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Dharma and Yoga Fest @ Sacramento was a resounding success.  
More than 1200 people enjoyed the day in this carnival which had 5 parallel tracks on Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga & Blalagopala Kids Theme Park spreading the message of of Swami Vivekananda.
We thank all those who made this event a GRAND success.

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         On the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary, we are organizing the event ‘Dharma and Yoga Fest’ – Universal Peace through Dharma & Yoga.
The event will endeavor to create a sense of harmony, mutual respect, and spiritual oneness. The concept of the plurality of spiritual paths, originally stated in the Rig Veda and invoked by Swamiji in his Chicago Address  in September 1893 finds continuing relevance even today in our common pursuit of Universal Peace and Prosperity.  The event intends to celebrate the life and the message of Swami Vivekananda, who introduced Dharma and Yoga to the West which is practiced by more than 50 million people in America now.  He was born in 1863 and this year commemorates his 150th birth anniversary.
      The event will have programs for creating awareness about the concept of Dharma and the four paths of Yoga.  This will be a day-long event culminating with a grand cultural program including first of its kind live music concert by young, chanting, dancing kirtan singing group called KIRTANIYAS.
      The first step towards the noble goal of Universal Peace is to come together - in thoughts, words and in action. We invite you to join us in making this a grand celebration.
Date: Sunday October 20th, 2013 - 10AM  to 6PM
Place: La Sierra Community Center, 5325 Engle Road Carmichael, CA 95608.
Its a FREE ADMISSION, FREE FOOD event Open to ALL.  Sponsorship/donations welcome

DYF Organizing committee


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Yoga Fashion Show by AOL -
Kirtaniyas -
Omkar Bhajan -

If your organization wants to support this event, please contact us @

DHARMA and YOGA Fest Sacramento Supporting organizations

Adade Creations -
Art of Living  -
Brahma Kumaries Spiritual University -
California Telugu Samiti
Chinmaya Mission -
Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan -
Gayatri Privar -
Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh -
Hindu American Foundation -
ISHA Foundation -
Mata Amritanandamayi (AMMA) satsang group Sacramento -
Natural Path Meditation Group(Sahaj Marg )-
Sathya Sai and Shirdi Sai Group -
SEWA International -
Shiv Mandir Sacramento -
SKY Sacramento -
Sri Siddhi Vinayaka Temple -
Shree Laxmi Narayan Mandir -
Vedanta- Akhand Param Dharmm-
Vedanta Society of Sacramento -


DHARMA and YOGA Fest Sacramento Sponsors
To sponsor the Dharma & Yoga Fest, please contact us @ or call 916 218 9142


  • Alphagraphics, Rancho Cordova
  • Bhagat Puran Singh Health Initiative  (BPSHI)
  • Bikram Yoga, Granite Bay
  • Coldstone Creameries, Folsom
  • Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan
  • DJ Sneh Entertainment LLC
  • Expressway Travels, Folsom
  • Exotica Jeweler
  • EyeLevel Learning Center
  • Full Spectrum Services Inc.
  • INDIA MARKET, Roseville
  • ISHA Foundation
  • Louis Insurance Agency
  • Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy of Livermore
  • New York Life Insurance
  • Mylapore, Folsom
  • Peacock Restaurant
  • Prasad Tents
  • Ruchi India Cuisine
  • Swinsoft Inc
  • SKY Sacramento
  • Tillery Insurance Agency
  • FREE Medical checkup camp ( Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure and Overall body )
  • First time in Sacramento - Live Keertan Concert by Kirtaniyaskirtaniyas-notearoffs
  • Diorama Contest for kids, God’s parade by kids, for details call 916 541 7723
  • Kids Activities
    Theme park with Fun Games
    Quiz on Swami Vivekananda
    Krishna Pinata
    Face Painting
  • Movie on Swami Vivekananda
  • Speeches
  • Panel Discussions
  • Separate exclusive sessions for Youth & Women
  • Live Yoga Demonstrations
  • Bhajans/Kertans
  • Cultural Programs,
  • Bone Marrow Registration
  • Canned food collection drive for local food banks
  • Kids’ Activities from 10-30AM to 3-30PM
  • Diorama Contest for kids, parade of gods by kids, for details call Jayanthi @ 916 54 1 7723
  • Theme park with number of fun games
  • Yoga & Meditation for Kids
  • Quiz on Swami Vivekananda
  • Face Painting
  • Movie on Swami Vivekananda
  • Krishna Pinata

 What is a DIORAMA?
A Diorama is a mini-world, an entire landscape in a cardboard box. But you can make it in a box, on cardboard sheet, on wooden slab or on anything. Minimum size should be 3’x 3’.

