Krishnamayee Meera Andal
Stein Auditorium, 7pm
August 27, 2014 New Delhi
July 31, 2014
Kathak guru Jitender Maharaj and Bharatanatyam guru Kanaka Sudhakar collaborate to present a dance ballet of Kathak and Bharatanatyam titled KRISHNAMAYEE MEERA ANDAL (two stories, one love) as part of National Integration series by SUNAINA (Society for Upliftment of National Arts of India)
Date: August 27, 2014
Venue: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
The Indian soil has many saint poets to its credit from North India to South India from east to west. Whatever be the language, background, caste or creed the Indian soil has the capacity to bind all with its innate sense of devotion or bhakti towards its favorite and loving god Krishna. Krishna is the binding force due to many reasons. Krishna is love incarnate. He loves all unconditionally. Be it a peasant or a queen it is only devotion that matters. Whether it is nindha stuti, shringara bhakti or madhura bhakti people are attracted to his divine form as is the bee to the flower.
Meera, the devout bhakt of Krishna, hailed from North India. People listened spell bound to her bhajans and thronged wherever she was present whether temple, fields or roads.
Andal was also an ardent devotee of Krishna and she hailed from deep south India. Like Meera, she thought herself to be a gopi incarnate and the destined wife of Krishna or Sriranganatha. All the people and girls of south sing her songs with devotion in the belief of getting a good husband.
SUNAINA presents ‘Krishnamayee Meeraandal’ the presentation of both Meera and Andal on one stage production to create an awareness among people to live with the feeling of oneness love and peace as all love Krishna irrespective of from where they belong.
Concept: Kanaka Sudhakar
Direction and Dance Choreography: Jitendra Maharaj, Nalini, Kamalini and Kanaka Sudhakar
Music Composition: Wg. Cdr. M Yagnaraman and Mukesh Gupta
Supported by: Ministry of Culture & Sahitya Kala Parishad