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Opening Ceremony


We are pleased to announce that Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib will inaugurate the Anandamela festival on Saturday July 28th at 12 noon on the main stage.


We are pleased to announce that Federal Congress woman Suzan Delbene will introduce the prime time event Delhi2Dublin on Sunday July 29th 6pm on main stage.

Message from Artistic Director

Namaste! On July 28th and 29th, Redmond City Hall campus plays host to Ananda Mela: Joyful Festival of India. This beautiful festival is brought you by the Vedic Cultural Center (VCC) of Sammamish, under contract from the City of Redmond. With the guidance of the founder and visionary leader of Ananda Mela, Harry Terhanian, the trend of bigger and better each year continues into 2018 in the festival’s 9th edition.

Ananda Mela aims to showcase the legendary breadth and depth of Indian arts and culture through lovingly crafted displays, authentic replicas, performances on several stages, participatory activities for attendees of all ages and cultures, and numerous other experiences including tasty food from many regions of India and irresistible shopping.



Latha Sambamurti

Aloha Bhangra Dance Contest

Hello y'all dancers....Are you ready to become a STAR???  Become a prime time performer at Ananda Mela 2018!!!
Join the Aloha Bhangra Dance Contest on July 29th, Sunday @7PM.
Dress to Impress.. Groove your Moves....and... Dance for a Chance... to win a free trip to Hawaii
(flights + two nights for two people).
Time: Sunday, July 29th 7PM


Want to take part in the Cultural Festival of india (AnandaMela)?

There are various programs and activities like Dance, Music, Cooking Contest, Henna Contest, Making Ganesha, Rangoli, Chess etc.,
Registrations are open now. Please register to participate in various events.



July 28th (Saturday) and July 29th (Sunday) from 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Yamuna Stage - July 28th

Ganga Stage - July 28th

Vedic Stage - July 28th

Yamuna Stage - July 29th

Ganga Stage - July 29th

Vedic Stage - July 29th

Porch-Public Safety Building - July 28th

Porch-Public Safety Building - July 29th

Near Public Safety Building 28th

For detailed cultural performances schedule click here

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About Ananda Mela

Ananda Mela - Joyful Festival of India is the largest festival in the Northwest showcasing the diversity of incredible India. Started in 2010, this year will mark the ninth anniversary of this event. It will be held on July 28th and 29th. It is a FREE outdoor festival held at the Redmond City Hall campus, drawing around 20,000 attendees over a glorious summer weekend. this festival has gained a lot of popularity in the culture scene of Northwest. With a full galore of cultural dioramas, performance arts on stage, demonstrations of ancient traditions, Vedic life style, delicious cuisine, Indian bazaar and much more, this event offers a unique, holistic experience to the audiences. This year's event will feature marquee performances by Delhi2Dublin and Mayapuris, who are renowned internationally for their enthralling and engaging music and dance. This year Vedic Village at Ananda Mela offers an ancient wisdom from Vedic tradition to take a holistic approach to body, mind, and soul while protecting the delicate balance between these three dimensions of human evolution.

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