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Friday, July 27, 2012

Radha Kalyanam

Recently we witnessed a Radha Kalyanam performance at Chennai. "Radha Kalyanam" represents a  symbolic celestial wedding between Lord Krishna and  Radha who is a representation of  Love,Devotion Adoration & Surrender to the Supreme being.The dancer was experienced in this form of dance and had  amazing flexibility,fluidity,charm and grace.He,as Radha, was a virtual maestro and his expressions reveal his complete devotion to Lord Krishna. Some of the pics during this enthralling performance are presented below.

34 comments:

  1. Loved the facial expressions of the artists. Well captured moments.

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  2. Expressive and beautiful. It must have been fun to photograph this! I wonder what kind of music he was dancing to.

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  3. wow, the main dancer looks so animated!! his facial expressions are incredible!! I bet it was fascinating to watch in person... do you have a video??

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  4. @Maryam: I do not have a video. Let me see if I can get a video clipping from my niece who organised this event.

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  5. OMG! This is new for me. The usual Radha Kalyanams I've attended has only idols and not people who portray themselves as Radha & Krishna. Where was this? Where in Chennai, coz I get a north-south mix feel in this...??!!!

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  6. I never heard about this. Yes ,in Karnataka there is form called Keertana Kathe , where KeertanaDaasaru narrate mythological stories, but there will be single performer.
    The facial expressions are too good, the last one shows the Bhakti on his face. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. My friend Ram,
    Everyone looks so happy and full of love. Life should be like this everyday. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. @Bhusha: This was at a private family function at Mandaveli. The dancer is known to the family and is based in Hyderabad. Yes his dance style has a North Indian flavor:)

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  9. @Kerry: Yes it certainly was a lot of fun!

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  10. Thoroughly enjoyed all pics!! The artist is very expressive and has brought out the emotions beautifully...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  11. Enjoyed the beautiful expression of Radha...I used to go to these Radha Kalyanams when I was in school!

    Thank you!

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  12. Wow! What a great photo opportunity!
    Lovely takes by you.

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  13. Fantastic shots. You captured their movements so well.

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  14. Wonderful color, movement and expression!

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  15. wonderful ..the devotion is amazing ...It was a treat to the eye ...!!

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  16. Great captures! Looks so colourful and fun.

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  17. Wonderful series! I especially like the bottom shot. Great motion!

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  18. Interesting to see men dance. Here in Hawaii, men dance the hula, too.

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  19. An incredible bouquet of images from a Radha Kalyanam performance. The artists have come alive by the great story-telling images. A beautiful presentation.

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  20. Wonderful. I'm sure the real time must have been great. This reminds me of Smt Padma Subramoniam's act of "krishna nee bheganey....."
    I saw Krishna come forth.. I'm certain

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  21. Ramblings...Extraña e interesante boda para conocer distintas costumbres.
    Gracias por compartirla

    un beso desde Argentina

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  22. Lovely fabrics and colours........ and again the food looks very interesting!
    Ruby

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  23. Wow! somehow missed this post earlier! Lovely pictures. I would love to see something like this!

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  24. Scintillating pictures. I could imagine the enjoyment of the gathering. Where was this held?

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  25. I love seeing pictures of other cultures! ;-)

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  26. Super photos of all the participants. The energy level appears high and of a positive nature. i really appreciate this as it's not something I've seen before.

    Re your comment on The Villages: There are thousands of golf carts of all configurations in The Villages. Some cost as much as $30,000!!

    Most run on batteries. The older models are 36 volt but the newer ones are 48 volt. There are also gas models. You can drive on public streets within The Villages if your cart is "street legal," which means it can travel up to 35 miles per hour, has turn signals, lights, etc.

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  27. The 'artiste' who played Radha is Sri JS Esvara Prasad, who is based in Hyderabad and is associated with Krishna gana/bhajan groups in Chennai/Tamilnadu.
    He & family are our family friends also. Some years ago, in a yajna performed by my father Sri Prasad presented a short performance spontaneously. It was about saint Ramadasu of Bhadrachalam (Andhra Pradesh.) Without any props whatsoever (as it was his spontaneous decision to present it), Sri Prasad manifested Sri Ramadasu then and there to the amazement of one and all.
    He is a truly blessed soul.

    Ramakrishnan sir, I felt pleasantly surprised to see Sri Prasad in your blog :)

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  28. Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to learn that Sri Prasad is a family friend. His performance was magical and mesmerizing and I loved it.

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