Meditation .. In the News :)

Among other talented artists Amar Ujala (a Hindi Daily) featured our meditation experiments today appreciating all efforts spreading art and positivity esp. during #COVID19 #Corona related #Lockdown 🌼🙏♥️✔️

#InTheNews

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The Changing Face of the Hauz Khas Complex : A Heritage Walk (9 Dec 2018)

The Changing Face of the Hauz Khas Complex : A Heritage Walk.

Popular as ‘HKV’, in today’s modern lingo, known more for it’s upscale cafés, high end boutiques, antique shops and a bustling hangout was once a repository of culture and knowledge. This charming site has seen several twists and turns with time; it housed a water reservoir built by Alauddin Khilji, converted into a battlefield ushering the beginning of the Tughluq dynasty and got an uplifting during Feroze Shah Tughluq’s reign as he built a Madrasa; a seminary of international repute. It also became his final resting place.

On 9th December, we will walk down these incidents with walk leader, Aditya Pathak and will discuss the peculiar architectural innovations of the Firozian times, which laid the foundation of Indo Islamic architecture.
We’ll also discuss a conjectural reconstruction of the place

The primary structures to be covered in the walk :
● Hauz e Alai
● Madrasa e Feroz Shahi
● A Medieval mosque with innovative architecture
● University Buildings.
● Feroze Shah Tughluqs tomb.

Walk leader : Aditya Pathak
Catch him in action on his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/adityapathakutube

Day and Date : 9th Dec’2018/Sunday

Timings : 9am to 11:30 am

Language : English/Hindi

Charges : ₹300

Contact number: 9818278665

Meeting Point : mein “Deer Park entrance (near Hauz Khas Village parking)”
Parking is available at the meeting Point.
The nearest metro station is Hauz Khas on the yellow line. Then take an auto to the meeting point. https://goo.gl/maps/PaG9YbRb4Go

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/364088394138826

Calligraphy @ Qutub Complex

In this quick episode, we show you some beautiful examples of medieval architecture and Islamic calligraphy evident all around the Qutub Complex! Happy Exploring 🙂

The Government Museum of Bharatpur

Starting our new web series of heritage explorations at Bharatpur and Deeg .. here’s the first episode featuring the Government Museum (Bharatpur) which houses some of the gems from the rich cultural heritage and history of this area. Hope you’ll enjoy this voyage 🙂 Watch out for the mesmerizing Hamaams (Bathrooms) from the medieval era 😉

Lakshmi Temple – Orchha

Join us in exploring the magnificent town of Orchha from the heart of India – Madhya Pradesh! With a beautiful fort, the serene river Betwa and several beautifully constructed and decorated heritage structures this place is a must visit for heritage and architecture lovers 🙂

We bring to you the grand LAKSHMI TEMPLE in this first episode of the new exploration series!

Dance Improvisation by Yuko and friends at Tattva Festival @ Zorba The Buddha

Dance Improvisation by Yuko and friends at Tattva Festival @ Zorba The Buddha 🙂

Heritage of Gwalior & Morena – Episode 1

Starting with our new series of Heritage videos .. here’s Episode 1 from our trip to GWALIOR and MORENA 🙂

In this quick video we get introduced to the majestic city of Gwalior and see glimpses of what lies ahead in this Heritage Trip 🙂 Happy Exploring!

Bhateshwar Temple Complex + Shani Mandir

Bhateshwar: Truly Mystical! This is an archaeological site comprising about 200+ ancient shrines in Morena district, Madhya Pradesh. The shrines in Bateshwar complex are dedicated mostly to Shiva and a few to Vishnu. The temples are made of sandstone and were built around 300 years before Khajuraho temples were built!

Our video-blog about this trip can be found here.

Also, here‘s an informative documentary depicting how these temples were restored with help from locals and even the dacoits of chambal!

Shani temple: On our way back we visited this ancient Shani temple which has an interesting story of lord Hanuman associated with it 🙂 We also met the pet deer and it’s cute little cub 🙂

Our full playlist of VIDEOs  from this HERITAGE TOUR to Gwalior and Morena can be found here on YouTube >> Gwalior Morena Video Playlist


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Tomb of Muhammad Ghaus and Tansen’s Memorial @ Gwalior, India

Recently visited this sandstone mausoleum of a sufi saint Shaikh Muhammad Ghaus designed on early Mughal architecture. A pleasant revealation that happened during our visit was that right next to this tomb lies the memorial dedicated to Miyaan Tansen – one of the most prominent Hindustani Classical musicians and a God figure for several musicians from this sub-continent! Shaikh Muhamad Ghaus was the Sufi master of Miyaan Tansen. Also, next to the place where this great musician rests in peace is the burial of Bilas Khan, Tansen‘s son who, as per a popular legend, is credited to have created the raagaBilaskhaani Todi“. It is said that Bilas composed the raga while grief-stricken at the wake itself, and that Tansen‘s corpse moved one hand in approval of the new melody!! It was a unique experience to be there 🙂

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