This time the venue of the event has about as much lore and repute attached to it, as the artists.
While dancing, as a part of the rituals and prayers in temples was banned in India in 1947, the Sri Ranganatha Swany Mandir is the only one in India that has re-instated this beautiful practice. Which is why, on the occasion of brahmotsavams of this temple, a unique series of dance and music performances, as an obeisance to god, are being held.
The Sri Ranganatha Swamy Mandir is located at Rangbagh, 17 km from Central Hyderabad, off the Hyderabad University road, old Bombay Highway. It is estimated to be 356 years old. In the year 1851, it was purchased by Sheth Shivlal Pitti, along with the surrounding land and buildings. In 1954, the Pitti family created a trust to which they transferred the temple, its surrounding land and the silverware belonging to it. Currently, the trust is headed by Shri Sharad. B. Pitti.
As for today's events, none other than the queen of Kuchipudi Dr. Shobha Naidu, graces the premises of this age-old temple, enacting the colorful play of Sri Krishna Parijatham.
Trouble maker Narada tries to brew mischief, as he tinkers with the emotions of Satyabhama and Rukmini. And he uses a trusting Lord Krishna to do so. Narada presents Lord Krishna with a flower of a tree from the Heavens to give to someone. Lord Krishna hands it over to Rukmini.
In the meanwhile, Narada reports this to Satyabhama, who is enraged with the Lord. To pacify her Krishna has to bring in that very tree from heaven and plant it. But that is not the end of it. The flowers of the tree falls in the garden of Rukmini who uses it to worship the Lord. This further irks Satyavama. And the story continues...
Sounds more entertaining than a Kyunki Saas Bhi..., right? Shobha Naidu and her troupe are all out to entertain with this ballet. Accompanied by an orchestra and professional singers, this performance looks extremely promising.
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