The story of the avataara of a garland of Lord Vishnu, already the subject of a few classic movies, comes alive enacted by Shobha Naidu and her troupe.
Vipranarayana, a re-incarnation of Vishnu's Vaijanti Mala, was leading a pious life stringing garlands for the Lord Ranganatha temple in his village, when a courtesan, goaded by a statement about his staunch brahmacharya, took it upon herself to make him fall madly in love with her. She entered his home and managed to win his adoration, having done which she abandoned him.How Lord Ranganatha saved him from the ensuing plight is the rest of the tale.
Nritya Choodamani and Sangeet Natak Academy Awardee Shobha Naidu needs no introduction. She is one of the foremost Kuchipudi dancers of India and an outstanding disciple of the renowned master Vempati Chinna Satyam. She has performed with her guru's troupe all over the country and abroad, excelling in the roles of Satyabhama, Padmavati etc. Watch her bring depth and intense emotion into the age-old play of Vipranarayana.
She will be performing on the 19th March from 1830 hrs onwards at Lalitha Kala Thoranam. Please contact R Chakrapani, Secretary, SICA at 2742-5374, 98491-24675 for further details.