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Devasthanas/ Dharmasthanas/ temples have been large players in the eco system of our society, be it environmental, financial, material, educational, health or cultural. Gudiya Sambhrama is a step towards rejuvenating and reviving this temple eco-system.

The festival brings artists and scholars of repute from across India to heritage temples to share their knowledge and performances of Hari Katha, dance, music, theatre, puppetry, fabulous legends and more creating health and well-being, touching the lives of a cross section of society.

GUDIYA SAMBHRAMA… the Temple festival in 2018 comes to you in a new format dedicated to the Shrimad Bhaagavatam.

The Shrimad Bhaagavatam, a purana, written by Veda Vyasa unfolds through the words of Sri Suka, to King Parikshit.

The central character is Krishna who symbolized Bhakti for the benefit of humanity.

There are fascinating stories about many Avataras of the Supreme Being. The text highlights bhakti, jnana, vairagya, dharma, and karma, the four human pursuits (dharma, artha, kama, moksha), Yoga, Sankhya and Advaita tattva.

It is filled with descriptions of the landscape, rivers, flora, fauna, and the life of the times. The Bhaagavatam also details the development and journey of ferus in the womb, alluding to the scientific temper of our forefathers.

Gudiya Sambhrama 2018 Schedule

Sangitha Nritya Kainkaryam Schedule

Saturday January 27th

Basavangudi – 8:30 am 

Bull Temple. Dodda Ganesha Bedara Kannappa, Raghavendra Swamy, Srinivasa, Goverdhana Giri, Mallikarjuna Devasthanas

Hanumanthanagar – 10:00 am

Gavigangadhareshwara, Ramanjaneya and Harihareshwara Devasthanas

Malleswaram – 5:30 pm

Kaadu Mallesha, Nandi Tirtha, Gangamma Devi and Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy

Sunday January 28

Domlur, Koramangala, and HSR layout 

9:00 am – Sreedevi Bhudevi Sametha Chokkanatha Swamy

10:00am – Prasanna Ganapathy Devasthanam

11:00 am Siddhi Vinayaka Devasthanam

Bhaagavata Saptaha – 2018

 Venue: Sri Varaprada Devagiri Devastana, Banashankari 2nd Stange, Bengaluru

Daily 6:30 to 9:00 am Upanyasam by Sri Dushyanth Sridhar

Daily 6:00 am to 1:00 pm Paraaynam by Sri N. Sureshji Kowndinya and Sri Ravi Kashyap, Vizhipuram

Friday, 2nd February
8:30 amGana HomamPresident and Trustess of Devagiri
6:00 – 6:30 pmPothi YatraChithkala School of Dance
Inaugural FunctionYadugir Yathiraja Math Jeer Swamy
6:30 – 8:30 BhaagavathamSri Dushyant Sridhar
Saturday, 3rd February
9:15 – 9:45 amKuchipudiRajasri Holla (Laasya Lahiri)
10:30 – 12:30 pmBhaagavatam and HumanismPappu Venugopala Rao, Chennai
2:00 – 4:00 pmRasopaasanaDr Srinivas Acharya, Hyderabad
6:15 – 8:20 pmCarnatic VocalTrichur Brothers, Chennai
Sunday, 4th February
9:15 – 9:45 amBharatanatyamRaadha Kalpa Dance Company
10:30 – 12:30 pmBhaagavata as living in Indian CultureProf Nagaraj Paturi, Hyderabad
2:00 – 4:00 pmRasopaasanaDr Srinivas Acharya
6:15 – 8:30 pmGovindageetamrutamVarijasree and Ensemble
Monday, 5th February
9:15 – 9:45 amOdissi Sarita Mishra (Adyasha)
11:00 – 12:00 pmBhaagavatha ChintanamSwamini Svatmabodhananda
2:00 – 3:30 pmHasta Kala (Chat, Paint, Create!)Nagaraj and Sudhindra
6:15 – 8:30 pmHindustani VocalAnkita Joshi, Mumbai
Tuesday, 6th February
9:15 – 9:45 am MohiniyattamDasyam Dance Academy
11:00 – 12:00 pmBhaagavatha ChintanamSwamini Svatmabodhananda
6:15 – 8:30 pmNaadanubhavaMysore Nagraj and Dr. Mysore Manjunath, Mandolin Prasad, Sameer Rao-Bansuri, Sumanth Manjunath – Violin, K.T. Udaykiran – Key board, H.S. Sudhindra – Mridangam, Jagadish Kurtakoti – Tabla
Wednesday, 7th February
9:15 – 9:45 amBharatanatyamAmruthavarshini Foundation
11:00 – 12:00 amBhaagavatha ChintanamSwamini Svatmabodhananda
2:00 – 3:30 pmHasta Kala (Chant, Paint, Create!)Nagaraj and Sudhindra
6:15 – 8:30 pmCarnatic VocalPriya Sisters, Chennai
Thursday, 8th February
9:15 – 9:45 amBharatanatyamShankar Kandaswamy, Malaysia
11:00 – 12:00 pmBhaagavatha ChintanamSwamini Svatmabodhan
2:00 – 3:30 pmHasta Kala Nagaraj and Sudhindra
6:15 – 7:45 pmKathakGauri Diwakar, Delhi
7:45 – 9:00 pmBharatanatyamParshwanath Upadhye, Bengaluru
Friday, 9th February
10:00 – 1:00 pmKalyanotsavamVaraprada Sri Devagiri Devasthanam
Nritya KainkaryamBharatanjali (Bharatanatyam)
6:15 – 8:30 pmBharatanatyamRukimini Vijayakumar, Bengaluru

