The Mayapuris have crash-landed into the kirtan/chant genre, quickly becoming the most talked-about group in this growing scene of exotic world music. Their story starts in the quiet back-country of North Central Florida, Alachua, a small village-esque town known to some as the capital of the underground grassroots-kirtan movement in the West. Read more...
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Lord Balaji Procession
Time: Sunday, July 28th 5PM-6PM
In the previous Kali Yuga Lord Brahma worshiped Sri Balaji at the catchment area of the holy Pushkarini River to thank the Lord. A procession in this connection will be replicated here in Redmond.
Time: Saturday, July 27th 4PM-5PM
The first-ever Ratha-yatra in the western world was organized in San Francisco on July 9, 1967. Srila Prabhupada is reinvigorating the ancient Jagannath Puri celebration where three chariots holding deities of Jagannath, Baladeva, and Subadra are pulled by ropes.
Time: Please check on event day
Ananda Mela hosting puppet shows that exhibit various stories, and encourage people of all ages to participate in Vedic life. It is a wonderful experience for people of all ages. The audience views primarily 2 -3 puppeteers that control their respective marionette puppets. Marionette puppets are controlled by rods and strings to make a movement of hands and actions. Our shows are run by children and teenagers who are apart of the VCC community. They assimilate much knowledge and joy from performing these plays. They can extend their knowledge of the fine arts as well as learn about values. In the first the children created a story that presented kindness to animals, and this year they will give us an insight on how to live a happy life. In conclusion, the puppet show is a very unique performance that shows us very valuable lessons of life in a friendly manner. We encourage everyone to see this spectacle in Ananda Mela