Staff Reporter –
A devotional musical programme in aid of the Ganesh Temple in Papakura will be held next month in Auckland.
Funds are sought to erect a Raja Gopuram at the Temple, which has grown from strength to strength since its establishment more than 14 years ago.
However, the forthcoming musical programme will be held at the Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Temple Hall located at 12, Princes Street in Onehunga, Central Auckland.
Called, ‘Bhakti Varsha’ (Rain of Devotion), it will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 7 pm.
it will feature Melbourne based Shriram Iyer rendering devotional songs in a number of languages.
He will be accompanied by Vishnu Priya Mallela and Jyoti Rajesh.
Among the other artistes participating in the Programme are Arun Khotkar (Harmonium), Dr Ashok Malur (Violin) and Vivek Anturkar (Tabla).
A notification said that the three-hour programme will include classical dances depicting scenes from Ramayan and other Indian scriptures.
Tickets priced at $15 (including a dinner pack) are now available.
The Temple is seeking sponsors for the programme and those interested may please contact Meena Iyer on (09) 2744649.
Lord Ganesha, the Presiding Deity at Shri Ganesh Temple