The 9th World Haiku Festival
- The 9th World Haiku Festival
Bangalore, February 2008
vast is the ocean of sacred words
which enlightens the universe
with divine vision
We, The World Haiku Club India, are nurturing dreams of holding The
9th WORLD HAIKU FESTIVAL in INDIA.
We propose to have a three-day festival on 23rd, 24th and 25th of
February 08 at H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji's The Art Of Living Ashram
at Bangalore, the Garden city of India
India, a land of cultural and deep-rooted traditions has known haiku
from the time of Sri. Rabindranath Tagore. Unfortunately, it is now
relatively unknown as a practicing form of poetry and children in
schools and colleges hardly know the existence of this nature /
season's poetry! One of the aims of holding this World Haiku Festival
in India is to create an opportunity to get to know the poets of the
world and to build awareness for this ancient form of poetry in our
We are expecting that a festival of this kind would stir-up a lot of
interest both in the minds of Japanese haiku poets as well as haiku
poets world over for haiku is deeply entrenched in the `present
moment' riding on the lines of Zen which as you all know, has its
roots in Buddhism, which traces its roots to Vedanta.
We are in the process of crystallizing the three days event, the time
we would be together. But I felt that I needed to inform you well in
advance so that you could plan out your trip to India. Bangalore is
known for its temples and its scenic beauty and if you have the time
and the inclination, then the Taj Mahal and the Buddhist places of
interest can definitely be included in your itinerary!
We have the Buddhist caves of Ajanta and Ellora, close to Bombay. We
can suggest a good reliable travel agent for your sight seeing
covering the Taj and Agra, Delhi and Rajasthan.
February is a good time to be in India, the weather would be most
congenial and pleasant. Aditya the Sun God, would be his most
I am looking forward to hearing a positive reply from you.
For any further details,
please contact me at kalaramesh8@...
In haiku friendship,