Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Garbha- Garba (ગરબા in Gujarati) is an Indian form of dance that originated in the Gujarat region. Garba is performed in a circle as a symbol of the Hindu view of time. The rings of dancers revolve in cycles, as time in Hinduism is cyclical. As the cycle of time revolves, from birth, to life, to death and again to rebirth, the only thing that is constant is the Goddess, that one unmoving symbol in the midst of all of this unending and infinite movement. The dance symbolizes that God, represented in feminine form in this case, is the only thing that remains unchanging in a constantly changing universe (jagat).
 In this poem I've tried to describe the ecstasy that comes with doing garbha

Go around in a dancing circle
And celebrate the joy of living, the
Rhythm of divine energy that
Bursts and crackles through every atom
Hovering in your body. Then transcend your joy
And melt into the metaphysical.


  1. madhumakhi,

    There is a great feeling of wellbeing and spiritual goodness flowing from your poem.

    Eileen :)

  2. I really like this, can almost see the energy.

  3. beautiful energy Restoration in our body.

    amazing writing.

  4. This gives me a beautiful, flowing feeling of peacefulness. Thank you.

  5. Great post...I liked the way you write,because its unique and simple.

  6. we are all a part of everything

  7. Ohhh, 'melt into the metaphysical', what a beautiful idea.