Prayer Flags or Patakas
My installation is inspired from the practice and philosophical virtues of these rituals. A salutation to Nature or you can say a poem to Nature.
Krishna gayatri – This poem is in praise of the mythological lord Krishna. In the Vedas, he is the form of Vishnu who is god of prosperity. The symbol is Chakra and is responsible for the nurturing of all beings. Also associated with water and wind. Each of the hymns is thanking for these elements. They also praise the feeling of satisfaction one has when the quench is fulfilled by drinking water. At the same time the poem applauds the god for the rain cycle.
Vruksha prashansa – PRAISING THE TREE. This poem praises the beauty of a tree. The mighty trunk, the rustling leaves and serenity it brings to oneself. It also applauds the greatness of the tree for providing food, shelter, and clothing. The unconditional love it showers on all the beings on earth.
Suraya Namaskar – Literal meaning is greetings to the Sun. It is a combination of Yoga exercises and the mantra. , we offer our most humble obeisance to the great source without which, our lives would not be possible. Their hymn narrates the strength and energy that is derived from the Sun. It says that our body and soul humbly bow before you and we are eternally grateful to you.
Nagamstotrum – This is a special hymn for the snakes. It also represents the rodents and other small animals that are part of our ecosystem. The poem applauds and respects their existences. This hymn is a salutation to every creature. Every being is there for a reason, it teaches you and has an impact on your life.