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Sri Chakra – Liberation in Sacred Geometry Experience of the Female Principle


Feb 12 2024 to Feb 12 2024 7 p.m.



Bangalore International Centre

7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071

Event Description

The ‘Sri Chakra’ is a sacred geometric symbol employed in the worship of Goddess Tripurasundari according to Tantric practice. To the uninitiated, the Sri Chakra looks like a beautiful artwork consisting of circles and triangles. But hidden therein lies a well-defined path to liberation with the true seeker passing through nine enclosures (Navavaranas or 9 veils) realising the Supreme Female Power in the centre as the ‘Bindu’, a dot representing the union of Shiva and Shakti. ‘Sri Vidya Upasana’ is a form of worship using this symbol as the basis and is an amalgamation of Vedic and Tantric practices. The practitioner is referred to as a ‘Sri Vidya Upasaka’. One such Upasaka who was also a master of the art of music was the great composer Sri Muddusvami Dikshithar, venerated as one of the Trinity of Carnatic music. His magnum opus the ‘Navavarana krithis’ are in praise of Goddess Kamalamba of Tiruvarur and represent perhaps the pinnacle of Carnatic music scholarship, a breathtaking coming together of philosophy, music and lyrics (sahitya). Rekha Krishnan’s Sri Chakra paintings are suffused with her personal experience on this spiritual path. Sumitra Nitin in her presentation will combine the philosophy of the Sri Chakra with Rekha’s artwork and the Navavaranas which she will render along with her students.

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