Raga Svara is located in region which has rich cultural and artistic heritage, one of them is Kutchi Embroidery. There are many Sindh-Kutch regional styles of suf, khaarek, and paako, and the ethnic styles of Rabari, Garasia Jat, and Mutava. The image shows Rabari embroidery. Rabari embroidery is unique to the nomadic Rabaris. Essential to Rabari embroidery is the use of mirrors in a variety of shapes. Rabaris outline patterns in chain stitch, then decorate them with a regular sequence of mirrors and accent stitches, in a regular sequence of colours. They also use decorative back stitching, called bakhiya, to decorate the seams of women’s blouses and men’s kediya/jackets. The style, like Rabaris, is ever evolving, and in abstract motifs Rabari women depict their changing world.
Bairagi is one of many “themed” gardens at Raga Svara. Located near Bodhi, the meditation centre, Bairagi has many shade loving plants and shrubs under the canopy of old coconut trees. It is a beautiful place to walk through and reflect.
The presence of the national tree of India – Banyan tree at Raga Svara, makes our campus more beautiful. Banyan tree is an important part of Hindu religion also and has ayurvedic importance as it is beneficial in many skin diseases, lipid disorders, etc. Due to its dense shadow and different structure than other trees, Raagis like to sit under this tree to relax and get peace. Banyan tree is known as ‘Bargad’ in Hindi, ‘Vad’ in Gujarati & ‘Nyagrodh’ in Sanskrit.
Ekayana – The Zen Garden is another peaceful place at Raga Svara surrounded by nature. One can heal, meditate and relax at this garden. Ekayana’s landscape consists of carefully composed arrangements of rocks, trees and bushes. Raagis can rake white sand or gravel here which represents the ripples of water. This mindful physical activity provides peace and calm.
Raga Svara is a campus where you can peacefully hear the chirping of beautiful birds. One of the birds chirping around the campus is the Indian Roller. They are very commonly seen perched along roadside trees and wires and are commonly seen in open grassland and scrub forest habitats.
Central to Raga Svara Approach is Aesthetic Wellbeing, which includes music, dance, theatre and many other forms of performing arts. Mandala is our outdoor performance amphitheater serving as the culture centre. It provides a beautiful setting for cultural experiences at Raga Svara
Flowers & trees have a positive impact on our health. Raga Svara campus is home to incredible diversity of plants and trees. One of them is Flame of the Forest. Its flowers and barks are antibacterial and antifungal. Its flowers prevent skin diseases which occur at the onset of spring. In the Indian festival of color, Holi, flowers are soaked overnight and water is used for bathing/spraying the next day.
Living at Raga Svara is an experience that is designed to bring you closer to nature. While being luxurious, the residences are built in harmony with local ecology.
Raga Svara has a beautiful campus which is enhanced even further by one of the most beautiful bird “Peafowl”. Peafowl inhabits dry deciduous forests, village cultivation, and farm area. It is also the national bird of India.
People of Rajkot form the bedrock of its rich cultural and culinary traditions. Here, people from all walks of life come together in the celebration of life. Rajkot, while being a major city, still enjoys a little laid back approach to life, savouring the flavours and enjoying the festivals.