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Celebrations at Nandgam Haveli Illuminate Austin with the Colors of Holi


Austin, March 23rd - Nandgam Haveli, nestled in the heart of Austin, recently radiated with the vibrant hues of Holi, the Festival of Colors. Formerly located in Round Rock, the Haveli has found its new home on Neenah Avenue, embodying its commitment to fostering a space for humanitarian, educational, cultural, social, and spiritual activities within the Austin community.

As part of its mission, Nandgam Haveli opens its doors for Darshan every Saturday and Sunday evening, inviting individuals to connect with their spirituality. However, it's not just a place for quiet reflection; it's also a hub for social and cultural gatherings that bring community members together. The recent Holi celebration succeeded in drawing a diverse crowd eager to partake in the festivities.

The atmosphere at the Haveli was charged with excitement as the lively beats of Bollywood music filled the air, prompting attendees to sway and dance with infectious energy. From classic tunes to contemporary hits, the dance floor pulsated with rhythm and joy, uniting people of all ages in a jubilant celebration.

Families converged at the event, embracing the essence of togetherness as they joyfully splattered each other with powdered colors. Amidst peals of laughter and radiant smiles, both young and old reveled in the moment, transforming the surroundings into a kaleidoscope of happiness.

Whether participants were dodging rainbow-hued projectiles or gleefully embracing them, each instant became a cherished memory. From the shared laughter to the genuine camaraderie, every moment epitomized the spirit of Holi and left an indelible mark on the hearts of those present. Attendees from diverse corners of Austin gathered, finding that celebrating alongside friends and family evoked cherished memories of childhood. "The nostalgia truly heightened the Holi festivities, complementing the sense of community spirit and the joy of sharing colors, music, and dance with loved ones, regardless of cultural origins," expressed Tanya Gehani from Brushy Creek. Tanya, whose family traveled from Boston to join the celebration, emphasized how the event provided a delightful opportunity for them to rejoice together.



The success of the Holi celebration showcased the warmth and inclusivity fostered by Nandgam Haveli. Beyond hosting cultural events like Holi, the Haveli also serves as a platform for artistic expression, offering regular art and dance classes for children to hone their talents and showcase their skills.

Mr. Tapan Shah, a distinguished board member, expressed, "This marks the inaugural celebration of Rangotsav at our new location, and it was truly exhilarating to witness our vibrant culture and community converging in such a kaleidoscopic spectacle. Our sponsors and volunteers deserve immense appreciation for their exceptional support. The cherry on top was undoubtedly the enchanting dance performances by our little ones, which filled our hearts with warmth and joy."

At the heart of Nandgam Haveli's endeavors are its spiritual benefactors, Shashtapeethadishwar Param Pujya Goswami 108 Shree Dwarkeshlalji Maharajshree and Jagat Guru Shrimad Vallabhacharya Mahaprahuji. Guided by their vision, along with the dedication of founders Rashmikant Shah and Tejas Patwa, as well as associated trustees and board members, the Haveli continues to thrive as a nurturing community space.

The recent Holi celebration at Nandgam Haveli not only showcased the cultural richness of Austin but also underscored the power of unity, joy, and togetherness in fostering a sense of belonging within the community. As colors fade and memories linger, the spirit of Holi continues to resonate, serving as a beacon of hope and happiness for all who were fortunate enough to partake in the festivities.

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