World-famous Pundit Chunelall Narine to head SA Hindu Festival

2012-02-07 00:00

WORLD-FAMOUS bhajan singer Pundit Chunelall Narine will be headlining the Hindu Renaissance Festival in South Africa this month.

Narine, an internationally recognised and respected motivational speaker, author, Hindu missionary and United Nations Peace Award winner will be hosted in Pieter-maritzburg by the South African Hindu Dharma Sabha (Pietermaritzburg and Districts branch) tomorrow at 6.30 pm in the Truro Hall, corner of Bombay and Khan roads, Northdale.

Narine will be accompanied by musicians, including the internationally acclaimed dholak player, Babloe Shankar from Surinam, who will perform devotional songs in birha, chutney and nagara styles.

Narine, who at the age of 10 became the world’s youngest pundit to officiate at a massive Gita Yajna, has made 50 professional recordings of bhajans, kirtans and excerpts from the holy Ramayan and Shri Satyanarayan Vrath Katha. His DVDs, including, Gems of Devotion , and book, Bhakti Sangeet , have become best sellers around the world.

Wednesday’s programme will include devotional songs, short inspirational lectures and Ramayan recitals, all of which aims to fill people with positive energy, peace of mind and inner spiritual strength.

Admission is free and on a first-come, first-seated basis, so get there early. Inquiries: Bhairo Maharaj at 033 387 7076 or 082 562 5767, or Raveen Mohanlall at 033 396 1911.

Narine will also be visiting Shri Luxmi Narayan Temple Hall, Greenfern Road, Mobeni Heights, tonight at 6 pm; Shree Gopal Lal Hindu Temple, Temple Road, Temple Valley, Verulam, at 6.30 pm on Friday; Dundee Hindu Temple Hall, Browning Street, Dundee, at 3 pm on Saturday; and Sanathan Dharma Sabha Hall, Forbes Street, Ladysmith, at 9.30 am on Sunday.

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