Popular Pundit: Hindu singer in city

2013-03-26 00:00

A TRINIDAD-BORN Hindu scholar and devotional singer, Pundit Munelal Maharaj, has gathered a large following in South Africa, where he has been a regular visitor since 2005.

He is in South Africa on a whirlwind tour and the director of the South African India Archives (Saia), Anil Maharaj, has persuaded him to perform in Pietermaritzburg.

Pundit Maharaj will be in the city on Thursday to present an evening of devotional songs and discourses at the Truro Centre in Northdale, from 6.30 pm.

The archives director said Maharaj was popular because his devotional songs were not just melodic, but also inspiring.

He also showed how Hinduism had relevance to modern society and can be applied to daily living.

A special reception committee was formed to bring the pundit to South Africa. He is accompanied by his wife, Naveeta, a famous singer in her own right, and renowned Canadian-based drummer Dhanesh Bepia. For more information, call Saia at 033 387 7431 or 084 333 3301.

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