BHAKTI POETRY IN MUSIC AND DANCE
24th March, 2016
A mesmerising performnce by Gordon Korstange on South Indian Flute, Joel Eisenkramer on Hindustani Slide Guitar and Madhumita Padnaik is improvised dancing to the narrative of the poetry read in English during the performance.
Bhakti movement refers to the theistic devotional trend that emerged in medieval Hinduism. It originated in the seventh-century Tamil South India (now parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala), and spread northwards.
The meaning of the term Bhakti is analogous but different than Kama. Kama connotes emotional connection, sometimes with sensual devotion and erotic love. Bhakti, in contrast, is spiritual, a love and devotion to religious concepts or principles, that engages both emotion and intellection.