translated as “Song of God,” describes the dialogues between Lord Krishna and his devotee, Arjuna, on the battlefield. Krishna Leela stories offer a glimpse into the life and path of Lord Krishna. The various colorful transformations of Lord Krishna are depicted during the plays: from a playful child, flute player, a warrior, every woman’s heartache and fearless destroyer of evil.

The three-hour event was of particular interest to the children who attended, who paid rapt attention during the lengthy program and seemed to have a lot of fun. At the end of the event, attendees were treated to a healthy dinner provided by the Sunnyvale Temple.

Krishna LeelaOne attendee, Nick Pal, told India-West, “We loved the show. It was gorgeous. Please continue hosting cultural events like this.”

Raj Bhanot, the co-founder and treasurer of the Sunnyvale Hindu Temple, told India-Westthat the goal “was to create a traditional and authentic Krishna Leela event, outside India, that people could enjoy. This was a fun way to teach the children about Bhagavad Gita.”

Bhanot said the temple’s upcoming events include the Sept. 7 Ganesh Visarjan, which will be held near the San Francisco Bay shoreline, and the three-day Diwali Mela Oct. 17-19 at the temple.

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Source: India west