In a two day celebration, the 3rd International Bhakti Festival was recently organized at LTG Auditorium by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in the national Capital.
This festival has been celebrated to foster and strengthen cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and other countries and to promote and develope cultural exchanges with other countries and people. The first day of the festival commenced with a devotion filled performance by the members of Aru Sri Art theatre, Sri Lanka- a theatre that preserves the pristine purity of traditional performing art forms, to present varied repertoire of music and dance to audiences all over the country and abroad, to render contemporary interpretations from a rich heritage of lore, and synthesis classical and folk styles of dance and music to innovative artistic productions; and finished with “Krishna”- a dance drama by Natya Ballet Centre group which was choreographed by Aniruddha Das and Nibedita Mohapatra.
On the last day, audiences were delighted by beautiful devotional songs of Padma Shri Vidushi Sumitra Guha - world renowned Indian Classcial musician and Gaudiya dance- a classical dance of Benhal, Bangladesh. Gaudiya dance is based on literature, sculpture and historical evidences. It is enriched with drama, music, poetry, colour and rhythm.
Gaudiya Nritya is an art that is meant primarily for spiritual expression.