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 … Continue reading The Longest Poem by An Immortal: (& Colourful Equinox) by An Immortal Man
“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 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
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
365 Haridwar is the International Artist Residency programme at AZIMVTH Ashram. It is situated inside a locality called Arya Nagar. Arya Nagar is part of a cluster of adjoining and related yet independent entities promoted by the Arya Samaj movement. The first of these was Gurukul Kangri University founded in 1902. It is a part … Continue reading Reaching AZIMVTH, Haridwar
10 Jul - 07 Aug 2017. Over ten million pilgrims undertake Kanwar Yatra, an annual pilgrimage in the Indian month of Shravan. One full moon to the next.