Bhakti poetry, which originated in India in the sixth century, generally expresses love for and devotion to certain Hindi gods. Derived from a poet's vocabulary The following definition of "bhakti poetry" is adapted from Edward Hirsch's A Poet's Glossary.
Bhakti poetry is "poetry that grows out of a passionate engagement with the divine." Although God is its primary subject, bhakti poetry also deals with other topics such as love, longing, death, religion, and spirituality. The most famous examples of bhakti poetry are those composed by Hindus about their favorite god Vishnu. However, many poets have written bhakti poems about other deities as well.
In India, during the 6th century, people started writing down and singing songs dedicated to Hindu gods. These songs were called "Gita Govinda" after its composer, who is believed to be the god Krishna himself. Today, Gita Govinda poems are still widely sung throughout India at religious festivals or during prayer meetings. There are several versions of Gita Govinda, but all of them include stories about the adventures of the cowherd boy Krishna and his lover Radha, who was known as "Govinda" or "lovely one".
In South Asia, people often dress up as characters from mythology when celebrating religious holidays.
It incorporates all aspects of dance and theater while spiritually elevating the audience. Bharatanatyam is poetry in action, and all of the related aspects of Bhava, Raga, and Tala show themselves as one and the same. Srekala Bharath, a pupil of the famed Guru K J Sarasa, is a passionate dancer, a brilliant choreographer, and an inspiring instructor. Her teachings are based on the classical texts but also include her own ideas about how the art should be presented today. She believes that true innovation can only come from deep knowledge of the past but that new generations need to feel free to explore and express themselves through their work.
Bharatanatyam is considered to be the most spiritual of all Indian dances because it moves us with songs from ancient poems that speak of love, life, death, beauty, sorrow, joy, and everything in between. The stories are set in mythical times when gods and goddesses walked the earth and humans were innocent and pure. As they grew up so did their music and dance which became more worldly until it reached its present state where everything is celebrated including violence and hatred. These songs and dances are used to praise gods or celebrate special events like weddings or festivals. Although modern dancers may choose not to include their own movement style in their performances, they should know that Bharatanatyam is a very energetic dance tradition that requires much physical activity.
Bharatanatyam is unique because there are very few traditions like it.
The Bhagavad Gita is a poetry composed in Sanskrit. Its 700 lines are organized in many old Indian poetry meters, the most important of which is the shloka (Anushtubh chanda). The text is also known as "Saraswati's Song" after its main female speaker.
It is believed to have been written by Krishna when he was on Earth to teach peace to his friend Arjuna who had been given a choice between war and peace. It is therefore also called "Krishna's Counsel".
The poem describes the cosmic battle that takes place within every human being between kindness and hatred, truth and deceit, good and evil. It tells how everyone can win this battle if they follow what is right instead of doing what is wrong. Thus the message of the gita is about non-violence and yoga. Today it is one of the most influential texts in India and is read by many people all over the world.
The gita has been praised by great thinkers such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela.
It is now considered to be one of the greatest works of philosophy and religion in the Hindi language.
Sanskrit is the ancient language in which the gita is written.