Monday, December 26, 2011

Rock Music In Upcoming Buddhist Festival

The youth rock Band Dhamma Wings is ready to electrify the audiences with their mystical performance at the Buddha Festival 2012. The contemporary trend of rock music will be blended with the Buddhist culture and heritage in a three-hour show in the four-day Buddha Festival at Nagpur.

Nagpur Buddhist Centre ( NBC), a unit of Triratna Boudha Mahasanga is organizing the festival from January 26 at Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur. The attraction for this festival's archaic ambience would be a 50-feet high structure, which is conceptualized by artist and stage designer Digambar Bagde. The structure will resemble the statue of Buddha in Bodhgaya, Bihar.

The chief coordinator of the fest, Ritayush said, "The teachings of Buddha are very relevant in the contemporary age, hence this festival is an attempt to propagate peace, harmony and compassion in the society. Also attempt is being made to promote principles of Buddha through rock singing, as there was a very good response from youth in attending the gala in 2011."

The theme for the event runs around life of Buddha, based on which artists from Mumbai, Lucknow and Ujjain will present cultural programs. Scintillating collection of paintings and sculptures of Buddha by Dilip Wankhede will be exhibited.