For theater lovers in town, here's vivaaha bhojanambu. It's the oldest theater
group in the country presenting the most popular mythological tale ever for the
Surabhi is the oldest theater group in India, started sometime in the 1890s by
Vannarusu Govind Rao. A few decades later, this group split into 3 sub-groups.
Only one of them survives now, and is called the Sri Venkateshwara Natyamandali.
Aaradhana, a social and cultural organization is conducting this group's 65th
anniversary celebrations at Sri Thyagaraja Gana Sabha this month.
The veteran Surabhi artists of the group R Dasaradhi Rao, R Bhoja Raju and V Venkata
Rao will be honored on the occasion. The artists of the group will then present
a play called Maya Bazaar.
Arjuna's son Abhimanyu falls in love with Balarama's daughter Sasirekha. Balarama is against the marriage as Abhimanyu doesn't have any kingdom to inherit, and moreover his father is in exile. Krishna advises Abhimanyu to approach Bheema's son Ghatotkacha for help. Ghatotkacha, with his magical powers, transforms himself into Sasirekha, and starts staying in the kingdom, as the original is romancing with Abhimanyu.
Abhimanyu in due course marries Sasirekha with Krishna's blessings. Unaware of all this, Balarama arranges his daughter's marriage with Duryodhana's son. But the bride appears as a ghost to the groom, and he runs away in fear. Angered by this, Balarama vows to kill Abhimanyu, but Krishna intervenes and pacifies him.
The Minister for Information N Sivaprasad, the BC Welfare Minister N Narasimha
Rao and other dignitaries will be there for the function. Please contact Venkat
Reddy at 750-0468/658-1369 for further details.