Padmavati – An Avatar by Bala Devi Chandrashekar


The month of Margazhi is turning out to be quite a star-studded one this year as Bala Devi Chandrasekhar brings “Padmavati – an avatar” to Chennai. “Padmavati- an avatar” is a solo operatic thematic production of a temple dancer, who is the center of attraction in the immortal classic “Gita Govindam” by poet Jayadeva. Sringara Rasa is the sensual thread of this love poem that is woven around Padmavati and Jayadeva. Whilst the union of Padmavati and Jayadeva is highly sublime and is held in high esteem and adoration by many, this presentation is juxtaposed with the amorous intimacy of Lord Krishna and Radha.

 “Padmavati- an avatar” culminates the grandeur of the divine journey of the Lord, the Rath yatra at the temple of Puri Jagannath with cultural convergence of festivities, playing devotional songs, drums, tambourines, and trumpets. Conceptualized, researched and choreographed by Bharatanatyam exponent and scholar Bala Devi Chandrashekar, the performance is compiled by Shri Kovai Janakirama Bhagavathar and Brahmashri N Neela Bala Sharma. The lyrics are written by Dr. S Umapathi Shiromani complimented by Rajkumar Bharathi’s musical composition. The music was recorded, mixed and mastered by Sai Shravanam, Resound India.

When and Where: 

  • 21st of December 2019 | 7 pm – Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kilpauk
  • 30th of December 2019 | 7.30 pm – Kartik Fine Arts
  • 2nd of January 2020 | 6.30 pm – Krishna Gana Sabha




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