In October 2016 NAMARUPA took a group of hardy pilgrims up into the Himalayas to take holy dips at the Pancha Prayags, the sacred river confluences. Prayags are places of particularly powerful spiritual influence where pilgrims go to bathe away their sins, purify and heal their bodies and minds, pray for their ancestors, perform rituals, and possibly meet saints who frequent the prayags. or simply to sit spellbound in the natural beauty and peacefulness that permeates the atmosphere.
Namarupa Pancha Prayag Yatra 2016
“WOW! This is amazing. What beautiful words, thoughts and ideas, Keshav! And fantastic editing and storytelling – this was a joy to watch. I learned a lot, and watched it twice.” – Eddie Stern
“Have known Keshav for a while – this video gives the deepest insight into the universe at the confluence of art and spirituality.” – Govinda Rajan
“Ananda! Once in a while we get this feeling. But its for a very little time. What humans would like to do is to extend it – make it infinite. And that infinite ecstasy is Krishna. Ananda is THE final abode. So my idea is to express him as joy personified. The celebration. He enjoys life despite the fact that he is always in trouble!” – Keshav
Keshav is a cartoonist and painter living in Chennai, South India. A prolific and imaginative artist, devoted to Lord Krishna, daily he Tweets a new image of Krishna @keshav61. In this video interview for Nāmarūpa, Keshav talks about his evolution as an artist and provides insightful wisdom on the symbolism within Indian art. Music is by G.S. Sachdev, master of the bansuri.
An epic month long pilgrimage from Varanasi and Vrindavan through Haridwar, Rishikesh and Uttarkashi and on to Kedarnath and Badrinath and so many places in between (in 6 minutes!). Featuring R. Sharath Jois and Saraswati Jois leading the Ashtanga Yoga Sadhana Retreat in Uttarkashi, Himalayas. October 2015. Presented by NAMARUPA and BROOME STREET TEMPLE.
NAMARUPA YATRA 2015
In the summer of 2014 Namarupa Yatra Divine went to Puri, Odisha on the Bay of Bengal to witness the world famous Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra. Lord Jagannath, His Brother Lord Balarama and their sister the Lady Subhadra ascend their incredible chariots and proceed from their huge Jagannath Puri Temple for 3 kilometers down the Grand Road to take their annual summer vacation in the Gundica Temple. We had grandstand seats right at the starting area of the great chariot festival and spent the entire day enthralled and captivated by the love, joy and spontaneous devotion. More than a million devotees thronged the Grand Road. This short video is offered at the Feet of the Lord.