Art and design are central to the Raga Approach. Even though it is fluid and subjective, the aesthetic remains connected to and contributes to the experience. Aesthetic experience is not only about the visual art perceived from a detached vantage, but also includes, especially at Raga Svara, the therapeutic experience, the architectural experience, the culinary experience and the cultural and philosophical experience.
The following picture shows one design motif that represents Raga and its philosophy in certain ways. Gond art is a form of folk & tribal art that is practiced by one of the largest tribes in India — the Gond — who are predominantly from Madhya Pradesh, but also settled in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha. The work of Gond artists is rooted in their folk tales and culture, and thus storytelling is a strong element of every painting.
With the help of our team of designers and artists, we are creating original works of art that represent the aesthetic experience at Raga Svara. Each piece of work has been made to represent an element of Raga.
The lived experience, negotiated within the built environment, is central to our thinking about the purpose and experience of Raga Svara. A few months ago our founder shared his views on architecture, education and philosophy at a TEDx Talk (you can view that here).
The Treatment Center
We are a world class retreat with some of the best spaces for healing, yoga, meditation, culture and residences. One of the spaces at the retreat is Prakriti, the treatment centre. Prakriti will be central to our “Therapeutic Wellbeing” approach. At Raga, we practice authentic Ayurveda with Ayurvedic doctors of national and international repute. Our in house Ayurvedic College and Hospital serve patients from all over the state. Prakriti is nestled deep within the Raga Svara campus and is only open to our retreat guests. Raga Svara is bringing ancient Indian medicine within a world class campus.
The Yoga Centre
Antara is the Yoga Centre at Raga Svara. Yoga is one of the core therapeutic experiences at Raga Svara. We had to build a space which honours this critical importance of the space. This beautiful painting gives a sense of the place that Antara will be. Antara is nestled within a Chikoo orchard. There some Mango trees as well which grow through the roof of Antara.
Living at Raga Svara is an expereince that is designed to bring you closer to nature. While being luxurious, the residences are built in harmony with local ecology.
Anuraga is the first space you go to when you enter the campus. As with all spaces in the campus, Anuraga is designed with co-existence and harmony as its central elements. Anuraga is place to come together. It is adjoined by a big open plaza, which is nestled between old Banyan trees.
Anahata is a place to come together for shared experiences such as dining. Swimming pool and lounges offer spaces to relax and reflect individually and in groups.
The Culture centre
The Meditation Centre