Bhubaneswar: The second evening of Kharavela Mahotsav on Tuesday, was full of delights and divinities, varieties and variations. Experiencing so many forms and contents at the same stage was a matter of delight.
The evening opened with a wonderful presentation of Odissi by Kaustuvi Sarkar of Kolkata. She performed ‘Mangalacharan’ followed by ‘Kalyan Pallavi’. Later she presented the nine forms of goddess Durga, which impressed the audience.
Another remarkable presentation came from Pratima Barley of Chattisgarh. ‘Pandavani’ was a noteworthy work by Pratima. She depicted the ‘Vastraharan’of Draupadi. Her body language was just like a perfect spontaneous poetry. Depicting the scene from how Dushasan handed over Draupadi to the Kauravas after being defeated in the game of dice, how Dushasana unwraps layers and layers of her sari to that of how Lord Krishna rescued her by extending her sari, Kasturi went from one episode to another like a classic poem. Effortless expressions and lyrical movements made the performance one of the rarest treasure. It was simply mesmerizing.
Later Harvinder Rana and Group of Haryana performed Ghumura dance. The next performance of the evening was the tribal dance of Gujarat named ‘Dangi’ by Sibaraj Bhoye and Group.
The evening also witnessed creative dance by Aryan Dance Group and Vaishnavi Kala Niketan, Angul.
The concluding item of the evening was ‘Siddi Dhamal’ by a group from Gujarat.
Shri Subrat Kumar Mishra, DIG, CRPF, Shri Dilip Kumar Nanda, Chairman of Kalu Nanda Memorial Trust, Shri Jankish Badapanda, graced the evening as guests.