Chanting of Mantras, invocation of sacred shlokas and hymns, singing of prayers can also be considered as a kind of divine performing arts. Pouring devotion into these makes them performance arts as well. (Image credit: Both by Napatt Piyawongwatthana. The featured image at the top of the page shows Ganga Arati in progress, after the … Continue reading Performing & Performance: Universal.
01 – 28 June 2019 / 20 "As when the mantra sinks in Yoga’s ear, Its message enters stirring the blind brain And keeps in the dim ignorant cells its sound; The hearer understands a form of words And, musing on the index thought it holds, He strives to read it with the labouring mind, … Continue reading Artistic Yoga = Yogic Arts: Esoteric Explorations by Yoginis & Yogis
"The Infants of the monarchy of the worlds, The heroic leaders of a coming time, King-children nurtured in that spacious air Like lions gambolling in sky and sun Received half-consciously their godlike stamp: Formed in the type of the high thoughts they sang They learned the wide magniﬁcence of mood That makes us comrades of … Continue reading Artists with Children
01 - 28 May 2019 / 20 And Narad slowly answered to the queen: “What help is in prevision to the driven? Safe doors cry opening near, the doomed pass on. A future knowledge is an added pain, A torturing burden and a fruitless light On the enormous scene that Fate has built.” Banks of … Continue reading Messages and Songs: The Nobel-pious Flowing Offerings
01 – 28 April 2019 / 2020 (28 days) "Where life is only a labour and a hope, A child of Matter and by Matter fed, A ﬁre ﬂaming low in Nature’s grate, A wave that breaks upon a shore in Time, A journey’s toilsome trudge with death for goal? The Avatars have lived and … Continue reading Buddha Jumps Over the River: Kalki in 3378 A.D.
The 12 Physical Residencies programmes are located at the premises of AZIMVTH Ashram in Haridwar, India. Selected participants travel from any part of the world to Haridwar and reside at AZIMVTH Ashram at Haridwar in India. There are 12 standard residency programmes from January to December. Across the year, various ancient Indian celebrations and observances … Continue reading Physical Residencies: 12 from Jan to Dec
"Alive and clad with trees and herbs and flowers Earth’s great brown body smiled towards the skies, Azure replied to azure in the sea’s laugh; New sentient creatures filled the unseen depths, Life’s glory and swiftness ran in the beauty of beasts, Man dared and thought and met with his soul the world." E-residency: The … Continue reading Celestial Forest: Astrology, Ayurveda, and Art
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.” Cooper and Murph’s dialogues, … Continue reading Shiva’s Tesseract: Writing De-myth.
Cotton weaving The handloom industry using the hand spun threads is still available in Haridwar. Typically, families with low incomes have one equipment. Ladies of the family work upon these for couple of hours a day, whenever they have spare time. Some recent pictures are given below. A finished cotton product called Dutahi (two layered) … Continue reading Weaving of cotton and wool
Various village industries still thrive in Haridwar. One such industry is spinning of raw cotton to make threads using Mahatma Gandhi's Charkha, the spinning-wheel. Cotton spinning Mira behn (born in 1892 as Madeleine Slade) was the daughter of a British commander of naval forces. She was a piano-artist. when she met Romain Rolland, he asked … Continue reading Spinning of cotton and wool