QUEEN’S ROAD: Water bodies across India are very important for their ecological, economic, cultural and religious significance. Keeping rivers, lakes, ponds and wells clean should be a constant concern for the state and the citizen. Simple measures such as avoiding the use of excess fertilizers on lawns, not discarding plastics and other wastes directly into the draining systems can bring a sea of change as far as saving the rivers and lakes of india goes.
By conserving and preserving these water bodies, we save the rich natural heritage as also the culture associated with it. Repercussions of a loss of both of these will lead to a serious disarray in the very fabric of ecology.
Gudiya Sambhrama, the Bengaluru temple festival – 2015 tries to convey this concept and to raise awareness with the theme Sacred Waters.
Heritage, a not-for-profit organization will be organising two thematic festivals which will focus around this very precious element, water.
Apart from Gudiya Sambhrama, there will be Srishti Sambhrama..the Earth Mother Festival.
From February 24 to March 8, every weekend, heritage temples across the city will be filled with music, dance, puppetry, story-telling, traditional games (Kavadehive) with over 100 artists performing. Some of the artists performing are Dr Lalitha and Nandini (Violin sisters) Suchasmitha and Debopriya (Flute Sisters), Trichur Brothers (Carnatic vocal), Dr Vijaygopal and Rakesh Chaurasia (Flute Jugalbandi) and Laya Lahiri (percussion ensemble).
There will also be puppetry and other cultural activities. The event will also include an interesting poster display of information on rivers and lakes. AR Shivkumar, a scientist from the Indian Institute of Science will be giving short presentations on water at all the venues.
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