Srimad Bhaagavatha Workshops

When: February 3rd and 4th 2018, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Venue: Dhyana Mandira Hall, Sri Varaprada Devagiri Devastanam, Banashankari, Bengaluru

The 8th edition of Gudiya Sambhrama Festival features a two-day workshops as part of the 8-day immersion program. The workshops zooms in on aspects of the Srimad Bhaagavatham that translates into relevant and valuable take-away’s to enhance multiple dimensions of life today, fostering a multi-layered understanding of Text.

The Faculty:

Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao holds a masters degree in English, Sanskrit, and Telugu, a PhD in Sanskri and Telugu, Doctor of Letters in Indology and a Gold medal in Business Management. A well known author and chairman of prestigious committees, he has worked with American Institute of Indian Studies for 32 years.

Dr. Srinivasa Acharyaji is an engineer with a doctorate in Bhakti Rasa. He lived amidst the footprints of The Blue Boy of Vrindavan – Lord Krishna exploring and expounding the theory of Rasopaasana.

Prof. Nagaraj Paturi – Distinguished Professor, Member, Board of Studies, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune. With decades of Teaching and Research experience in the fields of Indic Knowledge Studies, Vedic Studies, Linguistics Culture and Myth-literature studies. He has several publications papers and creative writing works to his credit.


Humanism in Bhaagavata Puraana – The talk based on Pothana’s Bhagavatham will bring to light fascinating aspects of the Bhaagavata Purana focusing not onl yon devotion, but enveloping the virtues of humanism and poetic imagery.

Rasopaasana – A wisdom tradition that originates in Vrindavan during the 16th century. Rasopaasana means the practice of relishing Divine Love for Bhagavan. Taking Bhaagavata Purana as the Parama Pramantha, saints Sri Chatanya Mahaprabhu, Harivams Mahaprabhu. Swami Haridas and others practiced a Sadhana of pure Bhakti called Prema Bhakti or Rasopaasana. The workshops will give you a deep understanding and an experience of what Rasopaasna is.

Bhaagavata as living in Indian Culture – A thorough understanding of Srimad Bhaagavata, as not just a book or a story, but vibrant culture lived by people and a vivavious spirit possessing individuals and their belongings. The talk is focused on that ‘life’ of Srimad Bhaagavata in the culture of people today.


Workshop Schedule

Saturday 3rd February
10:00 – 12:30 am‘Bhaagavata and Humanism’Sri PappuVenugopala Rao
2:00 – 4:00 pm‘Rasopaasana’Dr. Srinivas Acharyaji
Sunday 4th February
10:00 – 12:30 am‘Bhaagavata as living in Indian Culture’Prof. Nagaraj Paturi
2:00 – 4:00 pmRasopaasanaDr Srinivas Acharyaji


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