Thursday, July 19th, 2012 2:21 pm
Gracy Singh, Kailash Kher at Murari Bapu press Meet
It is the place where Lord Srikrishna is said to have lifted the Gowardhan parbat. Now, the historic Nathdwara wears a festive look with Srinathji temple festival bringing over a lakh devotees to the place this year for the nine-day fest.
With Morari Bapu’s Ramkatha attracting devotees in hordes, the festival, hosted by devotee Madan Paliwal also sees performers of the likes of Kailash Kher, Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kavita Seth, KK, Sunali and Roopkumar Rathod, Prince and Group, sand-sculptor Baljinder and an Indo-Pak mushaira with poets of the likes of Javed Akhtar and a horde of other performers thronging the place for the fest that will see the entertainers of Bollywood embrace spiritualism with wholeheartedness.
In fact to meet with the requirement of prasad for the lakh devotees every mealtime, food is cooked in huge proportions, transported into vessels that just about fit into trucks, rice is shifted in shovels, and fire engine water tankers used to wash utensils to get them ready for the next set of devotees.
In a simple function to announce the festival, actors Gracy Singh, Kailash Kher, sufi singers Kavita Seth and Mudasir Ali, Makarand Deshpande, Sonal Deshpande, sand-sculptor Baljinder got together with host Madan Paliwal at the Shankh Hall of Iskcon, Juhu to announce the fest.
Kailash Kher, Kavita Seth and Mudasir Ali regaled people with their songs while Gracy Singh and Makarand Deshpande lent their support to the pious cause. Said Madan Paliwal, “this is my humble tribute to my guru Morari Bapu.”