Mahabharata Vicharam – the 12-day Cultural Fest begins at Thrissur

‘Mahabharata Vicharam’, the cultural festival organized by Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, Thrissur (Kerala, India) will begin on Sunday, 30 Oct 2016. The ritual folk art Kalamezhuthu, Mudiyattu Kalam by Panayoor Vasudevan & party, was performed at Bharat Murali Open Air Theatre on 29th Oct (Saturday) as a ceremonial start to the 12-day program.

The event from 30 Oct to 10 Nov 2016 will have painters’ camp, series of lectures and cultural programs. Kerala Lalithakala Academi and Bharat Murali Open Air Theatre at Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Academi, Thrissur, Kerala will be the venue.




Panchavadyam by Tripunithura Sajeevan & Party on 30 Oct, 02.00 pm will be the opening program of the event. Dr. Kalyan Kumar Chakravarthi I A S will inaugurate Mahabharata Vicharam, the 12-day event at 3.30 p.m.

Mahabharata Vicharam, the cultural festival organised by Kerala Lalithakala Academi, Thrissur: 30 Oct - 10 Nov 2016

Painters Camp, Series of Lectures & Cultural Programmes will be conducted on all these days. The painters camp will be from 11 a.m to 4 p.m at Kerala Lalithakala Akademi & Bharath Murali Open Air Theatre Premises. The participants of the camp include  K.G. Babu, Bahuleyan C.B., Bara Bhaskaran, Deepthi Vasu, P.G. Dinesh, Gurupat Chithrakar, Jalajamol .P. S., Lathadevi N.B., Madhu V.S., Manoj Brahmamangalam, N. K. P. Muthukoya, Prathapan G., T.P. Premji, Pushpakaran K.K., Radha Gomathi, Ramsingh Urveti, K.P. Reji, K.K.Sanilkumar, D.Sindhu, Smija Vijayan, Sravan Paswan, Sreeja Pallam, J.L. Sreekumari, Thomas Kurisingal, Tom.J. Vattakuzhy, T.R.Udayakumar.

‘Mahabharatha Vicharam’ , a series of talks on Mahabharata will be held on these days at 05.30 pm. Swami Sandeepananda Giri will deliver the talks from Oct 30 – Nov 04  and talk by Dr Sunil P Elayidam will be held from Nov 05- Nov 10. The cultural programs will begin at 08.00 pm on all the days.



Mahabharatha Vicharam - The Schedule


30 October (Sunday)
0 2.00 p.m -  Panchavadyam - Shri. Tripunithura Sajeevan & Party
03.30 p.m - Inaugural Progrmmes
Lecture:  'Mahabharata : Universal message for humanity' by Dr. Kalyan Kumar Chakravarthi I A S
5.30 p.m - Talk : ‘Mahabharata Vicharam’ - Swami Sandeepananda Giri
08.00 p.m - Hindhusthani Music by Kum. Madhuvanti Narayan

31 October (Monday)
 10.30 a.m – Lecture: 'Mahabharata : A Philosophy for Life' - Dr. Kalyan Kumar Chakravarthi I A S
05.30 p.m. Talk:  ‘Mahabharata Vicharam’ - Swami Sandeepananda Giri
08.00 p.m - Yakshaganam 'Gadayudham' by Annapoorneswary Yakshagana Kalasangam, Kottakkani, Kasaragod
On Stage : Shri. Jayaram Pattadi & Team

01 November (Tuesday)
 10.30 a.m – Lecture:  'Mahabharata : The Right Approach to Governance' - Dr. Kalyan Kumar Chakravarthi I A S
04.00 p.m - Tripple Thayambaka
Performance by Padmashree. Mattannur Sankarankutty & Team
05.30 p.m -Talk: ‘Mahabharata Vicharam’ - Swami Sandeepananda Giri
08.00 p.m – Kuchipudi Dance Performance by Smt. Yashoda Takur, Hyderabad


