Bhagavata Mela Nataka Mahotsav, a unique blend of Bhakti, music, dance and drama, which is scheduled to be held on and from the 20th May, 2011 to the 29th of May. The centuries old Utsav is held annually with religious fervour in the sannidhi of Lord Sri Varadaraja–the presiding deity of Melattur–as part of celebration of Sri Nrusimha Jayanti.
Organizer Sri. S. Natarajan writes :-
The Bhagavata Mela Nataka Mahotsav – 2011 features not only Bhagavata Mela natakams but many fitting events akin to Bhagavata Mela also.
For more details, please visit our web site, <www.bhagavatamela.org>.
The splendour, exuberance and purity of purpose of this tradition are to be witnessed at Melattur to believe. Preserved in pristine purity as a true temple-art with no commercial interests, this great theatre-art, considered as the only surviving link in Tamil Nadu today that connects us to the ancient Sanskrit theatre, struggles for survival not to mention the pernicious odds and hardship that are in our way, and the lack of the deserving support and encouragement to it from the art-world, public and mass media.
Please click on the BM-INVITATION to view the invite and program info.
This year a few Bharathanatyam and Mohiniyattam performances are also featured as part of the festival.