You have to depict the scene chosen by using dolls, human and/or animal figures, trees or doll house furniture on a background. You can also print the pictures from Internet, stick them on a cardboard and cut it to shape and use in diorama. You can paint or draw your own background or use wallpaper, wrapping paper or anything else suitable for the scene.

Encourage kids to be present by their exhibit, explain their creativity and also the Epic Story behind the exhibit to the public.




Free Medical Camp from 1-00PM to 3-30PM.
Pre Register

Doctors can speak in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Kannada, Telugu.


  • Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure assessment by BPSHI team and Priti (Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy of Livermore)
  • Free Glucometers – For people with diabetes or pre diabetes while supplies last, courtesy of Priti, Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy of Livermore ( pre-register now)
  • Know your biological age of the body from Omron Full body composition sensing monitor.
  • Dental checkup, screening 


  1. Dr.Mamatha Gupta (Internal Medicine and Nephrology)
  2. Dr.Vineet Gupa (Family Practice)
  3. Dr.Rahul Gupta (Radiology)
  4. Dr.Rajinder Trewn (Internal Medicine)
  5. Dr. Amul Garg (Internal Medicine)
  6. Dr. Sowdhamini Gowda (MBBS)
  7. Dr. Sirisha Krishnamurthy( Dentist)

For more info, volunteering or sponsoring, Please call
Ashoka & Dr Mamatha Gupta ( 928 925 6960)  or email us


  1. Jnana Yoga - “Insightful knowledge Yoga” for intellectual upliftment

    Sri Divyadeep Wadhwa -  Degrees in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Economics and MBA, Divyadeep has been with Intel Corp for 13 years. Divyadeep has spent 10+ years in research on Veda, Vedanta and has met both Self-Realized masters and today’s eminent Scientists. 3 books are in the works
    Sri Easan Katir  - A Registered Investment Adviser with more than 30 years of experience, manages wealth for families, individuals and retirement plans, author of many books, taught Hindu dharma for 10 years @ Pennsylvania.
    Dr Purna Prasad - Director - Clinical Technology & Biomedical Engineering, Information Technology/ Information Services, Stanford University Medical Center, Standford, CA.
    Sushri Kanchan Bharti - Shishye of Shree Ashutosh Naharaj-ji, is an alumnus of IIT Delhi & UC San Diego. Highly energetic speaker with amazing knowledge of scriptures like Veads, Bhagawad Gita and more.
    Dr Saquib Najmus -

  2. Raja Yoga - “Postural Yoga including Pranayama (breathing technique)"
    Bhavani Girard -
    Deepak Gilra -
    Nikhil Chandekar -
    Radjendirane Codandaramane-
    Sriram Raghavendran-

  3. Bhakti Yoga - “Devotional Music of Chanting Yoga”
    Participating organizations
    LN Mandir
  4. Karma Yoga - “Good Deeds Yoga” or seva
    Bone Marrow Drive - Venu Acharya
    Canned food collection drive - Pravesh Dangwal
          •    Dry grains & beans                                    •    Soups*
          •    Whole wheat pasta                                    •    Snack Bars
          •    Canned Fruits                                              •    Fruit cups
          •    Vegetables, beans*                                   •    Peanut butter
          •    Canned meat, tuna, chicken*                •    Jellies/Jams
          •    Low-sugar /high fiber cereals               •    Nuts
                                         * Low sodium and pop-tops

    Free Medical Checkup Camp - Ashoka Keshavamurthy & Dr Mamatha Gupta
    Food - Randeep Deol

  5. Balagopala Kids Carnival Park - Kids activities throughout the day
    Diorama & Parade of Gods - Jayanthi Sridhar
    Carnival & Fun Games - Tarachand & Laxmi Rao
    Yoga for Kids -  Kanchana Tatipigari
  1. Yoga Fashion Show by Art of Living Foundation
  2. Sounds of ISHA by ISHA Foundation
  3. Skit by DJJS
  4. Musical Ballet by DJJS
  5. Bharatanatyam
  6. Live Kirtan Concert by KIRTANIYAS
  7. Chief Guest
          -- Sri Arun Kankani - Executive Vice President, Sewa International USA
         --  Swami Prapannananda-ji - Vedanta Society, Sacramento