02 November (Wednesday)
10.30 a.m – Lecture: 'Mahabharata : Of Diversity and Unity' - Dr. Kalyan Kumar Chakravarthi I A S
05.30 p.m – Talk:  ‘Mahabharata Vicharam’ - Swami Sandeepananda Giri
08.00 p.m - Dhrupath Music - Dr. Vishal Jain, Alahabad

03 November (Thursday)
05.30 p.m- Talk: ‘Mahabharata Vicharam’ - Swami Sandeepananda Giri
08.00 p.m - Drama : ‘Pancharathram’
Script : Shri. Bhasan
Director : Shri. Ramesh Varma
Performance by Department of Theatre Sree Sankaracharya University Kalady

04 November (Friday)
05.30 p.m- Talk:  ‘Mahabharata Vicharam’ - Swami Sandeepananda Giri
08.00 p.m - Tholpavakoothu ‘Duryodhanavadham’ - Shri. Ramachandra Pulavar

Tholppavakoothu, the shadow puppetry at Mahabharata Vicharam, the cultural festival organised by Kerala Lalithakala Academi, Thrissur: 30 Oct - 10 Nov 2016

‘Mahabharatham : Cultural History’, a series of Lectures by Dr. Sunil P. Elayidam will begin from Nov 05.

05 November (Saturday)
05.30 p.m- Lecture:  ‘Mahabharatha : Narative, Form and Historical Life’ - Dr. Sunil P. Elayidam
08.00 p.m -  Chavittunadakam ‘Adhikaramoham’;
Performance By Kripasanam Powranika Rangakalapeetom, Alappuzha

06 November (Sunday)
05.30 p.m – Lecture:  ‘Historical Background of Mahabharatha’ - Dr. Sunil P. Elayidam
08.00 p.m -  Kathakali ‘Karnnashapatham’
Performance by Kathakali Club, Thrissur
Artists : Actors - Kalamandalam Krishnakumar, Kalamandalam Ravikumar, Kalamandalam Anilkumar, Kalamandalam Hari R. Nair, Kalamandalam Shanmugan .
Music - Kalamandalam Vinodkumar, Kalamandalam Jyothish Babu
Chenda - Kalamandalam Balasunder, Madhalam - Varavur Haridas, Chutti - Kalamandalam Ravikumar



07 November (Monday)
05.30 p.m – Lecture : ‘Mahabharatha : From Multiple Texts to Critical Edition’ - Dr. Sunil P. Elayidam
08.00 p.m-  Nangyarkoothu - 'Draupadi - Dhyuthasabha'
Performance by Krishnan Nambiar Mizhavu Kalari
Presented by : Smt. Usha Nangyar

08 November (Tuesday)
05.30 p.m- Lecture: ‘Krishna and Bhagavatgita in Indian History’ - Dr. Sunil P. Elayidam
08.00 p.m-  Mohiniyattam : ‘Chithramgana’ by Kalamandalam Chithra Abhimanyu
 & team.
Performance by Thrissur Janabheri; Direction : Kalamandalam Chithra Abhimanyu
Script : Shri. Prabha Varma, Music : Shri. N.K. Madhusoodhanan, Lighting : Shri. Jose Koshi

Chitrangana by Chitra Abhimanyu at Mahabharata Vicharam, the cultural festival organised by Kerala Lalithakala Academi, Thrissur: 30 Oct - 10 Nov 2016

09 November (Wednesday)
05.30 p.m- Lecture: ‘Gita : Historical Voyages’ - Dr. Sunil P. Elayidam
08.00 p.m- Carnatic Music by Shri. Vivek Moozhikkulam

10 November (Thursday)
 11.00 a.m - Exhibition of Paintings
Inauguration : Smt. Rani George I A S (Secretary, Department of Cultural Affairs )
05.30 p.m – Lecture:  ‘Mahabharatha and it’s Philosophy of Life’ - Dr. Sunil P. Elayidam
08.00 p.m- Kathaprasangam ‘Sreenarayanaguru’ by Shri. Vasanthakumar Sambasivan

11 November (Friday)
05.30 p.m – Kalamezhuthu by Shri. Panayur Vasudevan



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