01 – 28 March 2019 / 2020 (28 days)
“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.
The 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. On Har-Ki-Paidi, near Ganges in Haridwar, there is a temple that has the foot-prints of Lord Vishnu himself.
Holi 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.
Ved Vyasa and Hanuman are 2 of the 7 Chiranjiv, the immortal beings.
- Sanskrit / Hindi
- Visual art
- Performance art
- New media
- Art of Life
- Visiting Ganges ghats,temples, ashrams
- Pilgrim interactions
- Local collaborations
- Print media coverage
- Local music instruments
- Conditional access to a Braille printing press
- Arts mentoring
- Drawing / writing / performing projects
- En-suite room
- Shared studio
- Options at other cluster-locations
- 3 meals, 2 herbal tea + snacks
- Sachet tea/ 24hrs
- Daily small basket of fresh flowers
- Towels, bedding
- Ayurveda doctor visit after every 4th day
- Twice daily
- Once a day
Mentoring and supporting progress of each artist´s project (s)
- Once in 4 days
Visit by senior Ayurveda doctor
- Once a week
One day long artist specific guided field excursion
Half day long artist specific guided field excursion
- Need specific
IMPORTANT DATES – March
- 21 Equinox, International Colour Day
- 19 Reverence of Water
- 21 UN World Poetry Day
- 22 UN World Water Day
- 27 World Theatre Day
Some other observances
- 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
Hindu festivals follow a luni-solar calendar. Hence the dates shift every year.
Largely, all opportunities, irrespective of themes, exist across the 12 months. One can join for any 28 continuous days, cutting across months. Stays for a duration longer or shorter than 28 days are possible.
365 Arya Nagar Jwalapur
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