2018 SISTER CITY: "VARANASI CALLING" 7/21/18
Slideshow introducing the beauty and mystique of Varanasi to the Lima community.
Internationally renowned musician, Dr. Noorul Khan, will play a Sitar recital accompanied by Tabla, played by Mr. Shankh Lahari, from a family with a strong tradition of Indian Classical music.
Priyanka Bhaghai will perform the Kathak dance, also known in Hindi as कथक, one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance and traditionally attributed to the storytellers of ancient northern India.
Mridangam recital - The Mridangam, or Tannumai, is a percussion instrument from India of ancient origin.
Varanasi is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh dating to the 11th century B.C. Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, the city draws Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the Ganges River’s sacred waters and perform funeral rites. Along the city's winding streets are some 2,000 temples, including Kashi Vish. Varanasi has more than 20,000 temples, some say the number cannot be counted. It is also known as the Temple City.
More information about Varanasi can be found at https://www.britannica.com/place/Varanasi.
Co-Sponsored by Lima Sister Cities Association and the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce.
*Tickets will not be issued for this program. Names of those registered will be on the list at the door.