Shiva’s Tesseract: Writing De-myth.

01 – 28 February 2019 / 2020 (28 days)

“A huge inertness is the world’s defence,
Even in change is treasured changelessness;
Into inertia revolution sinks,
In a new dress the old resumes its role;
The Energy acts, the stable is its seal:
On Shiva’s breast is stayed the enormous dance.”

February GeneralCooper and Murph’s dialogues, and indeed several other conceptual underpinnings of features Matrix, Terminator, Star Wars etc. resonate several millennia old Vedas and Puranas wherein Lord Shiva says that he is his own grandfather. Of all the deities / prophets of any faith, it is only Lord Shiva whose birth day is not known and celebrated.

Vedas, dating back to 1700 BC, are the oldest scriptures of Hindu and dharmic faiths. It took three-and-half-thousand years to have translations done in Latin, German, French and English. Swami Dayanand Saraswati, 50 years after these Western ones, first translated into Hindi, the commonest language in India, making it the first in any Indian language. A follower of his established the cluster a century ago of which AZIMVTH Ashram is a part.

first marriage

Shiva-ratri, the no-moon night this month is observed as the biggest festival. It is also the Saint Valentine Day. Humanity’s first wedding is said to have happened at the place now known as Daksh Temple in Haridwar.


  • Sanskrit / Hindi
  • Calligraphy
  • Photography
  • Visual art
  • Documentary
  • Spirituality
  • Performance art
  • New media
  • Linguistics
  • Painting
  • Music
  • Writing
  • Education
  • Yoga
  • Everybody
  • Art of Life


  • Visiting Ganges ghats,temples, ashrams
  • Pilgrim interactions
  • Local collaborations
  • Exhibit
  • Print media coverage
  • Local music instruments
  • Conditional access to a Braille printing press
  • Arts mentoring
  • Life coaching
  • Drawing / writing / performing projects


  • En-suite room
  • Shared studio
  • Twice daily Yoga teaching
  • Om & mantra chanting initiation
  • Daily lecture & discussion
  • Options at other cluster-locations
  • 3 meals, 2 herbal tea + snacks
  • Sachet tea/ 24hrs
  • Daily small basket of fresh flowers
  • Towels, bedding
  • Laundry
  • Ayurveda doctor visit after every 3rd day

01 World Interfaith Harmony Week
06 New Zealand Waitangi Day
10 Dayanand Saraswati B’Day
11 Japan Nat’nl Foundation Day
13 World Radio Day
14 Maha Shiva Ratri
Saint Valentine Day
21 Internat’nl Mother Language
22 Thinking Day

Grants of USD 500 / person liberally available.
28 days USD 1450
14 days USD 900
07 days USD 500

365 Arya Nagar Jwalapur
Haridwar 249407
Uttarakhand India

To download a one paged pdf of the February programme, please click here February General