From May 19 to 22, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Prefito Paulo Rates Municipal Park in Itipawa hosts the first Festival of Vedanta and Self-Enlightenment, one of the largest spirituality and self-knowledge events in the country. There is one, including free and paid. Yoga, meditation activities and other practices of the Vedic tradition. Register to participate in the event in this website,
This initiative comes from Institut Vishwavidyalaya, which, through the study of Vedanta over eight years, in partnership with the Consulate General of India, is taking the name of Petropolis to the world with the support of Tourispetro.
Apart from yoga and meditation practices, the festival will include many activities like Vedanta, music, dance, specialty foods, crafts, children’s entertainment, indigenous culture. Most programming is free, but there will be some paid activities.
Indian culture is based on Vedas, hence it is also called Vedic tradition. The Vedas are a book of millennium spiritual knowledge, without a religious nature. Many knowledge arose from these which are popular in the world today like astrology, yoga, ayurveda etc. “Vedanta is the name of the deepest knowledge of the Vedas which speaks of the liberation of man, about the life journey of a person in search of happiness. It brings the tools for personal transformation, which is open to everyone in this spiritual quest. is available to you”, says Professor Jonas Masetti, one of the ambassadors of the Vedic tradition in South America and founder of the Vishwavidya Sansthan.
In addition, the festival aims to highlight the diversity of knowledge, practices and traditions of people of African, Brazilian, American and Indian origin. Presentations and festivals of the ancestral culture of different civilizations will be celebrated. “Mother India extended her hand to the indigenous culture of Brazilians and others, helping to highlight their values and their contribution to humanity,” Professor Jonas said.
Eight thousand people are expected to visit the festival in four days of the event. In addition to the large location and central location in Itaipawa, the city park was also chosen for its green area, ideal for carrying out practices. A main tent will hold lectures, classes and exercises with professors from around the world, such as in India and Portugal. Other smaller tents will also have parallel shows featuring Indian and Brazilian vegetarian dishes, so that visitors can spend the entire day at the event.