Balaji Temple Skits Give Life Lessons

Children performed four of the five scenes in the play.

Life lessons told through a series of skits were presented May 5 at the Srivari Sri Balaji Temple on Elizabeth Avenue.

The five skits – four performed by children and the finale by adults – were based on stories taken from the Mahabaratham, one of the two religious books followed by the Hindu sect, said Vijay Poondi, the temple chairman.

The presentation, delivered entirely in Tamil, included two dance segments.

Poondi said the play was a way of teaching children born in this country the culture of the southern India region from which their parents immigrated.

“Most of the kids who were acting today were born here in this country, they can’t even speak our language,” Poondi said. “But we train them to speak our language to sustain our culture.”

The stories talked about “how to live in peace, how to respect the elders, how to respect the god,” he said.

Here are some scenes from the play:

2019 Balaji Play


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