Celebrating India’s culture


Anna Bolton | Greene County News Chefs serve up some authentic food at Grand Mela: A Festival of India Aug. 18 outside the Hindu Temple of Dayton in Beavercreek.

Anna Bolton | Greene County News Chefs serve up some authentic food at Grand Mela: A Festival of India Aug. 18 outside the Hindu Temple of Dayton in Beavercreek.


A woman concentrates on drawing a Henna tattoo for a festival attendee.


Festival-goers of all ages enjoyed food, shopping, games, dancing, Bollywood music and more at the fifth annual festival in Beavercreek.


Festival-goers of all ages enjoyed food, shopping, games, dancing, Bollywood music and more at the fifth annual festival in Beavercreek.


Festival-goers of all ages enjoyed food, shopping, games, dancing, Bollywood music and more at the fifth annual festival in Beavercreek.


Beavercreek Mayor Bob Stone proclaims Aug. 18 as Mela Day.


Anna Bolton | Greene County News

Chefs serve up some authentic food at Grand Mela: A Festival of India Aug. 18 outside the Hindu Temple of Dayton in Beavercreek.

A woman concentrates on drawing a Henna tattoo for a festival attendee.

Festival-goers of all ages enjoyed food, shopping, games, dancing, Bollywood music and more at the fifth annual festival in Beavercreek.

Festival-goers of all ages enjoyed food, shopping, games, dancing, Bollywood music and more at the fifth annual festival in Beavercreek.

Festival-goers of all ages enjoyed food, shopping, games, dancing, Bollywood music and more at the fifth annual festival in Beavercreek.

Beavercreek Mayor Bob Stone proclaims Aug. 18 as Mela Day.

Anna Bolton | Greene County News Chefs serve up some authentic food at Grand Mela: A Festival of India Aug. 18 outside the Hindu Temple of Dayton in Beavercreek.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/08/web1_Chefs.jpgAnna Bolton | Greene County News Chefs serve up some authentic food at Grand Mela: A Festival of India Aug. 18 outside the Hindu Temple of Dayton in Beavercreek.

A woman concentrates on drawing a Henna tattoo for a festival attendee.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/08/web1_Henna.jpgA woman concentrates on drawing a Henna tattoo for a festival attendee.

Festival-goers of all ages enjoyed food, shopping, games, dancing, Bollywood music and more at the fifth annual festival in Beavercreek.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/08/web1_GirlEarrings.jpgFestival-goers of all ages enjoyed food, shopping, games, dancing, Bollywood music and more at the fifth annual festival in Beavercreek.

Festival-goers of all ages enjoyed food, shopping, games, dancing, Bollywood music and more at the fifth annual festival in Beavercreek.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/08/web1_Frame.jpgFestival-goers of all ages enjoyed food, shopping, games, dancing, Bollywood music and more at the fifth annual festival in Beavercreek.

Festival-goers of all ages enjoyed food, shopping, games, dancing, Bollywood music and more at the fifth annual festival in Beavercreek.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/08/web1_BeanBag.jpgFestival-goers of all ages enjoyed food, shopping, games, dancing, Bollywood music and more at the fifth annual festival in Beavercreek.

Beavercreek Mayor Bob Stone proclaims Aug. 18 as Mela Day.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/08/web1_Mayor.jpgBeavercreek Mayor Bob Stone proclaims Aug. 18 as Mela Day.