An International Festival of Poetry and Performances, in Bhubaneswar on December 22-23 2017
· Over 100 poets, performers, writers to join Mystic Kalinga
· 10 poets from the Philippines to attend Mystic Kalinga
· Mystic Kalinga Literary Awards Instituted, to award three eminent and emerging writers in three languages; in Odia, in an Indian language and in one International Language.
Bhubaneswar: Mystic Kalinga, an international festival of poetry and performances will be held in Bhubaneswar during December 22-23, 2017. World renowned mystic and yogi Sadhguru will inaugurate the Mystic Kalinga. Central Theme of Mystic Kalinga is Transcending Boundaries. Central theme of Mystic Kalinga is derived from the Odia word “Aseema” which in English refers to Transcending Boundaries. Aseema (aslo written as Asima), is also used in Sanskrit and Hindi. In Odia this means without boundaries. Translated into English it refers to limitlessness, indefinite, boundless, universal and unlimited.
Mystic Kalinga is an emerging platform of poets and performers designed to promote young mind’s participation in art, culture and creative dialogue with the past, present and future.
Sadhguru will join Mystic Kalinga as the Chief Guest and Key Note Speaker. He will speak on his book and reflect upon his literary and spiritual journey. Leading poet, writer and co-author with Sadhguru, Ms. Arundhathi Subramaniam will discuss with Sadhguru on his new book Adiyogi: The Source of Yoga. It should be noted that Sadhguru is a ‘realized yogi, mystic and visionary’, a globally revered spiritual leader, who has recently launched Rally for Rivers, a much appreciated nation-wide public awareness campaign and movement to restore and revitalize the Indian rivers.
There will be multi-lingual poetry sessions in Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and English. Local folk artists will also have a performance during the festival.
Announcing the festival, Mystic Kalinga – Director and Founder, Mr. Rashmi Ranjan Parida said, “Literature has the potential to connect a divided society and it can transform self-centeredness to world-centeredness. Kalinga Literature Festival was launched in 2014 to celebrate this potential of literature. Mystic Kalinga, an international festival of poetry and performances, emerged out of the need to connect to people’s hearts through poems, songs, dances and meditations”.
Leading figures in the Indian literary life like Amaresh Patnaik, Aruna Mohanty , Arundhathi Subramaniam, Ashok Vajpayee, Asit Mohanty, Asutosh Parida, Baladev Maharatha, Cecilia G. Artates, Dr Bijay Rath , Dr Subas Pani, Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee, Durga Prasad Panda, Fani Mohanty, Gayatri Bala Panda, Hariar Mishra, Jacob Isaac, Jayanta Kripalani, Jayanta Mohapatra, Jing Reyna-Jorge, Jitendra Mishra, Kedar Mishra, Keki Daruwala, Kooky Tuason, Marty Tengco, Nila Madab Panda, Noriko Mizusaki, Paramita Satpathy, Pranesh Prasad, Pratibha Ray, Pratibha Satpathy, R.K. Dash, Ramakanta Rath, Ruchita Kazaria, Saira Shah Halim, Saroj Bala, Satyarth Nayak, Sitakanta Mohapatra, Soubagya Mishra, Sri Jiban Pattnaik , Sudarshan Patnaik, Sujit Mohapatra, Surya Mishra, Vikram Nayak, Vinod Dua and others will grace the occasion.
Mystic Kalinga Literary Award has been instituted to recognize and celebrate three prolific writers in Odia, in one Indian language and in one international language. The awardees have been chosen keeping in mind their contribution to their specific language and genres.