Krishna gets angry at a complete mistake, swears revenge, and come close to ending the world. Just enjoy this drama on stage without asking questions.
On the occasion of its 29th anniversary, Kinnera Art Theatres is organising 29 days of Telugu stage dramas from different parts of the state, at Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, from 9th November to 7th December. As part of the 19th day of celebrations, Sri Krishnarjuna Yuddham is being staged today.
The mythological drama begins with Krishna performing his Soorya Namaskaram. A gandharva named Gaya, flying overhead in his vimana, spits out chewed betel that lands in Krishna's hands, sending him ballistic and making him take an oath to kill the gandharva, to avenge the insult.
With no one to stop the Lord, Gaya runs to Arjuna and begs for his life. In true Kshatriya spirit, Arjuna offers his promise to save him, before even ascertaining what the problem is. Once he realizes that his adversary is none other than Krishna, he bemoans his fate, but refuses to back down from his obligation.
The accidental adversaries Krishna and Arjuna meet in the battlefield. Arjuna starts the battle by respectfully saluting Krishna. When this is rejected by his Lord, the verbal battle heats up, before the real battle starts.
As the battle continues, the adversaries use more and more powerful weapons, till the earth faces the threat of becoming consumed. Narada then hurries to Shiva to request his intervention. Shiva descends and separates the combatants. Krishna reveals that this was all a test of Arjuna, and all live happily ever after.
Kinnera Art Theatres was started in 1977, and has since organised various programs, including musical nites, classical dances and vocals, felicitations and releases of books. It has served as a platform for many upcoming artistes, and has at the same time provided recognition and appreciation for established ones. Dr R Prabhakar Rao, IPS, is the chairman of the association, while M Raghuram is its dedicated secretary.
Please contact M Raghuram of Kinnera Art Theatres at 98660-57777 for further details.