Posted: 28 December 2010 at 1:51pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by -Priyalicious-
who is ankits new partner
and some1 explain to me the theme of sushi's performance didnt understand dont know mahabharat v vell except ram sita ravan few tit bits
ram sita ravan are in Ramayana and not Mahabharata dear.
It would be better to do this discussion in sushant's AT. But I'll tell you the theme of his performance.
Mahabharata is a story of good and evil.
Good- Pandava princes -5 in no. - their father died and his blind brother was running the kingdom in his place.
Evil- Kaurava Princes -1000 in no.- Sons of that blind ruler, cousins of Pandavas. They knew the Pandavas were the rightful heirs to the throne, and hence wanted to get rid of them by hook or crook.
They were headed by Duryodhana.
Mahabharata is the story of this good vs evil, and about various characters who fight and support the two groups for reasons of their own. Amongst them was Karna.
Karna was technically Pandavas brother. Their mother Kunti had got a boon that if she prayed to any god, with a special mantra, then that God would come and give her his son. When she got the boon, she was very eager to try it and prayed to Sun God, who came and gave her his son, who was majestic just like him and had a kavach (protecting coat) and kundal (ear-rings) made of gold. Naturally Kunti was shocked, cos she wasn't married at that time. She got very scared and so she put her little one in a basket and set him in a river. A poor charioteer found him, he was childless and so was very glad to get a baby. Karna grew up with them. He trained under Guru Parshuram, by lying to him that he was a Brahmin. The Guru however caught his lie, and cursed that at the moment you need my knowledge most, you shall forget all of it. It turned out to be true in the battle of Kurukshetra- which was the climax of the Mahabharata, fought between Kauravas and Pandavas. Later when he grew up, he went to a sort of competition where everyone was saying that Pandava Arjun is the best warrior, he wanted to compete but was rejected since he was not a prince.
Duryodhana figured out that poor Karna was brave and could be useful and so made him king of Anga and befriended him. So Karna could display his skills that day in front of all. And so Karna, who was essentially a very good person, joined the wrong people cos he felt grateful to him. He had competition with Arjuna, one of the Pandavas, since everyone always called him 'the best warrior' and never gave Karna the consideration just because he was son of a charioteer.
The rest of the explanation about the dance are in Sushant's AT page 66. Hope this helps you. Do see this performance, it is a very enriching one.