Sri Rama Namamritham – Muddenahalli Presentation

A flashback to the golden days of yore, of Lord Sri Ramachandra, enacting the scenes of ‘Divine Twins’ Lava and Kusha singing glories of The Lord, filled Prasanthi with devotional fervour as Ramayana scenes were enacted by the students from Muddenahalli presenting a most innovative musical drama entitled ‘Sri Rama Nama Amrutham’ on 17th November, as part of the ongoing Birthday Celebrations.

The programme was based on the compositions of Poet Saints and devotees par excellence, Thyagaraja and Badrachala Ramadas. As the shriek voices of two tiny tots, from the higher secondary level, rendered the air, various Ramayana scenes were unraveled taking the audience to the nostalgic days of yore. The first two parts of the programme was based on Saint Thyagaraja compositions and the third and final part, of that of Badrachala Ramadas.

The programme commenced with a scene depicting Thyagaraja singing his famous composition “Endaro Mahanu Bhavulu…” bringing in realistic devotion melting the heart of Lord Sri Ramachandra. Subsequent scenes had many a song, most of them Bhagawan’s special numbers, rendered melodiously by the duo, and enacted with great touch of feeling by the duo of Lava and Kusha. The air was full or Rama Nama…

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The final scene had a dance of ecstatic devotion to the tune of Bhadrachala Ramadas composed “Oh Rama Nee Nama…”

The forty minute presentation was an apt offering by the budding students from Sri Sathya Sai Educational Institutions, Sri Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli. Colourful costumes and beautiful backdrops deserve special mention.

The Lord Of Parthi, Who had recounted the sweet nectarine story of His Avatarhood during Treta Age, by writing Rama Katha Rasa Vahini Himself, had on many occasions encouraged His students to conduct programmes based on the epic, “Ramayana” and over the years Prasanthi witnessed many such illuminating presentations. This evening the beautiful children from Sri Sathya Sai Grama enacted His Own Story, singing His favourite carnatic pieces offering, as an act of gratitude to the Lord of all Lords!

At the end of the 40 minutes programme all the participating students were presented with safari pieces. Special Prasadam was distributed and bhajans continued til Mangala Arathi at 1815 hrs. Being Thursday, the final bhajan was one in Beloved Bhagawan’s golden voice, “Madhura Madhura Muraleeghana Shyama…”