Navarasas of the rain

Navarasas of the rain

Navarasas of the rain
Navarasas of the rain

Early rains might have evaded our town and the temperature soured to a new high. We were to experience a different form of rain in the form of Mohiniyattam. On the event of Mantapa Prabhakara Upadhya’s 1000th Performance of Ekavyakti Yakshagana celebration we were treated with an unique Mohiniyattam performance by Vinitha Nedungadi on 2nd April at Alva’s.

Varshamohini
Varshamohini

Vinitha Nedungadi is a leading exponent of Mohiniyattam. Referred to as the dance of the enchantress, Mohiniyattam is a gracefully elegant classical dance form with lasya as the predominant element. Kerala’s native dance form Mohiniyattam, true to its name, is characterized by slow, fluid movements and poetic stances.

Bhayanaka
Bhayanaka

Vinitha is daughter of Sri. P. Narendranath, an accomplished Malayalam Writer. Karukare karmukil… by Kavalam, Poothappattu… by Edassery, translation of to Tagore’s Gitanjali by Mahakavi G etc, are some of Vinitha’s endeavors in adapting mainstream poems to Mohiniyattam. The huge success of these items became a trendsetter and inspired other dancers to look into the treasure trove of Malayalam poetry.

Hasya
Hasya

Vinitha studied Bharathanatyam under reputed teacher Kalamandalam Renganayaki. Then learned Mohiniyattam under the tutelage of Ramakrishnan Nair and Kalamandalam Kshemavathy. After completing her Graduation in Commerce from M G University, She joined Kerala Kalamandalam for Masters in Mohiniyattam. You can see typical Kalamandalam style in her Mohiniyattam performances.

Adbhuta
Adbhuta

In Varshamohini or Navarasas of the rain where Vinitha has dared to think beyond thouryathrika concept of dance and eventually proved the power and possibilities of Mohiniyattam. (The combination of nritya, vadya and geeta is known as touryathrika.) Varshamohini is a new concept in Mohiniyattam, using only instrumental music to support the dance. Even though the Sahithya (lyrics) is absent, the body language which is strictly within the traditional limits, beautifully conveys all the Rasas.

Sringara
Sringara

Mohiniyattam which predominantly Sringara or Viraha Rasa dominant dance form with almost no Veera rasa. But in Navarasas of the rain Vinitha conveyed all the nine rasas equally well thus producing an endearing effect.

Veera
Veera

When the cloud is heavy with water droplets it wanders, it is carried away by the wind and on its way encounters mountain ranges. Then it gets frightened(Bhayanaka). When it is chilled, it showers down as pitter-patter raindrops and the rain seems to be extremely happy(Hasya).

Raudra
Raudra

It falls on the meadows and valleys changing them wonderfully(Adbhuta). When the sun shines, rain blushes and falls in love (Sringara) with it. Some-times rain assumes the form of torrential rain (Veera) accompanied by thunder and lightning (Raudra).

Bhibatsa
Bhibatsa

At times, rain passes through sandy deserts rain expresses disgust(Bhibatsa) and then pity (Karuna). Then rain consoles the earth and assumes the bhava of serenity (Shantha).

Karunya
Karunya

I used Canon EOS 5D mark II & Canon EOS 7D with both Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM & Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens to photograph this Mohiniyattam.

Shanta
Shanta

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7 thoughts on “Navarasas of the rain”

  1. ವೇದಿಕೆಯ ಹಿಂಬರಹಗಳು ಸಭಾ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ಭವ್ಯತೆ ಮತ್ತು ದಾಖಲೀಕರಣಕ್ಕೂ ಅಧಿಕೃತತೆ ಕೊಡುವುದು ಸರಿ. ಆದರೆ ಅವೇ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕಲಾ ವೀಕ್ಷಣೆ ಮತ್ತು ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ದಾಖಲೀಕರಣಕ್ಕೆ ಕೊರತೆಯಾಗಿ ಕಾಡಿದ್ದಕ್ಕೆ ನಿಮಗೆ ನನ್ನ ವಿಷಾದಗಳು. ಇದನ್ನೇ ಹಿಂದೊಬ್ಬ ವಿಮರ್ಶಕರು “ಹಿಮಖಂಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಧ್ಯಾನಸ್ಥನಾಗಿದ್ದ ಶಿವನಿಗೆ ದಾಕ್ಷಾಯಿಣಿ ಅವಮಾನ ಸಹಿಸದೆ ಅಪ್ಪನ ಯಜ್ಞಕ್ಕೆ ಹಾರಿಕೊಂಡ ವಾರ್ತೆ ಮುಟ್ಟುತ್ತಿದ್ದಂತೆ ಕನಲಿ ಕೆಂಡವಾಗಿ ಪೀಠದ ಮೇಲೇ ಧಿಗ್ಗನೇಳುವಾಗ ಅಲ್ಲೇ ಒಂದು ಪುಟ್ಟ ಬಲ್ಬು ಉರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಮಾಲೆ ಹಾಕಿಸಿಕೊಂಡ ಮೇಳದ ದಿ| ಹಳೆ ಯಜಮಾನರ ಚಿತ್ರ” ಎಂದು ಗೇಲಿ ಮಾದಿದ್ದು ನೆನಪಾಯತು. ಜೊತೆಗೇ ಕೆರೆಮನೆ ಶಂಭು ಹೆಗಡೆ ತನ್ನ ರಂಗಮಂಚದಲ್ಲಿ ತಮ್ಮ ಮೇಳದ ಹೆಸರೂ ಬರೆಸದ ಎಚ್ಚರವಹಿಸಿದ್ದು ಅಭಿಮಾನ ಸಹಿತ ನೆನಪಿಗೆ ಬಂತು. ಸ್ವತಃ ಮಂಟಪ ಪ್ರಭಾಕರ ಉಪಾಧ್ಯ ತನ್ನ ನಿಯಂತ್ರಣದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನದಲ್ಲೂ ಸ್ತ್ರೀ ಪ್ರಾಧಾನ್ಯವನ್ನು (ಕೇಶಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಬಂಧಪಟ್ಟದ್ದೆಂದು ಕೈಶಿಕೀ) ಸಂಕೇತಿಸುವಂತೆ ಸಾಲಂಕೃತ ಮುಡಿಯ ಪ್ರತಿಕೃತಿಯನ್ನಷ್ಟೇ ಹಿಂದಿನ ಪರದೆಗೆ ನೇಲಿಸಿಬಿಡುವುದು, ‘ಮಾಡುವುದಾದರೂ ಹೇಗಿರಬೇಕು’ ಎಂದು ಸೂಚಿಸುವ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನವೇ ಸೈ.

