(The documentary selected for International Online Film Festival)

Date & Time Saturday, 18th January 2014 5 PM
Venue Manorama Hall,
Indian Institute of World Culture,
# 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi,

All are Welcome

Sri Chakra Darshana is a documentary, which aims at explaining the intricate relationship between the Sri chakra and Sri Muthuswamy Dikshitar’s Kamalamba Navavarana Kritis. It invites its viewer on a spiritual journey by offering a tour of the Sri Chakra, through music as a vehicle.

Sri Chakra is a matrix of nine enclosures juxtaposed one upon another. It has a square, lotus petals, triangles, and a bindu or point, each denoting a deity and Maha Tripura Sundari residing in the bindu. The documentary also features some of the many Shakti peetas which are spread across the sub continent.

Sri Muthuswamy Dikshitar of 18th century was a great Composer of Karnatak music, a Philosopher and Sri Vidya practitioner. He composed Kamalamba Navavarana kritis on each of the nine enclosures, after perceiving the deities in his trance. These kritis which are in the principles of Sri Chakra worship, when rendered in their original form, can lead a person to an experience of bliss.

The documentary showcases the union of music and spirituality by presenting the kritis in their original form and a commentary which explains them along with the Sri chakra.

The DVDs in Kannada and English will be available for sale at the venue. Price-Rs. 399/-