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 was 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. The South Indian Cultural Association (SICA) is presenting this program of its as part of SICA's monthly programs. Veteran Surabhi artists like R Dasaradhi Rao, R Bhoja Raju and V Venkata Rao will take part in the program.
Arjuna's son Abhimanyu falls in love with Balarama's daughter Sasirekha. Balarama is against the marriage since Abhimanyu doesn't have any kingdom to inherit, and moreover since 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 while the original is romancing 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.
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