Ramayana - Yakshagana - Yakshgana Kalavrinda, USA.
Divine Spark, Maryland - Affiliated to Divine Park, Saligrama, India
A spiritual Organization disseminating the messages of Swami Vivekananda headed by Dr. A Chandrashekhara Udupa (Doctoriji).
Shivopasana - Shishu Sandeepa and Vidyarthi Deepa Students - Classes conducted through Divine Spark USA, MD.
Shri Murugan Temple of North America.
Shiva is a major Hindu god and one aspect of Trimurti.
Followers of Hinduism who focus their worship upon Shiva are called Shaivites or Shaivas.
Shiva is usually worshipped in the form of Shiva linga.
In images, he is generally represented as immersed in deep meditation or dancing the Tandava upon Maya, the demon of ignorance in his manifestation of Nataraja, the lord of the dance.
In some other Hindu denominations, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva represent the 3 primary aspects of the divine in Hinduism and are collectively known as the Trimurti.
In this school of religious thought, Brahma is the creator, Vishnu is the maintainer or preserver, and Shiva is the destroyer or transformer.
The Ramayana also spelt as Ramayan, is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon.
It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king.
The name Ramayana is a tatpurusha compound of Rama and ayana going, advancing, translating to Ramas Journey.
The Ramayana consists of 24,000 verses in seven books, and 500 cantos, and tells the story of Rama (an incarnation of the Hindu preserver-god Vishnu), whose wife Sita is abducted by the demon (Rakshasa) king of Lanka, Ravana.
Thematically, the epic explores themes of human existence and the concept of dharma.
Bhakta Markandeya - One legend relates the story of how Shiva protected Markandeya from the clutches of death.
Mrikandu rishi and his wife Marudmati worshipped Shiva and sought from him the boon of begetting a son.
Mrikandu was blessed with Markandeya based on his choice, an exemplary son, destined to die at the age of 16.
Markandeya grew up to be a great devotee of Shiva and on the day of his destined death he continued his worship of Shiva in his form of Shivalingam.
Yama came himself in person to take Markandeyas life away and sprung his noose around the young sages neck.
By accident of fate the noose mistakenly landed around the Shivalingam, and out of it, Shiva emerged in all his fury attacking Yama for his act of aggression.
After defeating Yama in battle to the point of death, Shiva then revived him, under the condition that the devout youth would live forever.
Yakshagana is a dance drama popular in the state of Karnataka, India. It is believed to have evolved from pre classical music form and theatrical arts.
This would be considered to be a form of opera in western eyes.
Actors wear costumes and enact the various roles. Traditionally, Yakshaganas would go on all night.
It is sometimes simply called as Aataa in both Kannada and Tulu (meaning play).
Yaksha-gana literally means the song (gana) of a Yaksha. Yakshas were an exotic tribe mentioned in the Sanskrit literature of ancient India.
Lokaha Samastaha Sukino Bhavanthu (May the whole world be happy)
Sarve jana Sukhino Bhavanthu (May all the people be happy).
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