Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Jai Hanuman

Son of WindGod Jai Shri 

2nd pg of Presentation@SouthKorea UIKF 2014

Many in India who are a keen kite flying enthusiast do not wish or wanted to be part of the menace and carnage caused by the evil effect and refrain from the death game. This opened a new wave of kiting to regenerate a motion for not just flying  but spending herculian task of endeavouring to create own kites. Kites made with so much patience with an end result of good and big kite fast becoming gaining a creative memontum. But again such kiters or so called kite builders are very small in numbers compared to kiters buying kites spending enormouhs money.

Hence the festivals in India becoming more as show kites festival which are voluntarily supported by the people who witness it with sheer joy of fun and amusement. Soft kites and kites on cultural motifs have identified a place for such shows.

Kites Introduced KiteLife Foundation, India

Kites made by KLF are inculcated from the inspiration of traditional art forms. These kites promote diversity,culture and heritage of India. Such efforts were becoming a boon to those art forms to regenerate motion and recreating interest amongst the audience. The advancement in the urbanisation and movement towards new lifestyle has declined to aspiration towards such art forms which are now confined to somevsetbof communities. KLF is exploring this possiblities of art and giving a fillip thru various kites flying sessions in the country using a medium of vehicle for communication and promotion.

Theyyam, a mythological motif and cultural art form performed in the hindu religion temple, King Mahabali the legendary figure of generosity and an ancient king of state Kerala who beloved to be visiting in the harvest season of Kerala to see and via sit his people, Nettipattam,a decorative caprisoned attire on the forehead to trunk of the great mammal on the our own elephant in the temple during processions and newly made Temple Roof a synchronisation of delta and box giving a resembelence of Desom Shri Anjneya Temple Aluva Kochi are the few made in this direction but ensuring many in the anvil and creator is busy!

Some of these kites are flown in the background of traditional percussion musical sounds, yet again a new ideas which the creator floated when he conducted the first ever Kerala Kite Festival in Jan 2014 at Munambam beach park where his friend Sarvesh Rao's Kathakali kite were flown. Art is a diverse field ranging human activities and products emerged from those artstic works are intelligently turned out to be the creations of kites. Kite inculcated from the art focusses primarily on visual arts which includes the creation of images or objects in fields of drawing and making in appliqué designs. This is characterized in terms of reflection of life, expression, communication and emotion with the qualities of traditional images showering vibrant beauty and grace.

International Kite Festival in India

Popular is Uttrayan in Ahmdbad but now it is an interest of many states hence there are some new festivals in Eastern, Western and Southern India.

They are Vokkatta Int Kite Festival in Kolkata,  Pune Intl Kite Festival in Pune and two new International Kite Festival in Southern India.

Kite fully yours
Rajesh Nair
KiteLife Foundation

the presentation @ Usieong County UIKF 2014

UIKF 2014 Where I had presentaion before the invited members and participants in the international forum

India - Kite culture

After its introduction in India, the kites further evolved into the fighter kite, as popularly known where thousands were flown every year on the festivals such as Major sankranthi, also known to be the harvest season of India. This falls in the month of January

As it is popular in the country where it often takes the form kite fighting in which participant string to snag each other's kites or cut other kites down. Fighting kites are usually small flat diamond shape kites made of paper and bamboo. Tails are not used on fighter kites so to bring in agility and maeuverablity are not compromsed. Kite fighting  exists in the northern, western,eastern regions of India, notable for their kite fighting festivals. Kites are flown in roof tops. Other than the spring festivals, Indians fly kite during Republic and Independence days. Some does in the religious days also. For Kerala my state we even fly during Onam our harvest season in Aug September months.

The after effect of kite fighting

The thread which used in kites for fighting has an abrasive material makes the thread very strong and tough . After the kite get cut or cut by the opponent to this evil effect and in the sight of the verdict from Indian courts many try to refrain to use manjha in the festival

Hence next page ...

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