As Sri Sri celebrates his 57th birthday this May 13th, it is a time for many around the world to pause and reflect.
Since 1981, Sri Sri has been working towards a vision : a stress-free, violence-free world. He has once said: "I have a crazy idea... a world without violence. This may appear to be hoping for Utopia but we need to dream and we will get there."
What appears to be utopian is now a deep desire of thousands of volunteers around the world who have been touched by Sri Sri's philosophy and vision.
To paint a vision is one thing. To actually drive it with all your energies is another. This is what Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been doing for over 31 years.
On May 13th 2013, this spirit of celebration will resound in many Art of Living centres in 152 countries on the world map. Meditation is a daily practice for these volunteers and they will come together on this day to meditate for peace. Many centers have also pledged service activities around this time.
We are honored and delighted to invite you to the grand celebrations coinciding with the 57th Birthday of Sri Sri at the Art of Living International Center, Bangalore.
'Karnataka Vaibhava', a 2 - day state level event is being celebrated on the occasion of Sri Sri's birthday
12th May 2013 : Grama Devata Utsav Largest congregation of 1008 Grama Devatas (Venerable Deities)
As part of the 'Karnataka Vaibhava',1008 Gods and Goddesses will convene for a Gram Devata Utsav. The event will highlight the importance of Grama Devatas (village deities) from all over Karnataka, a step towards reviving the 'Grama Devata Utsav' which is fast losing its significance.
13th May 2013 : 'Sri Sri Awards' will be conferred upon on 25 people from the state of Karnataka for their valuable contribution in the fields of education, music, rural development, environment, etc.
Birthday special satsang and Bhagavad Gita talk by Sri Sri
Cultural Celebrations event, satsang : 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Rudra Puja : 7:00 am - 8:30 am (complimentary - open to all on www.youtube.com/artoflivingtv)
'Sri Sri Awards' distribution, dance program and satsang : 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm -
For any other queries, please mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or Call : +91 80 67262626 / 27 / 28.
13 May: 6:00 pm IST onwards on Sanskar, MH-1 Music TV Channel