REVIEW FOR ASTAVADHANAM RECITAL BY KADIMELLA VARAPRASAD AND KOTA LAKSHMINARASIMHA
Take on eight - the knights of letters gear for the battle.
The Andhra Pradesh State Cultural Council is presenting an Astavadhanam Recital By Kadimella Varaprasad And Kota Lakshminarasimha, as a part of 'Avadhana Sapthaham', its programs honoring the legendary poets, the Kopparapu Brothers.
Avadhanam is a literary feat which involves concentration, resonance, command over poetic metres, creativity and wide scholarship. In Astavadhanam, the Avadhani (the scholar) takes on eight subjects posed by Prucchakas (subject scholars) at a time, while in Satavadhanam, he takes hundred subjects at a time.
The two scholars will not use pen or paper to write down the querries of the Prucchakas, using their memories to not only to recite all the questions and answers, but also to identify the scholar who posed the questions.
Please contact the Dept. of Culture at 2324-2482 for further details.