Love in times of hatred and violence
Bhubaneswar: At the difficult times of hatred in the world, what a pure heart needs is true love. The eternal and sacred bond of love can be between a man and a woman, Lord and devotee or it between humans and animals, not to forget love for country. With the rising issues of communal violence and environmental pollution, there is a much needed trust and care among humans and between human beings and mother nature.
Love is not just a feeling, it’s an emotion that comes from deep recesses of one’s heart. Love is not about a relationship between a man and a woman, it’s a lot more than that.
Odishatv.in celebrates this eternal bonding by talking to celebrities and people who matter, on their understanding of love in their areas of expertise – art, literature, music and dance.
Odissi Guru Padmashri Aruna Mohanty says, ” There are various definitions of love. Love between a mother and a son, between Radha and Krishna and between the Lord and a devotee, all these love forms can be expressed through Odissi dance.”
Similarly, well-known litterateur professor Jatin Nayak explains, “Love has been a central theme in literature since time immemorial. Man-woman relationship has been depicted in many great epics, stories , novels and poems.”
“Love is an integral part of music. Love and music are very closely related to each other and Sri Krishna’s flute is the best example,” informed noted singer and chief executive of Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre Sangeeta Gosain.
According to Odissi doyen Ileana Citaristi, “Dance always gives the message of love. Different shades of love have been depicted through dance.”