In the run up to Holy Maha Shivarathri, in two days, students of 1st PG from Prasanthi Nilayam Campus of SSSIHL presented a drama entitled 'Hrudayantharanga' this evening at the Sanctum Sanctorum in Prasanthi Nilayam.
Posing some of the most pertinent questions a human mind can project with reference to Godhood and His Helping Hand, the presentation this evening sent out several pointers answering them one after one.
The drama begins in the backdrop of a Sri Krishna temple at Madhavpur portraying the temple priest and his 'rebellious' son Mano, protagonist in the drama, engaging in an argument on the financial way ahead at home with the lady at home in the sickbed. Questioning the devout father on his action of donating certain money to the temple, leaving his wife's ailment in the hands of God, Mano turns rebellious seeking desperate means to meet the exigency. He does not pay heed to his father's words of wisdom as to why to seek His money, when He Him Self is available.
What/Whom would you prefer, Creator or Creation, the drama throws this pertinent question answering the same through the famous Mahabharat episode involving Lord Krishna, Arjuna and Duryodhana. Arjuna prefers to have Krishna against His mighty Narayani Sena.
Perverted advice at the nick of time made him to steal the Krishna idol, interestingly with the help of a live Krishna Who manifested in the nick of time. Even as Krishna absolves the young lad of any crime He brings in the needed transformation in the young lad, answering the essential question that with Lord in your side, anything is possible.
As years passed by, Mano turned Manoratha Swami took over the priest hood. Enjoying the company of Krishna Who often comes alive answering him, Manoratha's life was beautiful. A sudden absence of His physicality, answers when required the most, turns Manoratha pensive and thoughtful as to where The Lord Is and why He Is not answering? At last, Krishna appears declaring that He Is always trying to reach out, but not he devotee. Then comes the final advice. When a devout heart offers his thought, words and deed to Him the distance between him and Him vanishes, where the devotee becomes God HimSelf.
Bhajans next ended with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.