Ramayana Kalpavrksam: Hyderabad set to host an immersive multi-art festival inspired by Sri Rama’s story

Hyderabad: Sri Rama’s story and the Ramayana continue to inspire people across generations, transcending space and time. A multi-art festival, Ramayana Kalpavrksam, is set to take place from March 31st to April 2nd, 2023, at the CCRT Campus in Madhapur, Hyderabad. The three-day immersive festival is designed to appeal to all age groups and features an array of scintillating performances, workshops on rare arts, thought-provoking talks, and other special events.

Renowned dancer and Padma Shri awardee, Dr Ananda Shankar Jayant, festival curator of Ramayana Kalpavrksam, says that her engagement with Rama and the Ramayana began with learning the Sloka from her mother, which later continued into dance productions and performances at the Ramayana Festival in Angkor Vat, Cambodia. Shankarananda Kalakshetra & Natyarambha are delighted to bring to Hyderabad an immersive, three-day multi-art festival, Ramayana Kalpavrksam, featuring a galaxy of renowned artists from across the country.

The festival includes a two-day conference curated by dance scholar Dr Anupama Kylash on various facets of the Ramayana, with talks by scholars such as Dr Sudha Seshayyan, Dr Gauri Mahulikar, Dr Nagaraj Paturi, Ramaa Bharadvaj, Ami Ganatra, Vinay Varanasi, Surajit Dasgupta, and Hemant Pandey. Special features include a traditional recitation and singing of Sundara Kandam of Tulasi Ramayan, a walk with Rama, Pancharatna Kritis, unique workshops, and an artisans corner.

The morning events are free, while there is a nominal registration fee for evening events and workshops. Ramayana Kalpavrksam promises to be a living story that continues to bring us closer to understanding our own human nature and aspiring to Godhood, becoming the Kalpavrksam – The life-giving tree – that bestows us with continued blessings and insights, a glorious heritage that informs the very collective conscious of not just India but Asia too!

Registrations at www.ramayanakalpavrksam.com

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