Sri Puligadda Ramachandra Rao Gari Kala Vedika, in association with Vivekananda Nagar Cultural Association, is staging a Telugu mythological drama Sri Krishna Rayabaram, at Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, on 11th July.
After finishing their 13 years of exile, the Pandavas dutifully send an envoy to Hastinapur with the message that Indraprastha that rightfully belongs to them be returned, but the messenger is humiliated in the court. Duryodhana sends a strong message in return to fight and get back their kingdom. War is now imminent and both the camps have started preparing.
Krishna then explains to the Pandavas that peace can still be the best solution. Having convinced the Pandavas after a vehement argument, Krishna decides to go to Hastinapur as the peace messenger of the Pandavas in a final attempt to stave off a disastrous war, and so proceeds to the royal court at Hastinapur.
At the palace, Krishna, accompanied by Bhishma, is led to the chamber where Dhritarasthra, Duryodhana, Shakuni, Karna, Dushasana and Vidura are waiting to welcome him. Krishna refuses the offer of staying and dining with Duryodhana stating that he has come as a peace ambassador and instead opts to stay with the minister Vidura.
The following day at the court, Krishna puts forward the peace proposal stating that peace would be the best solution to the feud in the family. The consequences of war would be disastrous for both the parties. In order to maintain peace, he requests Duryodhana to at least give five villages, one for each of the Pandava brothers.
Duryodhana rejects the offer outright and tells Krishna to convey the Pandavas that if they have some courage and strength, they should come into the battlefield to fight it out. Krishna threatens Duryodhana that he and his entire family would be decimated and even his mother would not have enough tears to cry. This enrages Duryodhana who in a fit of rage orders the palace guards to bind Krishna and throw him into prison.
As the guards advance to capture the unarmed Krishna, suddenly they see a profusion of Krishnas, the Vishwaroopa (cosmic form) of the Lord. After that, the Lord leaves the court and promises to meet Duryodhana in battlefield.
T Nagireddy as Lord Krishna, K Purnachandra Rao as Duryodhana, M Arjun Rao as Karna, and E S R Murthy, Malladi Bhaskar, Malladi Gopal, G Sekhar, B Narayana Swamy and Turlapati Ramachandra Rao complete the remaining cast.
On this occasion, singer and theatre actor Akkiraju Sundara Ramakrishna will be felicitated by V L N Chariar, a renowned theater personality, singer and composer. The chief guest for the evening is Padmabhushan and Gnanpeeth awardee Dr C Narayana Reddy. Ex-MLA P Manikya Reddy, founder of Aradhana G Venkat Reddy and President of Sri Kalanidhi Cultural Association Y S N Sarma, are the other guests.
Please contact the venue at 2763-8241 for further details.