Bharatiya Samskriti Darshana- 16

A Series of lecture demonstrations / workshops/discourses on the Origin and Development of Indian Culture
Narada Bhakti Sutra– Saadhana Shibira

Vanamala Center for Art and Culture is organizing a two day Saadhana Shibira on Narada Bhakti Sutra on 24th and 25th of February 2018 at Auro Veda Farm, Yedamadu village, Kanakapura Highway, which is about 10 kms from Sri Sri Ravishankar Ashram.

Narada Bhakti Sutra would be explained in detail by Keertanacharya Lakshmandas Velankar a reputed Kathakeertankar, erudite scholar as well as noted author.

Narada Bhakti sutra was written by none other than Narada Muni himself. He has compiled the essence of Bhakti in 84 sutras distributed in 5 chapters. Narada Bhakti sutra comprises several forms of Bhakti towards Lord.

It describes most popular form of Navavidha Bhakti, Madhura Bhakti and five Bhaavas - Daasya, Sakhya, Madhura, Vatsalya and Shanta. It also describes types of Bhakta like Aartha bhakta, Artharthi bhakta, Jignasu bhakta and Gnani bhakta.

Narada Muni, being a direct disciple of Sanatkumara, cleverly introduced Vedantic or Philosophical ideas in his work. Obviously one can get Srimad Bhagavata, Bhagavad Gita and Upanishad teachings interspersed in the verses. So by studying Narada Bhakti sutras, one can get both Bhagavad Gita and Upanishadic teachings in one go.

Keertanacharya Sri Lakshmandas Velankar a noted personality in the field of Kathakeertan is a scholar par excellence. A disciple of Santa Sri Bhadragiri Achyutadas and Santa Sri Keshavadas, Keertanacharya Velankar developed his own unique style in performing Kathakeertan. His knowledge in Sanskrit and philosophy has moulded him to be an excellent narrator and an author. Keertanacharya Velankar has authored books on Kathakeertan and has translated more than 80 books published by the prestigious Geetha Press, Gorakhpur, from Sanskrit, Hindi and Marathi to Kannada. Some of them include Bhagavadgita, Devi Bhagavatha, Shiva Purana, Bhagavatha, Ramayana and many more. He has also served as a lecturer in the internationally renowned Keertan Mahavidyalaya and trained many students in Kathakeertan; He is a Former Member, Karnataka Sangeetha Nritya Academy; Editor of Daasa Vaani, a magazine published by Daasashrama international Center. A recipient of Karnataka Kalashree from Karnataka Sangeetha Nritya Academy, Keertanacharya Velankar has been honoured by many organisations.

Keertanacharya Sri Lakshmandas Velankar had conducted a similar Sadhana Shibir for the center on the topic Devi Saptashati which was well received by more than 40 delegates and the shibira was a great success. It is heartening to herald that it is the enthusiasm of the delegates which made Center to conduct a new event on the topic Narada Bhakti Sutra.

For more information on the Sadhana Shibira on the topic Durga Saptashati which was conducted last year please visit us at:

Narada Bhakti Sutra would be explained by Keertanacharya Lakshmandas Velankar in the following sessions-

Saturday 24th February 2018

9 AM
Session I
10 – 11:30 AM
Tea Break
11:30 – 12 Noon
Session II
12 – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM
3:45 PM
Session III
4 PM – 5:30 PM
5:30 – 6 PM
Session IV - Discussion
6 – 7:30 PM
8:00 PM
Sunday 25th February 2018

6 AM
Session V
7 – 8:30 AM
8:30 AM
Session VI
10 – 11:30 AM
Tea Break
11:30- 12 Noon
Session VII
12- 1:30 PM
1:30 PM

Participation Fee

Rs.3000/ per person for the whole Shibira, which is inclusive of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner along with lodging facility at Auro Veda. Rooms are styled in a Dormitory fashion and would be on a sharing basis with 3-5 other participants. Rooms are furnished with beds, pillows and blankets. However one can bring their own bed sheets. Hot water is available round the clock.
Interested persons can reach the venue on their own, or pick up and drop from Metro cash and carry Kanakapura road near Konanakunte signal can be arranged on prior intimation.
The number of participants is limited to 40. Those interested are requested to confirm their consent.
Payment of Rs.3,000 can be made through Cash/Cheque/DD/Online transfer
Cheques and DD are drawn in favor of Vanamala Center for Art and Culture Trust
Contact: Ph: 9845514661; 9845324144

Warm Regards Dr. Meera Rajaram Pranesh
Managing Trustee
Vanamala Center for Art and Culture (R)

About Vanamala Center for Art and Culture(R)
Vanamala Center for Art and Culture, the brainchild of Dr. Meera Rajaram Pranesh, traces its origin to 1995 when it was first instituted as Vanamala Art Foundation. Over the years it evolved into an organization for promoting Indian art and culture. Vanamala Center for Art and Culture provides an environment for learning, through expert guidance, to preserve, promote and propagate Indian Art and Culture for posterity
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