Monday, February 23, 2015

Nritya Milinda -Sesson 1.

Dear friends and Art lovers Rathnakala Padma Kuteera Trust and Natyakala Nivas presents 'Nrutya Milinda'  session 1, a celebration of the  spontaneous classical  art forms of India, dated on 7th March 2015, at Hasanamba Kalakshetra, Hassan. The show is inaugurated with a duet Bharatanatyam by Sri Unnath jain and Rajini Ramaswamy followed with Guruvandana to Guru Vidhushi Ambale Rajeshwari, principal, Bharathiya sangeeta Nrutyakala Shale, Hassan.

      Nrutya Milinda takes this opportunity to felicitate Dr. Sheela sridhar, Asst professor, Dance department, Mysore university and  to Sri Makeup Hanumanth for their remarkable commitment and dedication towards the field.

  Nrutya Milinda presents one of the best performers of India, presenting their  skills and intricate details of their understanding to the master art forms of their choice.  Sri Shivaranjini H and Matagi N prasanna, Bangalore  in duet Bharatanatyam, Yumlembam Bidyananda and Surajith Deb Barma in duet Manipuri, Manipur. followed by the Bharathi vittal, Kathak in Group by kalpana School of dance, Bangalore.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Big Banyan Tree

Big Banyan Tree

With mom

Flowershow January 2014

Inside the Glass house.

Regular Rose

shapes of various fruits and vegetables

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Orange Garden lilies!

   Post summer before the Manson !

Monday, May 27, 2013

Orchid of the Western Ghat!

                                                   An unique Encounter!

It was on a Friday morning, Accompanied with two of gardeners decided to trek a near by western Ghat  to find some wild grown orchids. We could find some of the Dendrobiums, Aerides kinds and Bulbophilims.  The most and unique orchid of Aerides kind, partly subtle scented with tiny pink mixed white flowers which are  quite similar to Rhynchostylis retusa.  Plant is much smaller compared to other Aerides variety.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Temple at Palya

Side Gopura
Side view of the temple
Main deity JadeJanardhana

Quite a peaceful place, currently known as Palya, is a  small village situated on the banks of   two rivers chakra theertha and Shanka theertha( believed the river gets the name from the Shubaangas of Lord vishu's shanka and chakra), surrounded by a cover of   thick green lands, paddy fields, arecanut and coconut farms, smaller traditional tiled village houses and dense forest.   Temple to Lord  Shree LakshmiJanadradhanaswamy is located on the plain high fields of these rivers.

Stone emboss of Bala Krishna

   History of the temple:  It is said that, the temple has an history of 1200 years.  It is also believed as "Padmavathipura" , which gets its name over goddess Padmavathi's penance and  history says that   Lord Indra worshiped Shree LakshmiJanardhana here,so the place was called "IndraPrastaPuri" to.

History of the place: Demon Vintanka penances to Lord Rameshwara and receives a boon of not getting killed by any creature or any living being or by any god or goddess, or even by the greats lords Thrimurthi's and wildly lived strongly, forbidding,   people accessing out of  the village and to the temple, torturing and troubling them.  People helplessly pray to p Goddess Padmavathi.  Looking at the situation  Goddess Padmavathi's penance to Lord Bramha, Lord Vishnu and Lord Maheshwara, requesting them to incarnate  in one form to kill the demon Vitanka.  The lord incarantes and slays the demon Vitanka in one form of Bramha, vishnu and Maheshwara,  with the Chakra.  The Mula Murthi(Main Deity) or Pooja Murthi bares all characteristic features of  threemurthi's, which consists of  Threat( janivara) and Kopina to say Bramha, Shanka and Chakra of Vishnu and Jade or plated hair of Lord Maheswara.

Temple Campus

Temple is built using hard stone in an area of 2 acres.  Wall and pedestals are kept simple, a couple of embossed sculptures can be seen in few corners.  Temple and deities  have stronger influence of Ramanujachara from  the 11th and the 12th century.  The temple is dedicated to the Vaishnavas. Other deities  of Lord Hanumantha, Vigneshawara, Krishna from the 15th century can be seen  in the temples campus.

Temple Campus
Designs are made using a propositional mixture of  jaggery and limestone.

Lord Vishnu with Lakshmi on his Lap. Right(guru Ramanujacharya) left (Shankaracharya)

Disciples of Ramanujacharaya

Disciples of Ramanujacharaya

Emboss on the temple wall. Dancing BalaKrishna


Temple Campus

Embossed image of a lady

Embossed image of Lord Krishna

Embossed image of Sri Rama slaying Demon Maricha

Ravan as Saint(stonewall Emboss)

     Currently the temple is under renovation.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Aatma! The supreme soul!

Every Philosophy of world speaks the same principle in a different way.. There is always been an argument of Birth and rebirth. Few believe in Rebirth, few deny and say "Depending on the karama or kreeya, the aatma or jeeva goes to heaven or hell". But few other philosophies of the world says, Aatma dies with the body and there is no re birth. But Jain philosophy of Jina says, " Aatma is Anantaadi", Which never dies, but sheds the body and changes its form. It can be in any form of insect or an animal. In constant changing cycle it just refines and reaches a supreme state of pure soul. In Saamahika paata a Kruthi by Shree Amitagati aacharyadeva speaks of Aatmavichara( Self-enquiry) at different stages of Kevalagnana.(wisdom):The word Samayika means being in the moment of continuous real-time.The aim of Samayika is to transcend our daily experiences as the "constantly changing" human beings, The Jeeva, and allow identification with the "changeless" reality in practitioner, The Aatma. which also speaks of
oneness among all living beings:

"Satvesumaitrim Gunishubramoodam,

klestesu jeeveshu krupaaparatvam

maadyastabhavam vepareetavrutow

sadha mamaatma vidhadatu deva!"

"A meaningful bonding of oneness among all living being, sympathy and helpful nature towards the suffering, unconditional happiness towards the souls and the capacity to love and flourish an able bond between good and bad , are the basic qualities of supreme soul. Oh Lord! bestow those qualities to me".

Deha or body is very momentary or kshanika. We drive our desires to fulfill its needs than that of our Aatma. Our attachment tends much stronger for the physical form than the inner form. We present our physical form , being made more decorative and quite well polished , nourishing it time to time to make it look the best. what about Aatma? We just carelessly take it for granted. The stooladeha feasts on everything it needs , but the sukshma deha suffers of hunger. Aatma needs Kevalagnana, which is only possible by satvikaguna, which has its control in our mind. To nourish, and fulfill the hunger of aatma is possible only when our mind and soul connects, establishing a healthy relationship of understanding each others quality and nature.

Guru Shree shree shree Charukeerthibattarakamaha swamyji said " Deha(Body) and Aatma(Soul) in bonding look one when seen, but there is a lot of difference in them" Explains it with an example, which says, Take a Banana, peal it, take a knife, cut the Banana into two equal half, then join them together.. People from far, or close when joined, may not see the joint or the gap established, even after joining it, but that makes the difference.. in one complete banana or a cut-joined Banana...

Touch the soul, not just the body....