Every year, in the fall, the Indian community of Colorado
Springs join together to put up a show with songs and dances highlighting
the rich cultural heritage of India. The performance features Indian
classical, folk and modern dances along with beautifully performed live
music covering many, many years of Indian history. These programs have been
highly praised for their professional presentations and traditionally, the
tickets are sold out well in advance. Please visit this website frequently
for updates on this year's show. If you would like to get involved in the
Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is the
most glamorous one. Homes are decorated with lighted lamps to create a
magical atmosphere of joy and festivity. Diwali celebrations in India are
similar to Christmas celebrations in the USA. In the north, Diwali is
celebrated for king Rama's return after his epic war with Ravana, the demon
king of Lanka. In the south, legend concerns the victory of good over evil.
Narakasura, the demon of hell, challenged Krishna for a battle. After a
fierce fight lasting two days, the demon was killed.