Concluding Session of 3rd Mystic Kalinga Festival

Chilka: On the third and final day of world’s biggest festival of Mysticism, Mythology, Poetry, Music And Spiritual Literature Mystic Kalinga , Bollywood actress Anu Choudhury said ,”All kinds of literature cannot be made into cinema, only some literature can be made as cinema, as it is difficult to depict all emotions found in literature into cinema.”

Participating in a panel discussion titled Nature, Literature and Creativity here, she said,” Creativity is intertwined in Nature as one who understands Nature, knows what Life and Creativity is.”

Ceativity needs patronage to survive in the society in form of work for art. But commercialization defeats the very purpose. “So money invested in creativity should be used judiciously,” said Professor Sachidananda Mohanty, Vice Chancellor of Koraput Central University during the panel discussion.

During the discussion Prof.Mohanty welcomed the decision of state government to deny operation of SeaPlane in Chilka Lake saying it would destroy the scenic beauty of Chillika, which was once a source of inspiration for many Odia literary creations. The Union Government had proposed operation of Sea Plane in Chilika to promote tourism.

Prof Bishnu Mohapatra and singer Susmita Das also deliberated their idea of nature and creativity during the panel discussion.

On the concluding day of Mystic Kaling Festival, a poetry recitation season was held where many local poets participated under the moderation of Odia poet Debapriya Priyadarshi Chakra.

In English Bhakti poetry recitation session, famous poet Arudnahti Subramanian,
along with Jerry Pinto, Indira Peterson read English translation of Rahim, Tukaram and Janabai.


About Mystic KalingaFestival:It should be noted that for the last three years Mystic Kalinga Festival has set a global benchmark in literary festivals. This year more than 100 celebrities from the worlds of literature, music, cinema, dance, theatre will assemble in the temple city of Odisha to deliberate on the theme of “FROM THE CARNAL TO THE COSMIC: A Celebration of Bhakti Poetry” at the Mystic Kalinga Festival: A Festival of Verse, Music, Dance and Discussion to be held in Bhubaneswar and Chilka from January 5th to 7th 2019.

Mystic Kalinga Festival (MKF) returns to the temple city, smart city, the sports city and the city of culture and spirituality, the capital city of Bhubaneswar. During the three days in the first week of the New Year, the city will witness hundreds of renowned poets and creative artists reciting and performing at the event. Eminent writers and Odisha’s Living Legends like Shri Sitakant Mahapatra, Shri Ramakanta Rath, Smt. Pratibha Ray et al will join the festival as Guests of Honour and speakers.

Every year the Mystic Kalinga Festival hosts a variety in books, themes, subjects and its dense ideas representing literature. The festival promises to give you a deep idea about literature both in India and the world. Welcome to a festival that unpacks the many nuances of this strange and fascinating condition called bhakti, and to a conclave of extraordinary talents, perspectives and performances.

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