The first lectures of Yoga by Shiva, the first sermon by Buddha, and birth of Ved Vyasa - same day but thousands of years apart.
Application process and form for artist residency at 365 Haridwar / AZIMVTH Ashram explained.
“It is at this point of emergence from the hills that persons journeying from a great distance are anxious to fill their jars with water, that their homes may be hallowed by a portion of the sacred element. Rich and pious Hindoos, who inhabit the provinces remote from this spot, spend large sums of money … Continue reading The Art in Kanwar – 1858 and 2017, Stanford University
01 – 28 December 2018 / 2019 / 2020 “In ceaseless motion round the purple rim Day after day sped by like coloured spokes, And through a glamour of shifting hues of air The seasons drew in linked significant dance The symbol pageant of the changing year.” Banks of Ganges, Foothills of Himalayas, Haridwar, India … Continue reading Decemberists!: Margharita, With A Straw
01 – 28 November 2018 / 2019 / 2020 “Half-risen then she sent her gaze around, As if to recover old sweet trivial threads, Old happy thoughts, small treasured memories, And weave them into one immortal day.” Banks of Ganges, Foothills of Himalayas, Haridwar, India Saint Namdev (1270 AD) made devotional compositions on Lord Vishnu. … Continue reading Wahe Movember!: Scribe’s Block Impressions
Take me from False to Truth, Dark to Light, and Mortality to Salvation.
01 – 28 September 2018 / 2019 / 2020 “Armoured, protected by their lethal masks, As in a studio of creative Death The giant sons of Darkness sit and plan The drama of the earth, their tragic stage.” Banks of Ganges, Foothills of Himalayas, Haridwar, India Shraadh is the annual fortnight during which ceremonies are … Continue reading Death Enables Birth : The Drama of Earth
01 – 28 August 2018 / 2019 / 2020 “The world is a spiritual paradox Invented by a need in the Unseen, A poor translation to the creature’s sense Of That which for ever exceeds idea and speech, A symbol of what can never be symbolised, A language mispronounced, misspelt, yet true.” Banks of Ganges, … Continue reading Sanskrit & Babylon: Inspirations from languages, art, culture
01 – 28 July 2018 / 2019 / 2020 “He made great dreams a mould for coming things And cast his deeds like bronze to front the years. His walk through Time outstripped the human stride. Lonely his days and splendid like the sun’s”. Banks of Ganges, Foothills of Himalayas, Haridwar, India 10 million+ participate … Continue reading A River on Shoulders: Kanwar Pilgrimage