Nine Fish Art Gallery    7th April - 25th May 2023

Nine Fish Art Gallery,
Dot Line Space Art Foundation
in association with
Backwaters Collective
Metamorphosis Theatre & Films

The Divine Leela: Narayana Guru’s Verses to the Goddess
Designed and Directed by Dr. Omkar Bhatkar

O Mother, Your sacred limbs precede the earth,
So say the silent sages. They are unable to say
anything else, and Your word now comes to me
as this silent state, and reverberates here.

Narayana Guru (1854 Р1928) composed a compact body of writing in prose and verse of exceptional potency. These are stimulating, deep and original explorations, entryways into a profound appreciation of the human condition. Though he wrote poems exploring diverse themes ranging from the soul to Shiva. The Divine Leela is delicately crafted by hand-picking his poems on the goddess described through the idea of elemental, existential and mystical  poems talking about the luminous play of the self and the Song of Kundalini.
The evening flows with hymns offered to the eternal goddess creating a melange of music, movement, poetry, and mysticism. The experience is designed and directed by Omkar Bhatkar based on the newest translation of Narayana Guru’s poems titled ‘Cry in the Wilderness’ by Vinaya Chaitanya’.

“The Divine Leela is a meditative experience.” -Meher Pestonji

“Poetry is the exalted language of sensitive souls which unravels in the divine leela”
– Shibani Sachdeva

“An absolutely immersive poetic experience”
– Dr. Meher Bhoot

Both shows have limited seating