Thanjavur: ‘Bhagavatamela’ dance-drama festival will begin at Sri Lakshmi Narasimha temple at Melattur, 20-km from here on May 17.
Bhagavatamela Natakams written by Venkatrama Sastry in Telugu will be performed by only male artistes, some of whom will play the female characters in the dance-drama also.
‘Bhaktha Prahalada’ drama will be staged on the night of May 17.
As a prelude to the festival, ‘laksharchana’ will begin at the temple on May 14.Industrialist Nalli Kuppuswamy will inaugurate the festival on May 17.
M. Balasubramaniom, director, South Zone Cultural Centre, will take part in the festival.
‘Harishchandra’, ‘Valli Thirumanam’ and other dance-dramas will be staged on May18, 19 and 20, said a press release issued here by the ‘Bhagavatamela Trust’....