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What is meant by "KRISHNANATTAM" & where it performs, mainly ?

Asked by Vinod Kumar Nambiar, 21 Mar '08 06:51 pm
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Krishnanattam, a dance oriented theatrical performance is the product of the Bhakti movement. Prince Manvedan of Kozhikode, Kerala, India who scripted and produced this visual treat bequeathed a unique performing art to the cultural stream of Kerala that culminated in the world renowned Kathakali. And it demands a special ambience, as it is the synthesis of dance, spectacular costume, music and rhythm re-enacting a cosmic play in macroscopic dimensions.

Guruvayoor temple is the sole patron of Krishnattam. Every year there is a continuous performance of Krishnattam starting from September 1st for eight days. People watch Krishnanattam in its traditional format from the divine descent to renunciation, and rounded off on the ninth night with Avatharam again to stress the cycle of life and death. Eight becomes a mystic number: the story of the eighth incarnation of Dasavathara, born as the eighth son of Devaki, told in eight chapters in eight continuous nights with eight measures of o ...more
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 21 Mar '08 07:10 pm

 
  
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Krishnanattam or Krishnattam is a temple art, now performed at Guruvayur Temple as a votive performance by a troupe under the management of Guruvayur Devaswom (Guruvayur- 680 101, Thrissur Dt, Kerala, India). The performance is based on Krishnagiti, a text of slokas and padams in Sanskrit, composed by Manaveda, the Zamorin King of Calicut, in 1654. Krishna's story as described in detail in the Tenth and Eleventh Cantos of Srimad Bhagavatha, Mahabharata and Harivamsa is presented as song, dance and acting in a cycle of eight plays in eight days. The plays are Avataram, Kaliyamardanam, Rasakrida, Kamsavadham, Swayamvaram, Banayuddham, Vividavadham and Swargarohanam (Akaraka Swabhaviswa is the mnemonic to remember the names in order).
Answered by Ani Nair, 21 Mar '08 07:04 pm

 
  
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Krishnanattam, a dance oriented theatrical performance is the product of the Bhakti movement. Prince Manvedan of Kozhikode, Kerala, India who scripted and produced this visual treat bequeathed a unique performing art to the cultural stream of Kerala that culminated in the world renowned Kathakali.
Answered by sudesh, 21 Mar '08 08:08 pm

 
  
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