Kasaragod students give a sublime presentation of ‘Sudarshana Garvabhanga’

Though for many it was their maiden performance, the students did not show any sign of nervousness. The students of Kutyala Sri Gopalakrishna Yakshagana Tarabeti Kendra at Kudlu in Kasaragod made a mark on the audience at the Town Hall with their sublime presentation of ‘Sudarshana Garvabhanga’, on Friday.

The presentation was the main event on the first day of the two-day Children Yakshangana Festival titled ‘Danivariyada Yakshamane’. The programme was organised by Sarayu Bala Yaksha Vrunda Makkala Mela to mark their 10 anniversary celebration.

All through the 75-minute show, the young artistes from Kasaragod abided by tradition in their costume, acting and dance. There was good coordination between the actors and Bhagavataru Vasudeva Kalluraya. The highlight of the show was the sequence where Sudarshana Chakra (played by Sriraksha) tells Goddess Lakshmi (played by Shamita) that it was because of him that Lord Vishnu killed many demons. Vignesh playing the role of Lord Vishnu, Sanath in the role of Lord Indra and Lingith in the role of demon Satruprasooda excelled in their presentation.

The Children’s Yakshagana Festival started with the presentation of ‘Syamantaka Ratna’ by Sri Durgaparameshwari Yakshagana Mandali, Padavu, Mugrodi. Though being slow in their dance, these young artistes drew appreciation for their dialogues. The children found difficult to match with the presentation by experienced Bhagavataru Satish Shetty Bantwal.

The Benaka Yakshakala Vedike Paivalike presented ‘Narakasura Mooksha’, followed by Pedre Chandu Yakshagana Adhyana Kendra’s ‘Veera Kushalava’, Shri Durgaparameshwari Krupashrita Kalasampada’s ‘Sri Ekadasha Devi Mahatme’, Sri Vishumurthy Yakshagana Mandali’s ‘Sridevi Mahishamardhini’, Padmanabha Shanbhog Makkala Mela’s ‘Dakshadhwaja’ and Sarayu Balayaksha Vrunda’s ‘Srikrishna Leelarnava’.

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