The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
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Long, long ago, the king of Mithila arranged for a swayamvar sabha for his daughter Vaidehi (Sita). All the eligible, handsome princes from far off kingdoms came seeking her hand. But, there was a contest: the prince who could lift Lord Shiva’s bow would be eligible to marry Sita. One by one, the young and mighty came, but they all failed. And then it was the turn of young Rama, crown prince of Ayodhya. He took up the bow effortlessly and the crowd cheered, elated. Sita had found the man of her dreams. From then on, it was a long and eventful journey for the newly-wed couple that culminated with the completion of their respective karma — a journey that in itself became a lesson for millions to emulate. The Oral School for Deaf Children presents a condensed version of this epic in a dance-drama form. Fifty children underwent rigorous dance and mime training to perfect their art. Choreographed and directed by Sharmila Mukherjee, this show revives memories of an idyllic world.

When: Today at 6.30 pm

Where: G.D. Birla Sabhagar

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