The festival will be organized by Vishwa Vidya Sansthan in association with the Consulate General of India and City Hall.
by Tribune Editor
Petropolis will host one of the largest spirituality and self-knowledge events in Brazil from May 19 to 22, featuring free and paid activities of yoga, meditation and other practices of the Vedic tradition.
The First Festival of Vedanta and Self-Enlightenment: A Cultural Dive into Different Aspects of India and Its Spiritual Philosophy Held from May 19 to 22, in the Parque de Exposiçes of Itaipawa, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
According to the organizers, admission is free, but some activities on the schedule are paid.
In addition to yoga and meditation practices, participants will be able to attend Indian and indigenous presentations, lectures, mantra classes and courses on the wisdom of the Vedic tradition, which leads millions of people around the world to a lighter and more balanced life.
Over 8,000 people are expected to attend the festival over the four days of the event. 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.
about the culture
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 the individual in the quest for happiness. It brings the tools for personal transformation, which is open to this spiritual quest for all people with an open mind. is available for”, says Professor Jonas Masetti, one of the ambassadors of the Vedic tradition in South America and the founder of the Visva Vidya Sansthan.
The festival offers variety
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. Professor Jonas said, “Mother India extends its hand to the ancestral Brazilian and indigenous culture of other peoples, helping to highlight their values and their contribution to humanity.”