Source: narthaki.com; Author: Hareesh N Nampoothiri; Photo Courtesy: Hareesh N Nampoothiri

Kaliyarangu, an organization registered for promoting classical art forms, staged an evening Kathakali program recently in Thiruvananthapuram. Selected scenes in which demoness Simhika approaches Panchali taking the form of a damsel named Ganika (Lalitha, as the character form is mentioned in Kathakali), from Kottayam Thampuran’s ‘Kirmeera Vadham’ was staged during the event. Margi Vijayakumar, a pioneer in presenting Lalitha, did the role to perfection. Lalitha starts off praising the beauty of Panchali in an attempt to win her confidence.

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