For the 4th year in succession, Sri Vishwakarma Pooja Mahotsava was held on Friday the 18th Oct.2013, at Karnataka Social Club hall in Manama, organized by Shri Vishwakarma Seva Balaga, Bahrain.
The morning session started by Kalashaprathishta at 10 AM by none other than renowned astrologer, vastu expert and gemstone specialist Shri Ashok Purohith, flown in from Mumbai; ably assisted by Shri Ravindra Acharya from Saudi Arabia. Smt.& Shri Shridhar Achar presided as pooja couple for the day’s proceedings.
By lighting the mandaladeepam the ladies wing of Balaga recited Shri Vishwakarma stotra, Shri Kalikamba Stotra and Shri Lalithasahasranamaavali. Thereafter, devotional songs-bhajans programme kicked off by Shri KB Jagdish Achar and Shri Rajesh Kodethur with Shri Pradeep Karkala on tabla and Shri Binu Madhavan on harmonium; went on non-stop for couple of hours.
A flower decked special sanctum of Lord Vishwakarma, aesthetically decorated by Shri Ashok Purohith was a treat to watch during Mahapuja managalarathi and had taken the devotees to a divine world. After distribution of prasadam,sumptuous food annasantharpane-, sponsored by Smt. & Shri Shridhar Achar,served much to the satisfaction of all the devotees.
The afternoon session of entertainment began at 3.30 PM by prayer song presented by budding singer Kumari Divya Damodar. A prayer dance by upcoming dancer Kumari Sandhya Damodar stole the show. A hindi fusion dance by Kumari Sandhya, Kumari Divya Damodar and Master Sakshar justified their talent; the dance being choreographed by vidushi Smt.Aastika Sunil Shetty. The ladies wing consisting of Smt.Savitha Natesh, Smt.Reshma Sathish, Smt.Preethi Sharath, Smt.Mohini Sadashiv and Smt.Vani Manjunath presented Pooja Nritya, well received by the audience. The programme continued with individual performances of songs in Kannada and Hindi by upcoming talents of our Balaga viz. Shri Pradeep Karkala, Shri Satish Ullal, Shri Rajesh Kodethur, Kumari Divya Damodar and Smt.Vani Manjunath.
Hindi film dance “nanna re..nanna re” by Kumari Ananya Rajesh and Kumari Sakshi Sharath was appreciated by all. A tulu skit enacted by Shri Bhaskar Acharya, Shri Praveen Shetty and Smt.Chethana Hegde gave a laughing tonic to the lovely audience. Master Rohan Satish, Master Ronit Satish, Master Shreyas Sadashiv, Kumari Ananya Rajesh and Kumari Sakshi Sharath danced to the tune of hindi remix song. A hindi dance number was beautifully presented by Kumari Srinidhi and Kumari Shreya Sridhar who are on their visit to Bahrain. Master Aditya Harish’s foot tapping ‘lungi dance’ was really entertaining.
Shri Ashok Purohith in the presence of president Shri Damodar Mijar, distributed the prizes to the winners of Sports and Games-2013, held recently. The entire day’s programme was organized and presented by the founder president Shri KB Jagdish Achar; also thanked one and all who have supported this programme wholeheartedly.