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Shivarathri celebrations to start from tomorrow at Isha centre

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016,16:33 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Coiimbatore | Isha Yoga Centre here has arranged0 four-day celebrations as part of Mahashivarathri festivities from tomorrow till March seven.

Mahashivararathri celebrations kick-off with the spectacular and colourful Yaksha festival–an annual week-long event of Indian culture and music, from March four, Isha Program Coordinatoer Swami Prabhoda, told reproters here today. This year’s ensemble of performances include Carnatic and Hindustani Music and Bharatanatyam, he said.

As an initative to revive and support Indian craft traditions, the Fourth edition of Hands of Grace, a craft exposition will be organised during these days, in which many groups from various States of India, including rural artisans, NGOs and design entrepreneurs, will showcase exquisite items, he said.

The Shivarathri celebrations, 6 PM to 6 AM on March seven, will have live performances by Sufi Singer Mukhtiyar Ali and Carnatic fusion band Agam and also Isha’s own home-grown band, Sounds of Isha, Prabhoda said.¬† More than one lakh devotees are expected to participate in the celebrations, during¬† which the Isha founder, Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev initiate the gathering into a powerful meditation, he said.