The highly anticipated theatrical release of Awake: The Life of Yogananda in India took place on June 17, 2016, coinciding with the UN sponsored Second Annual International Day of Yoga. The award-winning documentary on the life of “the father of Yoga in the West” was screened in twelve cities throughout India, including Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Ranchi, Thane, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. Additional cities Bhopal, Coimbatore, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Andheri (Mumbai), Mysore, Nagpur, Rajkot are being added in this week. Please visit the Awake website for updates on the screenings in India and elsewhere throughout the world.
As part of the celebration of the International Day of Yoga, a number of Indian embassies around the world also hosted special screenings of Awake. Embassies in Washington, D.C.; Caracas, Venezuela; London, U.K.; and Lima, Peru honoured Paramahansa Yogananda’s pioneering efforts to introduce people of all faiths and traditions to the ancient wisdom of Yoga and its life-transforming methods of meditation.