Guru Purnima falls on the day of full moon, it is a day to dedicate and express gratitude towards the Spiritual Master, being a very important day here and throughout India, thousands of people go to temples to worship (offer puja) and pay respects to their own gurus along to the great sage Vyasa, who edited the four Vedas, wrote the 18 Puranas, the Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavatam. Consequently, here at SMS we’ve held a program on this auspicious day.
Last night our children, stuff and guests came to be part of the celebration. A variety of on-stage performances as an offering were presented. Opening with the incantation of mantras that praise the Guru, followed by the Ganga Stuti an Odissi dance depicting Lord Shiva protecting the mother earth from the Ganga as she forcefully descends on mother earth from heaven and thus saves mother earth from dissolution (Pralaya).
|Next was the drama Jhoot ka Parinam depicting Karna’s cursed by his Guru Parshuram (from the Mahabharata). Afterwards, came the Sufi dance Saiya Saiya, which is a meditative and spiritual dance showing the Gopi’s feelings towards Krishna, as a representation of the soul, which come from deep within the heart. At the midst of the performances, preceding with an act that first began with yoga asanas and turned into a very energetic and dynamic martial art presentation, some of our students rocked the stage to entertain us with their very accurate moves. Then we had two more devotional dances.|
Finalizing with Bhakti Gita, a very spiritual and magical closure with mantras, the viewers applauded enthusiastically the performances, the actors and dancers.
To watch the Sufi dance video, click here