Yaksha, named after celestial beings in Indian mythology, is a spectacular and colorful 7-day feast of music and dance hosted annually by Isha Foundation. Celebrated in the month of February, and attracting thousands of ardent spectators, Yaksha features musical concerts and dance by some of the greatest artistes in India.

The Yaksha festival will begin on March 3rd, and continue for the next seven days, culminating on March 9th. Set amidst the scenic and powerful space of the Dhyanalinga Temple Complex, this year’s ensemble of performances include Carnatic and Hindustani music, Bharatanatyam, and the lilting instrumentals of the Sarod, Sitar and Violin.

 

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March 3rd – 9th

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March 3rdT.N. Krishnan (Carnatic Violin)

Tripunithura Narayan Krishnanis an icon of the melody and reposefulness of music, giving importance to expressional restraint. A Carnatic violinist who was first introduced to music by his father, he was a child prodigy who made his debut concert at the age of eight.

March 4thMalavika Sarukkai (Bharatanatyam Dance)

Malavika Sarukkai is globally acclaimed for her artistic mastery, technique and creative dance choreographies, transporting the viewer to the heart beat of dance.

March 5thAbhishek Lahari (Sarod)

Abhishek Lahiri has risen to prominence as an Indian Classical Sarod Player. He has won the hearts of discerning audiences worldwide with his maturity, depth & perfection.

March 6thUlhas Kashalkar (Hindustani Vocal)

Pandit Ulhas N. Kashalkar is a Hindustani classical vocalist who has received training of the highest order in three distinct prominent gharanas – Gwalior, Agra and Jaipur.

March 7thNishat Khan (Sitar)

Nishat Khan transcends musical barriers with his provocative expression and spellbinding technical mastery. Undeniably the foremost virtuoso of the sitar, he is the torchbearer of seven generations and the 400-year old tradition of India ‘s most renowned musical family.

March 8thVeena Sahasrabuddhe (Hindustani Vocal)

Veena Sahasrabuddhe is a leading Indian vocalist and composer of Hindustani classical music. Her singing style has its roots in Gwalior gharana, but also borrows from Jaipur and Kirana gharanas. She is known as a singer of khayal and bhajan.

March 9thTM Krishna (Carnatic Vocal)

Thodur Madabusi Krishna is a Carnatic music vocalist, hailing from a family of music connoisseurs. He was exposed to South Indian classical music at an early age, his first concert being at the Spirit of Youth series, organized by the Music Academy in Chennai.

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  • KannanR

    Are the Celestial beings(including Shiva) myth or was it real History?
    When the Ram Sethu issue came up the Government of India filed a petition in Supreme court saying Ramayan was Myth and there was no historical proof to it.
    If we ourself propagate it as myth then even God cannot save us. Please reconsider the words used unless we really believe it was only ‘Myth’. If Rama and Krishna would have born in Europe, US or even in Jerusalem they would have known how to preserve the history intact. Ignorance is what has lead us to the place were we are.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Krishna-Raman/1650004335 Krishna Raman

      probably the word ‘mythology’ is what pricking you. if Isha is gonna classify this as myth, they wouldn’t have used the name at all – in my opinion, ‘Indian Mythology’ is popular usage and not so much to do with the real intent of calling them myth.

      • KannanR

        ‘mythical’ means Based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity.
        Myth is an antonym of Reality/Fact.

        I never heard Sadhguru use the word ‘myth’ in context with Yoga, Shiva, Mahabharat etc
        Even in Mahabharat program poster there was a clear map of India with countries/cities of that time. It is based on fact not on myth. After again and again saying that Yoga is a subjective science we cannot go away from facts/truth. The word Mythology is so inbred in our vocabulary because that is what we read, we were told and we were made to believe.
        Please someone clarify this with Sadhguru.