Presenting an ensemble of Bhava, Raga, Thala with heartfelt gratitude at His Divine Lotus Feet, the Prasanthi Dance Group offered a dance ballet entitled ‘Bharateeyam’ this Sunday evening in Prasanthi Nilayam.  Bharateeyam, as the title suggests, was an exhibition of India’s rich spiritual heritage vide its varied dance forms.  

Kathakali is a stylized classical Indian dance-format wherein the artist(s) conveys the theme with  gestures and well-defined body movements, in tune with the playback music and complementary percussion. Ever innovative and talented students of Sri Sathya Sai deviated from this traditional style last evening,  presenting Kathakali, as part of a dance ensemble, mixing up the tradition with traditional dancing. The presentation began with a Ganesha Vandana in Kathakali format, and continued with Bharatnatyam, Dandia, Kathakali, Folkdance, Qawwali singing and dancing the matchless beauty of Divinity. Stories narrated include Lord Shiva’s boon to Sage Bharadwaja resulting in the Sai Triune, stories from the Ramayana and the Shiva – Shakthi Avatara Mahatmyam.

Ahead of the Birthday Fortnight leading to D-day – 23rd November, this evening’s presentation by the alumni of the group turned out to be curtain raiser for the epochal festive occasion, and much more… an exhibition of gratitude for the Master Divine.

Bhajans next ended with Bhagawan singing “Govinda Krishna Jai Gopala Krishna Jai …”. Mangala Arathi at 1830 hrs marked the end of the proceedings.

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II