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Monday, May 11, 2015

Nar- Narayanabhyudayam: A Religious Epical, Sanskrit Drama

(History and Study of Sanskrit Literature Development in Garhwal-7)
(Chronological Review, Study of Sanskrit Dramas, Stage plays created by Garhwali of Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India- 6)
(Review of Religious, Epical Sanskrit Drama Nar Narayanbhyudyam by Murlidhar Sharma)
                         Internet Presentation By: Bhishma Kukreti

          The Sanskrit Drama Nar- Narayanabhyudayam by (Murlidhar Sharma, 1907-expired) is based on Puran Samhita. It is said that two hills above Badrinath Temple are Nar and Narayan (Vishnu Incarnation).
 There are three acts in the Epical Sanskrit drama Nar- Narayanabhyudayam.
 First Act of Nar- Narayanabhyudayam, the Sanskrit Drama 

 In the first act, there is story of Tapa by Devil Sahstrakavach (thousand shielded person) and getting blessing by Lord Brahma to him. Sahstrakavach attacked on heaven and deities go to lord Vishnu. Murti the wife of Prajapati gives birth to  two sons (Vishnu’s incarnation) as Nar and Narayan.Mother Murti insists Nar and Narayan to marry and Lord Vishnu tells the reality to Mother Murti.
 Second Act of Nar- Narayanabhyudayam, the Sanskrit Drama 

  Narayn with Nar go to Gandhmadan Parvat (Mana Valley Hills) for Tapsya. Sahastrakavach comes so know about Tapsya of Narayan. Nar protects to Narayan for Tapsya. There is long confrontation between Nar and Sahastrakavach. Sahstrakavach takes shelter into Surya.
   Third Act of Nar- Narayanabhyudayam, the Sanskrit Drama 
  Nar and Narayn enters into Badrikashram region and the importance of Badrikashram region is narrated.  There is diapogues between Narada and Nar etc and many discussions take place. Apsras put disturbances into Tapsya of Narayan and Urvashi takes birth. Mahlakshmi take sbirth as Badri tree and lord blessed the Badrikashram region as most religious place in the world.
 The drama starts with prayer and ends with rule of Bharat that is word ‘Bharat’.
       There are characters as Nar , Narayan, Vishnu, Brahma, Sahstrakavach, Deities, Devils, Narad, Indra , Apsras etc. There is Vidushak (humorous characters) too in the drama.
 The dialogues are small and crisp and offer the fast movement to the drama.
 Murlidhar Sharma used simple and understandable language for drama. The drama is based on classical pattern of Bharat’s Natyashastra.
 Nar-Narayan drama is aimed to show the importance of Badrikashram and playwright Murlidhar Sharma definitely is successful in his aim to show the pilgrim importance of Badrikashram.


Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti 11/5/15, Mumbai, India
History of Sanskrit Literature Development in Garhwal to be continued in next part
                         Main Sources
1-Dr Prem Datt Chamoli, Garhwal Ki Sanskrit Sahitya ko Den, Dehradun, India
2- Dr. Shiv Prasad Dabral, Uttarakhand ka Itihas (12 Khand), Dogadda, Garhwal, India
3-Bhakt Darshan, Garhwal ki Divangat Vibhutiyan
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