Arja Saraswati Puja

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Music / Singing - Performance

Date & Time: Saturday, February 25, 2023
2:00 PM-3:30 PM, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult
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Prior Performing Arts Center
One College Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Cost: General: $25 / Holy Cross faculty & staff: $10 / Students with valid id: $5 Card to Culture Discount: EBT and WIC cardholders can receive up to four discounted tickets at $5 each; call, email, or visit the Arts Transcending Borders website to learn m
Description: A contemporary Balinese performance piece.

Featuring Sanggar Seni Citta Usadhi (Bali, Indonesia) and New Atlantic Chamber Gamelan (U.S.A.)

Arja Saraswati Puja tells the story of the powerful King Watugunung, who rules the Kundadwipa kingdom with Lord Brahmas blessing. Unbeknownst to the king, his most beautiful wife, Dewi Shinta, is actually his own mother. When Dewi Shinta recognizes that she has committed a grave wrong by marrying her son, she sends him to heaven on a futile quest to locate and capture the divine goddess Nawangsasih to be her maidservant. But Dewi Nawangsasihs husband, the great Lord Wisnu, does not wish to surrender his beloved partner, so he transforms into the mighty Rudramurti, mounts a fierce battle, and expels King Watugunung  defeated and unconscious  from the heavens. After several days, King Watugunung awakens with divine awareness and repents for his wrongdoings. Honoring this enlightenment, the Lord Brahma sends the Goddess Saraswati to light the earth with knowledge.
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Entered by: Arts Transcending Borders at College of the Holy Cross

Created: February 9, 2023 at 4:07 PM

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