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I am collecting Indian Heritage and culture related vintage postcards, paintings, prints etc. and exhibited them at several locations across India in various events and also sharing them with school and college children by giving presentations to them on Indian Heritage and Culture with my collections and also documenting puppetry etc. intangible performances.

Wednesday 28 July 2021

"Perini Shivatandavam book" of Dr.Nataraja Ramakrishna garu in my collection sharing on Ramappa temple included in UNESCO world heritage list

 This is Ramppa temple complex photograph as cover image printed Perini Shivatandavam book written by Dr.Nataraja Ramakrishna garu which is in my collection. In this  book Dr.Nataraja Ramakrishna garu sharing perini shivatandam related sculptures photographs of Ramappa temple. Sharing  the cover images and some  inside sculptures photographs of this book today on the occasion of Ramappa temple included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list recently 3 days ago on 25th July, 2021. Late Dr.Nataraja Ramakrishna garu  (21st March 1923 - 7th June 2011) doing extensive research on Perini dance form by visited Ramappa temple many times during his life time by studying several dance sculptures photographs and wrote book and train some dance students on Perini Shivatandavam in Ramappa temple and also in hyderabad etc. location. Some times in Ramappa temple Late. Dr.Nataraja Ramakrishna garu conducting Perini Natyotsavam. With the indepth research of Dr.Ramakrishna garu today Perini  dance form getting  into some limelight. Now  may be some other dance scholars doing research and perform perini shivatandavam. But the  contribution of  Late  Dr.Nataraja Ramakrishna garu in the  field of Perini Shivatandavam is always a special place in the field of Perini dance. In the closing section of the foreword on the  last page of foreword in the bottom space Late Dr.Nataraja  Ramakrishna garu written some  information about perini dance form in telugu languge by signing his sign in this book by giving this book to some person as a gift. Luckily i have this  autograph of copy of Late Dr.Nataraja Ramakrishna garu in my collection. Sharing Dr.Nataraja Ramakrishna garu autograph photograph alongwith some inside sculptures and cover photographs of this "Perini Shivatanam (telugu book)" book now with glad and happy to know that Ramappa Temple will be selected as UNESCO First World Heritage Site from telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. 


Tuesday 20 July 2021

Lord Vittal and Rukmini Ma vintage lithographs and Sant Tukaram vintage postcard and prints in my collection sharing today on the auspicious First Ekadashi or Ashada Ekadashi

 On the auspicious "First Ekadashi" festival (Tholi Ekadashi in telugu language) today sharing my vintage collection of Lord Vittal and Rukmini Ma vintage lithograph prints and Sant Tukaram vintage postcard and prints wihch are in my collection.

Hindu festivals starting from today i.e. First Ekadashi onwards.

First Ekadashi festival is very popular and celebrated in a grand procession in Lord Vittal Temple in Pandaripur. On this auspicious occasion of First Ekadashi herewith i am sharing two vintage art prints of "Lord Vittal and Rukmini Maa of Pandaripur" of Ravi Varma Press which are in my collection and one vintage postcard Sant Tukaram going to heaven and one vintage print of Tukarm singing hymns on Lord Vittlal which are in my collection.

Below is some brief history about Ashada Ekadashi procession taken place in Lord Vittal Temple, Pandaripur taken From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


"Ashadi Ekadasi is a religious procession and is celebrated during the months of June- July (Aashaadh Shukla paksha). It consists of a beautifully decorated Palkhi having the “padukas” of the lord and the Palkhi procession consists of people collectively walking, singing and dancing the glory of the Lord in what are called as ‘Dindis’.

The Palkhi procession has remained unbroken since it began despite wars, famines and floods. More than Fifty Palkhis of saints assemble at Pandharpur every year. In Maharashtra “Varkaris” (predominantly simple farmers) is a big community. They usually undertake 21-day walk after they have completed the sowing process in their fields. In the Ashadi Ekadasi festival, people from every faith and religion participate. Learned sages also come for it. Jnyaneshwar preached the Gita which is considered the highest religious text in Maharashtra.

The 'Bhakti Marg' (the path of devotion) as propounded by Sant Jnyaneshwar, teach us to forget the physical self in pursuit of the Lord. When the Varkaris sing and dance during the pilgrimage, they forget the material world around them.

Along with the Dindi procession, seva to the poor and needy is done reflecting that Lord is in all forms. This is called ‘Seva Dindi’. During the Seva Dindi, the people on pilgrimage undertake selfless service to the poor and needy like Amrut Kalash (Annadhan), Narayan seva, Medical seva, Building & repairing rural infrastructure etc.

Participation in Ashadi Dindi and Seva Dindi helps an individual in many ways by bringing good health, peace & prosperity in his life. Chanting the continuous glory of the God in the Ashadi Dindi procession and Seva Dindi purifies an individual, there is an inner cleansing that takes place in Mind, Body and Spirit and the participants tend to lose their individual identities and experience bliss. It develops all aspects of human personality and helps us understand the true purpose of Life."

Monday 19 July 2021

My event photographs on my birthday (19th July) with school kids in a school 4 years ago

 These are some of my events photographs on my Birthday (19th July) today which i celebrated with school kids in M.P.P.P. School, J.Thimmuram on 19th July, 2018. Earlier year i.e. on 19th July in the year 2017 also i celebrate my birthday with same school  kids by sharing my heritage collections with them by explaining about Indian Heritage and culture though my collections. School kids enjoyed  my collections with so much fascination and curiosity and some school kids given birthday drawing art to me which drawn by themselves. Indeed  feel it privilege to spend birthday with school kids by sharing  my collections and  explaining about our heritage and  culture through my collections.

Birthday drawing given to me by school kids at the time of my event with them on my birthday 4 years ago

 This is  Birthday drawing given to me by school kids at the  time of my event  with them  on my birthday 4 years ago on 19th July which is my birthday.