The epic RAMAYAN has been an unfailing and perennial source of spiritual strength for countless Indians. Learnt at the mother’s knee with reverence and love, it has inspired great men to heroic deeds as well as enabled the humble to face their trials with fortitude and faith.
The epic narrates the story of a man so good, sp noble and so valorous that he came to be venerated as God. The reasons for the popularity of the epic arise from the fact that it dispenses a code of conduct in family life, in war, in friendship and generally in all walks of human existence, the purpose for which he is born and how he can leave his footprints on the sands of time. An existence higher than an animal calls for the realization that every man’s legacy should be such as to make the world a better place to live in. This is exactly what is underscored in the Ramayan - the concept of Ram Rajya – the utopian ideal state the attainment of which has been a dream of even the most astute of statesmen.
The tale of the Lord and His Consort born as mortals experiencing human sorrow and establishing Dharma on earth was sung among other by Sage Valmiki and Saint Tulsidas in words of matchless beauty. Therefore, it is not inappropriate to say that as long as the mountains stand and the rivers flow, so long shall the Ramayan be cherished among men and save them from sin.
Natyavihar Kalakendra’s presentation of the Ramayan is divided into 24 scenes – each scene designed to bring out the essence of the epic at various stages of its progress permitting a thread of continuity to be present.
Hema Malini’s RAMAYAN, produced by Natyavihar Kalakendra, Choreographed by Bhushan Lakandri, Music & Lyrics composed by Ravindra Jain, with playback singers- Suresh Wadkar, Kavita Krishnamurti, Sushil Kumar and Ravindra Jain.