Dance-drama presentation by the Bala Vikas Children of Chandigarh and Haryana
Balvikas children from the State Of Chandigarh & Haryana presented a dance drama titled, "Transformation Of Valmiki - Sinner To Saint", in Hindi this evening here, in Prasanthi Nilayam. The presentation, for the next 40 minutes, took the audience to the Treta period of Lord Rama, when the story was conceived and delivered, to record the greatest ever story of transformation of the heart. Stories from the Ramayana 'yore' reveals the Ratnakara, a dacoit of fearsome devilry turned himself into a great Maharishi, who was later destined to author the epic Ramayana.
Ratnakara, who was in his tireless looting spree, one day, during his journey through the jungles, happened to meet up with the great sage Narada. Lord Narada was engaged in blissful singing of the Holy Name Of Lord Narayana, strumming his veena... The dacoit, prior to his meeting up with the Sage had a strong intuition that he was just to receive something priceless.
Facing the devil, the fearless Sage, who was in the guise of Gautam, asked the dacoit as to whether his family, for whom he was into the heinous act, will partake his sins? Ratnakara went back to his family, posing the question. On being refused by his family, he returned to the Sage, seeking redemption.
The Rishi then revealed the dacoit of his past before initiating him into the sacred Name of 'Rama'. He was advised to continue with the Nama Japa until the Maha Rishi was returned and thus the storyline.
Earlier, commencing the proceedings, the State President of SSSSO spoke on the greater need for transformation, following Bhagawan's dictum, "Love All Serve All".
Bhajans and Mangala Arati next marked the end of the evening session at 1810 Hrs.