Panchanga Sravanam By Sri saagi Kamalakara Sharma Garu
Ugadi Dance Ballet – Presented by Smt. Nuthi Laxmi Prasoona
The Dance Ballet Starts with Jayamu J ayamuset in raagamalika , aadi taalam it welcomes all the spectators of shilparamam & the writers, musicians ,&art lovers on this auspicious day of telugu Ugaadi day
secondly the Ugaadi song ~The Festival is known as yuga – adi is the harvest festival of the people of AP,KARNATAKA,&TN. it falls on the hindu lunisor calender known as chaitramaasam, which is the new year in the traditional hindu calender.
Next the song depicts Vasantha Ruthu with Kuku Kolia song and the other side tell about the Astringent taste of raw Mango Peel and also about the Ugadi pachadi , Panchanga Sravanam, Kavitha ragalu, etc.
Jagger-Sweet, Salt, Pepper- Heat, Tamarind/ Raw Mango- Sour, Neem Flowers- Bitter, Alum (Spatika)/raw mango peel: Astringent (Vagaru) called Shedruchulu compares our life portray,
panchanga sravanaalu &kavitha raagalu will be heard on the day of ugaadi
shadruchulu~taste of our life is portrayed in this song .the farmers start ploughing on this auspiscious day
the six different ingredients signify 6 flavoursof life like happiness,sadness,anger,surprise,bitter,& fear .it is eaten on ugadi toremind people of life.which is mix of these emotions.
thirdy abt the seasons(rutuvulu)~~~~vasanta,grishma,monsoon,sharad rutuvu,hemanta rutuvu,shishira rutuvu
fourthly the kolatam on ugaadi with d story of rama ravana yuddham
fifthly on plate with lot of jhathis &footwork the dancers depict with their eye movements &hand gestures with a scintillating performance.
Smt. Rashmi Sachidananda
- Omkara Nada Priya- Bhajan on ganesha
- Yela yela ugadi – Song to welcome yugadi whole heartedly
- Jeevanavella bevubella- folk dance explaining the truth of life – life is like a neem and jaggery – The inner significance of this is to indicate that life is a mixture of good and bad, joy and sorrow, success and disappointment, and all of them have to be treated alike. All experiences have to be treated with equanimity.
- Kolatta- song on yugadi
- Chaitra masa bandaithi- As yugadi falls in Chaitra masa, in Karnataka during this time a famous sri sangameshwara rathotsava is witnessed.
Veeragase By SaiNe Nrityalaya
Veeragase is a dance form prevalent in the state of Karnataka, India. It is a vigorous dance based on Hindu mythology. Veeragase gets its name from the Hindu legendary warrior lord – Veerabhadra.
According to Puranas, Lord Shiva was married to Satisfy who was also known as Daakshayani since she was favourite to Daksha. Lord Shiva after marriage, did not do proper conventional reverence which is to be done by a son-in-law to his father-in-law, instead Lord Shiva blessed his for Daksha’s prosperity, which yet enraged Daksha’s ego, so he decided to perform a Mahayajna to which he invited all except Lord Shiva. in vasthu roopa since Sati was Daksha’s favourite child, she couldnt refrain from attending her fathers greatest of Yajnas. To this, much against Shiva,s wishes, Daakshayini went to the yajna uninvited.
By then Daksha’s favoritism for Sati was perished since she was vaamaangi(left part of the body) of his enemy and he used the situation to insult Mahadeva. Unable to bear the insults – She cursed her father for his ego and showed her nija rupa(as Adishakti); she cursed everybody from Vishnu to Brahma to each individual present over there; Even after many condolences from Vishnu and Brahma, Daakshayini got herself burnt with her own powerful radiance. Hearing this news, Mahaarudra Mahakaala Lord Shiva got very angry and started to perform the Rudra Tandava which created turmoil in the world. In this rage he created Veerabhadra and BhadrakaaLi out of his JaTa (tied hair-matts), who went to Dakshayajna disrupted it and beheaded Daksha, after defeating Vishnu, Bhaga, Poosha, Adityas…etc. When Daksha’s wife pleaded mercy, he gave his life and bestowed Daksha with a goat’s head. This story is narrated by the dancers performing Veeragase.
Kum. Eshita Bose
Yogini Kharonkar- Traditional Gudi Padwa Dance
1st item :-
“Gudi ubhara Gudi ubhara….”
Gudi Padwa is an Indian festival that marks the beginning of the New Year and the harvest season for the people of Maharashtra. Gudi is the word used to refer to Brahma’s flag (which is hoisted on this day) while Padva is derived from the Sanskrit word Paddava or Paddavo which refers to the first day of the bright phase of the moon. This festival is celebrated on the first day of the month of Chaitra, according to the Hindu calendar, which usually falls during March-April according to the Gregorian calendar. This day is also symbolic of the season of Vasant or spring in India. Besides Maharashtra, it is also observed under different names in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu as well, however by a smaller community of people.
“Mauli Mauli… Vitthala Vitthala..”
YOGINI & group… “Mauli mauli…vitthala Vitthala…”
Vithoba known as Vitthal, Vitthala and Panduranga, is a Hindu deity predominantly worshipped in the Indian state of Maharashtra. He is generally considered a manifestation of the god Vishnu or his avatar, Krishna. Vithoba is often depicted as a dark young boy, standing arms akimbo on a brick, sometimes accompanied by his main consort Rakhumai.The Warkaris ( devotees )start marching from their homes to the temple of Pandharpur in groups called Dindi (procession) to reach on Aashadhi Ekadashi and Kartiki Ekadashi. A dip in the holy river Chandrabhaga, on whose banks Pandharpur resides, is believed to have power to wash all sins. All the devotees are allowed to touch the feet of the idol of Vithoba.
Dhol Tasha Pathak by Mitrangan- Hyderabad Maharshtrians Association
Here dhol is referred to as ‘Sandhal’. Dhol is made up of two stretched membranes tied by strong string. One side of dhol is played by wooden stick called “tiparu”, on that side black coloured ink paste stick in the centre. This membrane is called the “dhum”. In technical language it is called base. Another side of dhol is called “thapi” or “chati”. In technical language it is called as tremer, this side of membrane is only played by palm. Boll of the dhol is “Dhin” and “Taa”. “Dhin” for the “Dhum” side and “Taa” for the “Thapi” side.
Asmita Kale (Mudra Dance Academy)
Koli dance – Koli is one of the most popular dance form of Maharashtra that derives its name from the fisher folk of Maharashtra – Kolis. These fishermen are famous for their distinct identity and lively dances. Their dances consists elements from their occupation that is fishing. The dance incorporates elements that this community is most familiar with – sea and fishing.
Gondhal is an educative, entertaining and important tradition.A gondhal is a ritualistic folk art in which the performer Gondhalis invoke the deities.It is believed that if the Gondhal is performed in the house during auspicious occasions like weddings and thread ceremonies, then our life doesn’t become chaotic.In order to obtain the blessings of Goddess Renuka or Goddess Tulajabhavani, devotees invite the family’s traditional Gondhali (artists who perform the Gondhal) and request them to perform the Gondhal in its entirety.