Dr. T.D. Singh (His Holiness Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami), a disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, has successfully introduced the Manipuri (Northeast India) Bhagavata Culture in more than 600 performances at over 300 venues in over 15 countries, with audiences totaling more than one million. He encouraged the local people of Bali to do the same thing with the Balinese traditional arts and culture. The Balinese arts and culture consist of a diverse spectrum rooted in many different philosophies inherited from time immemorial. Bali Ranganiketan was founded in 2003 in order to introduce the Balinese style of Bhagavata culture to the world.