When the little 'i', ego, takes its strides to the centre-stage, there is bound to be trouble, the trouble of losing out, losing out of ego. Illustrating an interesting tale of a bunch of egos, belonging to a village Numbers Knotsville, the dance-drama in this auspicious Ashadi evening brought forth the ever unbounded significance and glory of the number 9, presenting yet another 'glory'ous tale of Indian Culture and Spirituality.
An argument broke out among 10 village friends at Number Knotsville, as to who betters the rest. From 0 to 1 to 8, all members argued back and forth claiming to be the best. As the dispute turned ugly and unending the matter was referred to a Wizard from India lived at Ganit Gram.
The Wizard was straight forth in seeking the presence of No.9, who, according to the others was calm and serene, quite an 'unfit' to get into their arguments. The Wizard opened up, projecting the Number 9 as the real hero, and thus the storyline for this evening.
Even as the Wizard continued taking a leaf out of traditional and scriptural references, stories galore broke open brining in scenes from various referential points of greater significance of 9, namely, Navaratri, Navarasa, Navaratna, Nava-vidha Bhakti, Navagraha and the Nine-Point Code Of Conduct, concluding finally with Bhagawan's own statement on Number 9, Who hailed It as Brahman, It being constant...Sat Chit Anand. Interludes of referential explanation brought forth beautiful song and dance sequences alongside skits from the scriptures.
At the end as greater understanding and unity prevailed, leaving the ego to naught, the group converged at the centre-stage singing in unison the song, “SAI WE ARE NINE… SAI YOU ARE MINE…”
The multimedia aided presentation turned out to be a ‘glory’ous’ tale projecting Bharat’s ever limitless cultural-traditional glory.
Bhajans next ended with Mangala Arathi at 1800 hrs. bringing the curtain down for the three-day Ashadi Ekadashi celebrations.