On the occasion of its 32nd anniversary, Yuvakalavahani is organising Dharma Natakotsavam, a festival of stage plays on Dharma (responsibility), from 28th to 30th December, at the Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University auditorium. A mythological play and two epic plays will be staged during the 3 days of the festival.
Today, the 2nd day, Yuvakalavahini is staging Swami Vivekananda, an epic play written by P V Krishna Murthy and directed by Patro. The chief guest for the evening is Padmabhushan and Gnanpeeth Awardee Dr. C Narayana Reddy.
Swami Vivekananda, known in his pre-monastic life as Narendranath Dutta, was born in 1863, in a well-to-do spiritual family in Kolkata. After the death of his guru Ramakrishna Paramahansa in 1886, Vivekananda took over the monastry and lead the life of Sanyasa. He was deeply moved to see the appalling poverty and backwardness of the masses, and was the first religious leader in India to understand and openly declare that the real cause of India's downfall was the neglect of the masses.
Vivekananda preached his teachings to the rural masses of the country, travelling far and wide, often by foot. His teachings are still followed by many. It was his lecture at the Parliament of Religions in 1893, in Chicago, that made him a global preacher overnight and a messenger of Indian wisdom to the Western world. During his short life of 39 years, he preached his guru's Vedanta all the world.
The entry is free for everyone. Please contact Y K Nageshwara Rao at 99086-30555 for further details.