Stage is set for the sparkling dance of the darkest night

Infinite is the rhythmic beat in timeless vibration appearing as a finite measure with syllables as ‘Aum’. As the unheard manifests into the heard spheres, these syllables expand into words, sentences and languages. This bursting forth of conscious energy consisting of sound and light is the dance of Shiva captured in the image of Nataraja.… Read More

The imperishable Nine

The Indian tradition always follows the lunar calendar connoting that the moon is associated with feminine energy. Chandi, the feminine and Chandra, the masculine together form the fertile cycle accentuated by the full moon, Poornima. The Sun is the Prakash or the light, which is witnessing the effulgence of Vimarsha, the reflector.… Read More

The cultural fabric of India

Educate a woman and thereby educate a nation is a popular saying. Bhaarata , our nation is known to have been led by several women who had deep-rooted knowledge of many subjects and could openly debate with men… Read More

Rasa: A Tāntric Journey

The human body is certainly one piece of classic engineering designed to enable positive physical, emotional and above all spiritual enhancement. It is well upon the individual to understand,utilize and then usher in great sense of fulfillment.… Read More

Nritta – The journey into Shanta rasa

All dancers have to look deep and answer what nritta means to them, causes in them and the spectators. The avid sishya in me was introspecting. ‘Laya’, taken from ‘Pralaya’ is dissolution, absorption and concentration. Shuddha Nritta is pure, it’s Tala – Laya, the dance of Shakti and Shiva, Bindu and Nada. … Read More

Music And Emergence Of Creative Spirit

All things artistic are sacred including what are perceived as grotesque and bizarre. The harmony in the orbital movement of heavenly bodies and spheres, the sun’s rays, the varying seasons are all a play of dance and Music — all integral, interdisciplinary marvels. The cyclic movement of time as manifested in the twelve zodiac signs is a common symbol in painting and dance.… Read More

Advaita And Science

Advaita, the non-dual monistic philosophy propounded by Adi Shankara, may very well be a place where the scientific world intersects with that of the spiritual. Followers point to the relationships between mass, frequency, wave and energy that 20th century physics has established and the advaitic ‘Unity of the Universe’ as common ground. … Read More