Ayodhya Foundation is currently engaged in telling the untold story of Saraswati, with deep research from the Vedas. Presented as an Odissi Opera of 45 minutes in 4 sections.
Is she a myth? Is she a mystery?
Is she a river? Is she history? Is she a Goddess?
Is she wisdom? Is she a civilisation?
Saraswati Untold is aimed at rekindling our dormant pride in the ancient most, continuous civilization, the Saraswat or the Saraswati civilization. The civilization that originated on the banks of a mighty river flowing with full ferocity, around which the settlements took birth and the wisdom of the Vedas were revealed to the rishis settled on her banks.
It can be said that Saraswati was the cradle of the Indian civilization. As she began to dry, the settlers around her started moving towards the Gangetic plains and the Indus valley/ Sindh. The Indus valley people were technologically so advanced because of the wisdom of their Saraswat lineage.
In Rig Veda, Saraswati appears 72 times, 45 of its hymns shower praises on her. Yajur Veda has 68 hymns, Sam Veda has only two verses
about the Saraswati that indicate her decline in the
size and flow. The Mahabharata has
235 mentions for Saraswati
and considers her to
be the most sacred
Bhagavata Purana 10.34.1-18, refers to Ambikavana
on the banks of Saraswati. Padmapurana 32,
105 refers to the Gangobheda tirtha, meeting place of the
river Sarasvati and Ganga.
C R E D I T S
This magnificient story of Saraswati is meticulously researched,
conceptualized and produced by Ms Meenakshi Sharan while the music is composed by Guru Ram Haridas ji and choreographed by Guru Bichitra Nand Swain, maestros from Odisha.
Here is a show case of SARASWATI UNTOLD, the Odissi Opera.
It is spread over 4 sections Mangalacharan, Abhinaya, Pallavi and Moksha.