The Longest Poem by An Immortal: (& Colourful Equinox) by An Immortal Man

01 – 28 March 2019 / 2020 (28 days)

peter brook mahabharata poster“Poems in largeness cast like moving worlds
And metres surging with the ocean’s voice
Translated by grandeurs locked in Nature’s heart
But thrown now into a crowded glory of speech
The beauty and sublimity of her forms,
The passion of her moments and her moods
Lifting the human word nearer to the god’s.”

Mahabharata (Sanskrit: the great tale of the Bharata,) wriiten by Ved Vyasa in Haridwar in 9th century B.C. is the longest (1.8 million words) poem. It is roughly ten times the length of the Iliad and the Odyssey combined.

March GeneralThe teachings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (born 1486 C.E.) were brought to the West by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad (born 1896) who later founded ISKCON movement.

Birth Anniversaries of Matsya, the first and Lord Rama, the 7th avatar of Lord Vishnu (one of the Trinity) and Lord Hanuman fall in March 2018. On Har-Ki-Paidi, near Ganges in Haridwar, there is a temple that has the foot-prints of Lord Vishnu himself.

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240px-Logo_of_the_International_Colour_DayHoli is the festival of colours. International Colour Day is also celebrated in March, on Equinox when the duration of day (white) is the same as that of night (black).

Water, the elixir of life is worshiped on the Cheti Chand festival.

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Ved Vyasa and Hanuman are 2 of the 7 Chiranjiv, the immortal beings.


  • 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

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (01), Fish Avataar (20), Lord Rama (25), Lord Hanuman (31)
02 Holi, Festival of Colours
21 Equinox, Int’nl Colour Day
19 Reverence of Water
22 UN World Water Day
21 UN World Poetry Day
27 World Theatre Day

Some other observancesdr seuss Horton_the_Elephant
02  Dr. Seuss Day
03  World Wildlife Day
08  UN International Women’s Day
17  World Sleep Day
Day of St. Patrick, Ireland
20  UN International Day of Happiness
UN French Language Day (French)
21  UN International Day of Forests
25  EU Talent Day
31  World Backup 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

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