Osho World Celebrates a Dancing God during Krishna Week

News Release
July 13

Krishna is a dancing God, says Osho. And to celebrate the joy and laughter and song, Osho World will hold its Krishna Week from 6 August to 12 August, 2001 at its galleria in Ansal Plaza, New Delhi.

Decorated with the turquoise colours of the flute playing God, Osho’s discourses on Krishna will be highlighted with devotional music in praise of this dancing God in addition, special meditations held daily.

The week long festivities will be inaugurated by His Excellency Shri Krishankant, the Vice-President of India and climax with Janamashtmi celebrations on 12 August.

Well known sculptor Radhakrishan has created special sculptors of Lord Krishna in an exuberant, dancing pose for this event. Last year, Krishna Week was inaugurated by well know dancer Sonal Mansingh who posed as Krishna devotee complete with a peacock feather crown and a flute.

Osho says, “Krishna is with a flute, arrayed in a dancing robe, with a crown of peacock feathers and surrounded by beautiful women… and dancing! That seems to be truer… it makes more sense because it makes more celebration possible.

To be religious is to be in celebration; that’s what I teach. Long faces should disappear. More dancing, more singing, more joy, should enter the soul because that is the only door from where we again become one with god; again we contact the divine.

The flute is life, love, song, signifying celebration. Krishna is the only god in the world’s mythology who is a dancing god, and the world needs a dancing god. … People are suffering so much; they need a little dance, they need a little celebration. My approach towards religion is that of dance and laughter and song. Krishna is the only person in the whole history of human consciousness who is tremendously in love with life, with the poetry of life, with the music of life, with the dance of life. He is not at all life-negative, he is very affirmative.

And he accepts life as it is; he does not put god and the world as opposites. God is not separate from the world, god is in the world… god is the world! So the world has to be lived in and loved. Krishna is a blending of contradiction, a beautiful synthesis of all contradictions.”

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