Puranava is an annual cultural competition conducted by Global Organization for Divinity in different parts of the world. In India it is conducted as an annual inter-school Heritage Quiz Contest in Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Tuticorin and many other cities.

In November 2017, Puranava USA was first held in Dallas, TX as an open cultural quiz contest.

In April 2018, Puranava came to Houston where it grew to be an Indian Culture Festival with exhibits, performances and a number of culture-based youth competitions including a Heritage Quiz, Art and Story-telling.

Now, in March 2019, we present the second edition of PURANAVA in Houston with more Youth Cultural Competitions, and an India Culture Fest with a Chariot Parade.

Event Date: March 23, 2019

Venue: Pearland Town Center Pavilion.

Youth Competitions: Time: 9 am to 4 pm.

Contests in Art, Chess, Indian classical dance, Indian devotional classical music, and a unique Heritage Vocabulary Bee. Open to participants of all ages from all cultural backgrounds.

For more information and registration guidelines about each of these competitions visit the Competition Registration page.

India Culture Fest & Chariot Parade

Time: 4 – 8 pm. Free Event

Indian regional exhibits depicting the unique cultures of various Indian states, cultural arts performances, Indian food booths, a bazaar featuring saris and exotic clothes, jewelry, toys and more, kids activities including henna, face painting, etc.

A unique “Jagannatha” Chariot Festival where a traditional, beautiful hand-made chariot will be pulled around the Town Center Pavilion in a gesture of universal harmony, amid music, dance and street cultural arts performances. Children will also perform a song of Unity in 16 different world languages.

Organizers & Co-Hosts: The event is organized by Global Organization for Divinity, in collaboration with Love to Share Foundation America. The project is supported by a City of Pearland Cultural Arts Grant program from the City of Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The chariot parade is co-hosted by the Universal Shraddha Foundation. For specific questions, call 281-402-6585 or email houston.god@godivinity.org. To reserve a vendor or booth space, click here or call 804-980-8534.