In ancient India, gardens were created as a means of experiencing the underlying nature of all reality. Garden design was based on Mandala or Sacred Geometry.
Plant species that were planted, were selected based on their vibrations or frequencies.
Interaction of the geometric patterns, sounds from chants, together with the plant frequencies, were said to generate shifts in mental states that gave an opportunity to experience the ultimate nature of all existence.
Sadly, this science is now all but lost with only fragments of this powerful knowledge remaining. This program seeks to revive this ancient knowledge in a simpler form that can be experienced by all.
The Mandala Vaatika is an art of garden system derived from ancient Vedic scriptures that, in a unique manner combines the science of sound vibrations (Naad), geometric patterns (Cymatics), plants & their unique frequencies - and becomes a medium for one to experience different dimensions of consciousness when these elements join together.
It not only resonates with the theory of modern Quantum Physics and how wave functions & their vibrations combine to create the physical world around us. It also finds similarities with the ancient cultures from Asia, South America, Middle eastern Arabesque, Christianity and Judaism.
This knowledge being so universal and profound, and yet so simple caters to the intellectual mind of scientists, of those curious individuals wanting to explore different dimensions of life, garden enthusiasts, homemakers and students perfectly well.
Agricultural Scientist and Sustainable Living Architect & Landscapist
Even as a child Dr. Prabhakar Rao was intrigued by the origin of life and everything around it. Sitting up high on the branches of an old guava tree in his parents' home, he would spend hours staring into the sky and years later, when he began his study of agriculture and went on to pursue his PhD in Plant Breeding and Genetics, he would say, I was drawn to farming because it had ‘creation’ as its manual and ‘connection’ as its goal.[Read more...]
Dr. Prabhakar Rao (Curator)