As Krishna Janmashtmi, a very auspicious occasion celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna, is just round the corner, Jawahar Kala Kendra of Jaipur got filled with Krishna leela, his love and music. Jaipur’s dance guru Manjari Kiran Mahajani and her troop presented abstracts from Krishna’s life in dance form.
The event was of Krishna Nirat program, which was organized last evening by Rajasthan Forum and Raghu Mala Mathur Charity Trust. Manjari Mahajani has been active into the field of kathak dance since 30 years. Being so trained and devoted, Manjari presented the dance so well with detailed kathak mudras and unbelievable facial expressions to add to the performance’s charm.
Manjari, along with her dance troop, beautifully presented several instances from Lord Krishna’s life in Gokul and Vrindavan. Some of the instances portrayed through dance on stage include Krishna’s Makhan Chori, Kalia Daman, Govardhan Leela and Cheer Haran. Manjari also presented the agony that people of Gokul went through when Lord Krishna left the place for Vrindavan. The ambience of Krishna’s journey to Mathura was created such that it mesmerized everyone present there. The words of ‘yada yada hi dharmasya…’ added to create the moment and the gracefully performance by Manjari Kiran Mahajani topped it all.
The artists who assisted Majari in her performance are Shaeel Ahmed Khan on table, Ramesh Mewal on harmonium and vocals, Hariharsharan Bhatt on sitar and Bharat Bhushan on flute.
Everyone in the city must visit the famous Govind Devji temple on Janmashtami and witness the lovely jhakis and other celebrations there. Happy Krishna Janmashtami to all!