DANCE THEATRE "Parasurama - The Axe wielding Rama" The Legend of the Sixth Avatar of Vishnu > 6:30pm on 15th September 2018 - Delhi Events
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DANCE THEATRE "Parasurama - The Axe wielding Rama" The Legend of the Sixth Avatar of Vishnu > 6:30pm on 15th September 2018

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Venue : Netaji Subhash Place, Guru Govind Singh College, Pitampura
Shashidharan Nair Parasurama Dance Drama Still


Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served Basis)

Venue : Netaji Subhash Place, Guru Govind Singh College, Pitampura, New Delhi, Delhi 110034
Landmark : Opposite NDM 2 Mall
Venue Info : Map | Nearest Metro Station 'Netaji Subhash Place(Red Line)'

Event Description : DANCE THEATRE : Aryan Heritage Foundation presents 'Parasurama - The Axe wielding Rama', based on the Legend of the Sixth Avatar of Vishnu. It is a mesmerising dance drama Directed by Shashidharan Nair, on the occasion of Bhoomi Poojan to mark the start of preparation of A Broadway style Ramlila called "Sampurn Ramayana - in 3 hours" as under.

- 4:30pm: Bhoomi Poojan

- 6:30pm: Parasurama (Light and Sound Show by Indian Revival Group and directed by Shashidharan Nair) 

INTRODUCTION TO PARASURAMA :

The only Brahma-Kshatriya, Parasurama was born in a Brahmin family with Kshatriya traits of fearlessness and valour. He had received an axe from Lord Shiva after undertaking tapasya. He is dreaded as the man, who decimated the entire ruling class in a bygone age. He is the Shaktyavesh Avatar of Vishnu – a human invested with special powers of the supreme Lord. It is believed, that the main purpose of Vishnu’s sixth incarnation was to free the earth’s burden by assassinating the sinful and irreligious kings who neglected their duties. 

The credit of having developed the martial art of Kalaripayattu goes to Parasurama. He became the Guru of Bheeshma, Dronacharya and Karna. Parasurama appears in Ramayana when Rama breaks Shiva’s bow in Sita’s Swayamvara, interestingly the only instance, where two incarnations of Vishnu come face to face as adversaries!

Among his other tales of valor, Parasurama is known to have fought back the advancing ocean, which was going to hit the lands of Kokan and Malabar. The area between Maharashtra and Karnataka is known as Parasuramakshetra.

He is destined to become one of the Saptarishis in the next Manvantar. A Cheeranjivi, one of the seven immortals, he is believed to reside on earth, awaiting the arrival of Kalki, the tenth Avatar of Vishnu to impart martial training. The mission of his life is to help humanity find its way whenever it gets lost. 

The lore of the Sixth Avatar of Vishnu, is the story of a man who rose to the level of divinity, the story of the making of a legend

Design-Direction-Choreography : Shashidharan Nair

Language : Hindi

About Shashidharan Nair (short profile) : A well-known and an Exceptionally Gifted Dancer & Choreographer, Shashidharan Nair has devoted 5 decades to his love and pursuit of dance. Shashidharan mastered several dance forms under luminaries of the Indian dancing world-Kathakali under Kalamandalam K. Padmanabhan Nair and the legendary Kavungal Sankaran Kutty Paniker, Mayurbhanj Chhau under the great Guru Krishna Chandra Naik, Creative genre of Indian dance pioneered by Uday Shankar under veteran Choreographers Prabhat Ganguly & Gul Bardhan ,Traditional Dance Forms of India under distinguished Choreographer Yog Sunder Desai, Kalaripayattu under Shri Narayanan Embranthiri with a fellowship awarded by the Ministry of HRD, Modern Dance, Improvisation and Choreography with eminent American Choreographers. Shashidharan explored the martial forms of Kerala with the Senior Fellowship awarded by the Ministry of Culture. Shashidharan has been pursuing dance professionally for the last 40 years. He has been associated with Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra for over 3 decades where he created highly popular and critically acclaimed dance productions- Tripurantak, Chakravyuha, Parikrama, Meera, Krishna Katha, Ram, Dance of Shiva, Shree Durga. Shashidharan has directed Sampurna Ramayana, a mega production with a cast of 70 on a stage of 140 feet held during Dushera for the last two years.

Shashidharan has featured with some of the leading choreographers of India in Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Choreography Festivals. His work has travelled to many countries under the sponsorship of ICCR. Shashidharan is a leading name among his contemporaries at the forefront of the world of choreography.

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DANCE THEATRE "Parasurama - The Axe wielding Rama" The Legend of the Sixth Avatar of Vishnu > 6:30pm on 15th September 2018 DANCE THEATRE "Parasurama - The Axe wielding Rama" The Legend of the Sixth Avatar of Vishnu > 6:30pm on 15th September 2018 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on Saturday, September 15, 2018 Rating: 5

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