The 619-member strong Indian contingent, which had Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra as the flag-bearer, drew the loudest cheers as it walked into the jam-packed stadium in the presence of a host of dignitaries, International Olympic Committee and CGF officials.
The Pakistani contingent drew a heavy round of applause from the crowd, notwithstanding the irritants in the bilateral ties.
816 performers together performed a choreography that formed the shape of a sun doing the Suryanmaskar - a series of Yoga postures done in salutation to the sun. Performers on the center stage also displayed some of the most complicated asanas.
The performers then dramatically changed the choreography and began to spiral, representing the kundalini - the coiled energy, an instinctive force that lies at the base of the spine.
Then there was the Great Indian Journey, where a train made a grand arrival as the Cheraw dancers from Mizoram did the Bamboo dance to give the Rhythm for the train.
In Image: Britain's Prince of Wales, Prince Charles (R) walks with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall ahead of the opening ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games at The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on October 3, 2010. Coverage: Commonwealth Games 2010