A platform to nurture cultural heritage

A platform to nurture cultural heritage

Gudiya sambhrama

Gudiya Sambhrama, the ‘Bengaluru Temple Festival’ can be described as a true reflection of Indian culture, which is based on the divinity of all creations. The festival, which is on till March 11, revolves around sacred trees and plants.

As many as 250 artistes of repute from all over the country are converging in these ancient temples to present dance, music, theatre, puppetry, harikatha and innovative rangoli.

During the festival, fabulous legends of trees are being related and their ecological importance are being stressed upon. New trees are being planted and old ones are being venerated.
The temple is a creation of an open culture that recognises and understands the diversity of people’s approach to the Supreme. The temple of the Vedic times was the yaaga shala, the elements and nature. As time passed, it added the temple of today.

Indian culture recognises that one is a part of all creations — plants, animals, the elements and the entire Universe. The philosophy of the rishis was born of deep meditation and research and is not a superstitious primitive theology.

The forests were their laboratory of learning and mother nature was their teacher. Some of the events that are being held during the festival are bharatanatyam, mohiniyattam, manipuri, odissi, yakshgana, kuchipudi, Carnatic and Hindustani vocal recitals, vrikshkatha, nataka and sattariya.
The festival is being organised by Heritage, a not-for-profit trust, that has been actively involved since 1994 in the promotion, preservation and dissemination of India’s heritage and culture. Their vision is to inspire a community that will nurture this heritage, imbibing the wisdom and values of a great culture. For details, log on to www.gudiyas­ambhrama.org or call 9731207477.

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