    ನಿಮ್ಮ ಅತ್ಯುತ್ತಮ ಕಲಾಪ್ರದರ್ಶನದ ನೋಟದೊಡನೆ ಡಾ| ಆಳ್ವರೂ ಅವರ ಪ್ರೇರಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅನುಸರಿಸಬಹುದಾದ ಕೆಲವಾದರೂ ರಸಿಕ-ಪ್ರಾಯೋಜಕರು ಮುಂದೆ ಯುಕ್ತ ತಿದ್ದುಪಡಿಗಳನ್ನು ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಿ ಎಂದು ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಬರೆದದ್ದಕ್ಕೆ ಕ್ಷಮೆಯಿರಲಿ, ಮತ್ತೊಮ್ಮೆ ಅಭಿನಂದನೆಗಳು.
    ಅಶೋಕವರ್ಧನ

  2. ವೇದಿಕೆಯ ಹಿಂಬರಹಗಳು ನನಗೂ ಮತ್ತು ನನ್ನಂತೆ ಚಿತ್ರ ದಾಖಲಿಸುತಿದ್ದ ಹಲವರಿಗೆ ತೊಂದರೆ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿತ್ತು. ಅಷ್ಟೋಂದು ಢಾಳಾಗಿ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದ ಹಿಂಬರಹಗಳನ್ನು ಮರೆಮಾಚಿ ಚಿತ್ರ ತೆಗೆಯುವುದು ಅಸಾಧ್ಯದ ಮಾತು. ( photoshopಅನ್ನು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿ ಅದನ್ನು ಅಳಿಸಬಹುದು, ಆದರೆ ಅದು ನೈಜತೆಯನ್ನು ಮರೆಮಾಚುವ ಕೆಲಸವಾಗಿ ಬಿಡುತ್ತದೆ ). ನನ್ನ ಹಲವಾರು ಉತ್ತಮ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ಈ ಕಾರಣಕ್ಕಾಗಿಯೇ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸಲು ಹಿಂಜರೆದಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ಮೋಹಿನಿಯಾಟ್ಟಂನ 300 ಚಿತ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೇ 40 ಚಿತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸಲು ಕಾರಣ ಇದೇ.
    ಇಂತಹ ಉತ್ತಮ ವಿಚಾರವನ್ನು ಸೂಚಿಸಿದ್ದಕ್ಕೆ ಅಶೋಕವರ್ಧನರಿಗೆ ಕೃತಜ್ನತೆಗಳು
    ಕೃಷ್ಣಮೋಹನ

  3. ಮಳೆಯೊ೦ದಿಗೆ ವ್ಯವಹರಿಸುವ,ಹನಿಹನಿ ಮಳೆಯನ್ನು ಅನುಭವಿಸುವ ಅದ್ಭುತ ಕಲಾಪ್ರದರ್ಶನದ ಮರುದರ್ಶನ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಫೋಟೋ ನೋಡಿದ ನ೦ತರ ಸಿಕ್ಕಿದ ಲಾಭ.
    ಅ೦ತಹ ಮೋಹಿನಿಯಟ್ಟ೦ ಮತ್ತು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಫೋಟೋ ನೋಡಲು ’ ಯೋಗ ’ ಬೇಕು ಮಾರಾಯ್ರೇ…………. .

  4. ಮನೋಹರ ಉಪಾಧ್ಯರೇ
    ನಿಮ್ಮಂತ ಸಹೃದಯ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳನ್ನು ಪಡೆಯಲೂ ‘ಯೋಗ’ ಬೇಕು ಮಾರಾಯ್ರೇ…………. .
    ಕೃತಜ್ನತೆಗಳು
    ಕೃಷ್ಣಮೋಹನ

  5. Beautiful set of images depicting all the Rasa’s being enacted by the dancer. Apart from being all images beautiful, they are tutorials in themselves to how to capture a dance sequence and what to postures and mudras to look for and anticipate. Thanks a lot for sharing and showing the way.

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