On Sunday 8th May, ladies from the Kingsbury Mandir community gathered to attend the eagerly awaited Ladies Day 2022. Two years ago, these very same girls and ladies were preparing for ladies’ day 2020. Posters were ready , menu set, costumes ordered, dances prepared, but then lockdown struck. So this years event was certainly set to make up for the lost time.
Our beloved Acharya Swamishree Maharaj explained the importance of such gatherings. “The art of music is so powerful that it can lead to the purification of your mind and bring peace to it. Even ordinary music has the ability to evoke delight to all those who listen to it. But when that music and dance is embellished with devotion, its strength is amplified in a remarkable manner”.
The days performances showcased that you can never be too old to perform. Together, performers including school aged children, teenagers, middle age women and ladies nearly in their nineties came together for a glorious event.
Following a series of dances in a variety of styles, including classic raas, Bharatnatyam, chair yoga and performing arts, the ladies took part in samuh raas to please Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa.