29 Mar Thousands Rejoiced in the Vibrant Music and Colors at Holi Hangama
Perfect spring weather arrived just in time for the 3rd annual Radha Krishna Temple’s Holi Hangama celebrations on Sunday, March 26th 2017! Volunteers arrived early on the gorgeous morning and set up the outdoor venue at the South Fork Ranch, Parker, TX, to host the grand event!
Enthusiastic guests mostly dressed in all white attires, started arriving by noon. Some of them were excited to experience the magic of Holi for the very first time and the others were returning guests eager to experience the excitement of colors. As they stopped at the registration desks for a quick check in, many guests of various ethnicities expressed interest and excitement in understanding the reason and significance of Holi. All their questions were answered by the wonderfully enlightening divine discourse by HH Shree Swami Mukundananda ji. Swamiji explained the significance of Holi in his unique inimitable style and as always audience found renewed answers and deepened their understanding of the various traditions associated with the unique festival.
The audience witnessed a breath taking musical ensemble by the young and talented Frisco Bal-Mukund students followed by wonderful cultural programs by various dance and music schools in Dallas.
Finally, the much awaited color play began among the shouts of “Holi Hai!” and foot tapping music by the DJs. Enthusiastic participants immersed all the differences in their race, culture, ethnicity, creed, skin color, age, and class completely in the vibrant Holi colors.
While the color play and music filled the hearts with oneness and joy, the wide array of food stalls filled the guests’ plates with a variety of delicious Indian food and snacks. The unique desi bazaar provided participants with an extraordinary shopping experience! Over 5000 guests attended the event and made it a grand success. “It’s always a pleasure to participate in the festivities of other cultures!” remarked Melissa, a guest from Irving, TX. Several guests commented on how organized the event was and how it exceeded all their expectations!
Yet again, Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas succeeded in uniting people across cultural backgrounds in the most elegant way! The Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas team extends its heartfelt gratitude to sponsors, vendors, and all the guests who attended the Holi Hangama 2017 and made it a grand success!
For more pictures and videos of Holi Hanagama celebration, visit Radha Krishna Temple Facebook.