If none of your prayers has been working, here's one possible reason. You've got
it all wrong. The protocol, that is. Praying is as much a matter of order as it
is about ardor, it would seem. And here's a made easy.
Bharata Natyalaya, a dance institute, is celebrating its 12th anniversary today. On this occasion, Chitra Narayan, the dance director of the institute, is arranging a dance ballet where the sub-junior, junior and senior students of the institute will perform.
The students will present "Shanmadam" (ways and forms of prayer), choreographed by Narayan herself. This is a modified version of the "Shanmadam" originally written by the saint Adi Shankaracharya. The dance ballet will show the sequence in which prayers should be offered. As per tradition, prayers should be offered first to the Guru, and should be followed by those to Vinayaka, Kumaraswamy, Surya, Vishnu Murthy, Nataraja and Shakti.
Under the seniors' category, Krishna Priya, Laxmi, Soumini, Noubat, Shailabala and Rohini will present Thillana, Varnam, Pushpanjali and Krishna Swagatham. The juniors Pratima, Radhika, Vilasini, Sravanthi and Srinath will present Varnam and a prayer to Subramanya Swamy and Shiva, while dancing on a mud pot. The sub-juniors Urmila, Pratima, Dhanuja, Varsha and Soumya will present a Ganapathi prayer and a Bramhamokate prayer.
Please contact Chitra Narayan at 373-5466 for further details.