Two presentations by Aparajita Barai at Unity Pavilion


Demystifying the Indian Deities
12th January – 5 pm to 7 pm
at Unity Pavilion
by Aparajita Barai (www.belovedindia.com)
Contact: 8860811953

Why is Saraswati in white attire? Why does Durga have 10 hands? Why is owl the vehicle of Lakshmi? What do the gods and goddesses mean and why are they so many in number? Can the deities be useful in our daily lives or are they just part of our rituals? In a step by step manner, as we pick up the visual language through the understanding of colours, symbols, metaphors and personifications, we will gradually get closer to the secret messages the deities hold for us.

 

Revising Gender through Shiv and Shakti
18th January – 5 pm to 7 pm at Unity Pavilion
at Unity Pavilion
by Aparajita Barai (www.belovedindia.com)
Contact: 8860811953

In a time when gender-bias and gender identifications are words of great importance, what does this ancient concept say about that?  What is Shiv and what is Shakti? What is “Purush” and what is “Prakriti”? What do the masculine and feminine counterparts contribute to in the macrocosmic and microcosmic nature of us.