Dances of Manipur: The Classical Tradition
Mandala Publishing Group was established in 1987 to increase awareness of and appreciation for the culture and philosophy of ancient India's Vedic tradition. The Vedas are the oldest and largest body of literature in existence. Although originally an oral tradition, its written language, Sanskrit, is known by linguists as the mother of all languages. The Vedas outline the natural role of individuals in harmony with both the metaphysical and spiritual worlds. Enlightening and inspiring us to progress toward a spiritual goal, Vedic wisdom reminds us of our true nature.
Within the four Vedas, a divine conception of art, music, poetry, theology, medicine, and even economics describes a central aim of uplifting human society toward spiritual fulfillment. The mission of Mandala Publishing Group is to make this great knowledge accessible to today's readers. Mandala sponsors cultural dance performances, art exhibits, and work shops, and funds many architectural preservation projects in India's holy cities.
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A unique contribution to studies in Indian dance.