Arthafest, the first annual Holi Festival celebration and ‘Throwing of Color,’ presented by Artha Wellness Sanctuary was held in Burbank at DeBell Gardens on March 19th, 2022, in honor of the traditional Indian holiday, HOLI, in partnership with DAH! yogurt, and presented by El Cristiano tequila, Sunny vodka, Essentia water and Chiki Chiki Boom Boom.
Guests such as notable Indian actresses Preity Zinta and Chandrika Ravi, influencer Madi B Webb, Vanderpump Rules‘ Star Raquel Leviss, actor Jason Blair, music artist Diamond White, Aitiana, Latin Artist Alexia and more, along with 350 guests including Artha members, influencers, wellness enthusiasts and friends of Artha, celebrated HOLI. HOLI celebrates the arrival of Spring, the end of Winter, the blossoming of Love. In the true spirit of HOLI, it was an all day festival filled with music, dancing, a gathering of friends, delicious food and endless throwing of colors, as well as the traditional tea ceremony and an afternoon sound bath led by Artha Meditation Experts. Guests were treated to celebratory HOLI dance numbers by an incredible Indian Dance Troupe and Dhol drummer, and DJ music keeping the crowd festive all day and night with soulful deep beats by DJ Kitten plus sets by Vika Shevi, Casey Kiss, Oliver Marshak, and Visual Giant. The festival was hosted by Artha Founders Priyanka and Karan Khanna, and El Cristiano Tequila Founders, Karan Khanna and Nitin Khanna.
Food such as delicious Tandoori BBQ by Bollywood Bites, freshly grilled street tacos, brick oven pizza, and the India-inspired and India-style owned slow-cultured award winning yogurt brand DAH! (Da-hee) served attendees their signature award-winning Alphonso Mango Lassi smoothies adorned with edible colorful flowers, Lassi yogurt parfaits topped with colorful berries, plant-based almond yogurt cups, and celebratory HOLI rainbow cakes topped in Alphonso Mango Lassi and berries. Co-Founder Ajeet Burns also attended the festival and DAH! Ambassadors passed around Lassi smoothie shots during the event.(www.dahlicious.com)
Arthfest Holi Festival attendees also enjoyed cocktails featuring new ultra premium tequila brand El Cristiano, which is created from the finest blue aged agave from Jalisco, Mexico (www.El-Christiano.com), along with Sunny Vodka, a corn-sourced, gluten-free and 6x distilled vodka, and hydrated with supercharged, ionized alkaline water Essentia water, overachieving H2O, and Chiki Chiki Boom Boom organic plant-based punch, flavored beverages.
ARTHA is a by invitation, members wellness sanctuary founded by Priyanka Khanna and chief yoga instructor Aree Khodai, offering comprehensive holistic rejuvenation and healing therapies to renew your mind, body and soul. Signature offerings include Yoga and Meditation classes, Massage, Float tank therapy, Cryotherapy, Cryo facials, Endermologie, T-Shock therapy, Infrared Sauna, and more. Their flagship West Hollywood location is located on Sunset Blvd. and their newest Studio City location will open later this summer. www.artha.la