19 January 2008

Gadhayudha (The Battle of Mace)

One of the greatest poets of Kannada Kavi Ranna wrote famously wrote Gadhayudha (SahasabhimaVijaya). Kannada Yakshagana Prasanga are based on Kannada epics. This rendered in Yakshagana is an amazing piece that shows Suyodhana/Kaurava as a victim of fate.

It can be found here:
Kannada Classic - Yakshagana Gadhayudha

Dhuryodhana - Sri Gode Narayana Hegde
Bhagavataru - Divangata Sri Gundmi Kalinga Navada

My favourite padya in the entire prasanga follows the monologue:
Suyodhana ninnu duranta nayaka...duranta nayaka... naninnenu maadli yellige hoogi heege badikkolli hayayyoooo.....

Padya
Daatugedadaitaruvaa... kurukula naathananu kaanutta Sanjaya nootu... Sanjaya nootu manadolu chintisuta kaalgeragi....

I can not stop eyes going wet... a master piece...

Podavi paalaka bhagya daayakaaaa Podavi paalaka bhagya daayakaaaa nudiyadelli nedevee oorvaneeee. badive ripugalanembachalagala nudiyadagi heegaaayiteee punya palaveee....

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