India 25 January: Karnataka, Bangaluru

Peace Run India - Karnataka

Today was our second day in Bangaluru and final day in India. We first visited the Subramanian Academy of Performing Arts (SaPa). This global institute imparts high quality education in the areas of music (both Indian and Western), dance, and other performing arts.

It was established by noted violist, L. Subramaniam and his wife and leading playback singer, Kavita Krishnamurthy. Kavita was also celebrating her birthday.

They were also great friends Sri Chinmoy and were proud to support the visit of Peace Run torch in Bangaluru.

We also met their daughter Bindu who is also a singer and songwriter.

She gave us a personal tour of the Institute.

Devarupi found her music guru.

The Subramanium family offered us tranditional clothes made out of Indian silk.

This made our European girls eager to visit the clothes shop to buy some traditional Indian dresses and sarees.

They were mesmarized by the skill, complexity and simple hand operated machinery required to develop such a great peace of art.

A beautiful arrangements of silk threads.

and the final product

Time to grab some afternoon snack before heading towards our next destination, Sri RadhaKrishna temple.

Blessings of mother cow.

These Indian women were on the go..

We finally arrived at Sri RadhaKrishna temple. This temple is situated in Sanjay Nagar, Bangaluru.

This temple is known for its colorful exibition of Indian gods and goddesses

Sri Krishna and Radha in Colour.

Sri Krishna and Radha in greyscale.

Local priest blessing the troch.

We met this lady who is coming to the temple everyday and praying for peace.

Ashok was very eager to talk about Sri Chinmoy's various projects in establishing peace in the world.

The temple at night.

Today we concluded the Indian Peace Run. Fourteen days of experiencing the diverse culture of India and flavouring it with theme of Peace Run - 'Peace Begins with Me'. A team of few finally succeeded in spreading this message in India. We hope to come back to India every year to make some new friends, visit new places and hopefully do some running. Thank you India.