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GREETINGS FOR ANANDAMELA 2019 FROM THE HONORABLE WASHINGTON STATE GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE

Ananda Mela, Joyful Festival of India, returns to Redmond

Ananda Mela, Joyful Festival of India, returns to Redmond

Redmond City Hall will host the 10th annual Ananda Mela (Joyful Festival of India) July 27-28. This year, the event will have a series of workshops and special presentations on the theme of “Live Healthy, Be Happy.”

The free festival, suitable for all ages, will be held from noon to 9 p.m. both days, under the title sponsorship of Singapore Airlines and grants from Experience Redmond and 4Culture.

Ananda Mela is the biggest festival of Indian art and culture in the Pacific Northwest, and the largest cultural festival in Redmond. It is organized by the Vedic Cultural Center (VCC) of Sammamish under contract from the city of Redmond.

“We are exhilarated to offer the 10th edition of Ananda Mela in Redmond,” Ananda Mela’s president Harry Terhanian said. “The festival has evolved into an effective community builder under the rich theme of Indian art and culture.”

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Message from Artistic Director

Namaste! On July 27th and 28th, Redmond City Hall campus will play host to the tenth edition of Ananda Mela: Joyful Festival of India, presented to you by the Vedic Cultural Center (VCC) of Sammamish in collaboration with the City of Redmond. The founder and visionary leader of Ananda Mela, Harry Terhanian, and dozens of tireless volunteers of VCC have worked year-round to offer this beautiful festival to Redmond’s residents and visitors this weekend.

Ananda Mela aims to showcase Indian arts and culture with intricately crafted displays, entertainment on multiple stages, participatory activities and contests for everyone, informative and enlightening presentations, and other memorable experiences including tasty food and irresistible shopping. Festival grounds open at 12 noon. On the Ganga Stage and Yamuna Stage, you can witness and enjoy performances of a wide range of classical, folk, and popular dance and music traditions from different parts of India.

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Aloha Bhangra Dance Contest

Hello y'all dancers....Are you ready to become a STAR???  Become a prime time performer at Ananda Mela 2019!!! Join the Aloha Bhangra Dance Contest on July 28th, Sunday @6.40PM.
Dress to Impress.. Groove your Moves....and... Dance for a Chance... to win
First PriZe:
2 round trip tickets to Hawaii & 2 free nights with food included. Sponsored by Vedic Cultural Center
Second PriZe:
Two Festival (Tasveer, South Asian Film Festival  ) Passes worth $1000. ( each pass worth $500). Sponsored by Tasveer South Asian Film Festival
THIRD PRIZE:

Three floor tickets to the concert of Shreya Ghoshal with Symphony.  Sponsored by Jalsa Entertainment! The Prize is worth $400!

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AND WIN MANY MORE PRIZES
Time: Sunday, July 28th 6.40PM
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Participate

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.

 

Schedule

July 27th (Saturday) and July 28th (Sunday) from 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

July 27th (Saturday)

  • Vedic Village

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  • Welcome

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  • Chess Competetion

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  • Cultural Performances

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  • Flower mandala by Annie penta

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  • Visiting VIPs

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  • Kids Ratha Yatra

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  • Mayapuris

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July 28th (Sunday)

  • Vedic Village

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  • Cultural Performances

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  • Cooking Contest

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  • Rangoli Contest

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  • Visiting VIPs

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  • Lord Balaji Procession

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  • Sponsor Recognition

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  • Sponsor Recognition

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  • Bollypop, Desert Fire & Bhakti Dance with Malini Taneja.

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  • Aloha bhangra dance contest: By Rhythms of India and judges from Los Angeles

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Title Sponsors

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Grantors

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Stage Sponsors

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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 27th and 28th. 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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