Get your Krishna connection on Janmashtami

  • Mahim Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 18, 2014 11:03 IST

The Capital gets ready to celebrate Janmashtami today and tomorrow. In our continuing coverage of events in town around the spirit of the festival, we look at a musical performance, a dance show and an art exhibition that mark the occasion.

Alluring art

This art exhibition in town showcases festivity, joy and spirituality, apt to the spirit of the celebration in the air. From depicting Krishna to painting temples of Varanasi, the group show sees works by Durga Charan Das, Rakesh Mandal, Ram Onkar and Sanjeev Mondal. Besides affordable paintings, one can also spot quirky art objects made from kettles, canisters, trays, statues and vases.

What: Krishna Utsav, an art show

On till: September 1

Where: India Grill, The Hilton Garden Inn, Saket

Timings: 11am to 8pm Divine dance

She has been a master of the classical Kathak dance over the years but staying in the spirit of festivities, Uma Sharma (and her group) will be back with her annual Janmashtami dance act. She will ­recreate rasa leela (or rasa dance), a dance form which lord Krishna was popularly known to ­perform with goddess Radha and her sakhis (female friends). The dance show will unfold alongside poetry in Hindi by Gopal Das Neeraj. The evening promises to ­eventually amalgamate art, literature, festivity and folklore.

What: Krishna Raas Leela, dance performance by Uma Sharma

When: August 18

Where: India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate

Timings: 6.30pm onwards Religious rock

In what is a one-of-a-kind musical band, Rising Sun plays spiritual rock around the world. They will be seen performing in the Capital on the occasion of the festival. An eight-member band, they are a bunch of Krishna devotees from various countries including India, Mauritius, Lithuania and England. While chanting Sanskrit mantras, they read out the meaning in English after each verse. Although the band is best known for their grand yearly ­pre-Janmashtami performance, Mantra Rock, they will once again take stage on the festival day.

What: Performance by Rising Sun, a spiritual rock band

When: Monday

Where: International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Hare Krishna Hill, Sant Nagar, East of Kailash

Timings: 10am to 4pm

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