Most befitting show ‘Mata ki Kahani’ opens at Katra

Artists during 'Mata ki Kahani' show at Katra on Thursday.
Artists during 'Mata ki Kahani' show at Katra on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Oct 11: The most befitting show and the ultimate attraction of Navratra Festival ‘Mata ki Kahani’ opened this evening at the open-air theatre, Railway Station Katra.
Conceptualized, devised, designed and directed by Padamshree Balwant Thakur, this mega-musical theatre presentation of Natrang Jammu mesmerized the jam-packed audiences which largely included the devotee of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.
Prasanna Ramaswamy G, Deputy Commissioner Reasi was the chief guest on the occasion whereas Nisha Nathyal, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Reasi was the special guest.
‘Mata ki Kahani’–a unique theatrical experience for the audience, beautifully showcased the popular legend of Mata Vaishno Devi. Magically it transported the entire audience to a mesmerizing journey unfolding the story of Mata Vaishno Devi which is a classic narrative that echoes every Hindu household and is a part of every grandma’s midnight tale. As per the legend, during the period when the Goddess was busy in annihilating the Asuras, Her three main manifestations viz. Mata Maha Kali, Mata Maha Lakshmi and Mata Maha Saraswati got together one day and pooled their collective Tejas or spiritual strength. Today Mata Vaishno Devi is worshiped by millions and trillions of people across the world. Mata Vaishno Devi has surfaced as an embodiment of will, strength and peace. In the present times, when the atrocities against the mankind is prevailing, the legend of Mata Vaishnodevi gives a guiding light to her followers to help her devotees to uphold inner confidence and faith within themselves and on the strength of her healing and cosmic powers.
The most striking feature of today’s performance was the demonstration of perfection in every creative department be it the stage action, design, lighting, scenic imagery and visual poetry which left a life-time impact of a highly vibrant presentation.
Prominent amongst those seventy contributors of creating this historical presentation include Anil Tickoo, Neeraj Kant, Surinder Manhas, Virji Sumbly, Mohammad Yaseen, Shivam Singh, Suraj Ganjoo, Deepali Sharma, Vrinda Sharma, Vanshika Gupta, Gauri Thakur, Manoj Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Adesh Dhar, Akash Bhat, Sheetal Jadhan, Diya Sharma, Zeeshan Haider, Mohammad Umar, Deepika Bala, Rahul Gupta, Kuldeep Angral, Menu Kumari, Eva Mahajan, Shivam Sharma, Sushant Singh, Natasha Jamwal, Aarti Devi, Nisha Mehra, Rakshit Arora, Kanan Preet Kaur, Udit Sagar, Danish Bargotra, Jatin Sharma, Shaista Mir, Preeti Malhotra, Avinash Bhagat, Saanvi Anant, Rohit Sharma, Naresh Kumar, Abhinav Sharma, Ujhwal Bandral, Priya Thakur, Sumit Raina and Sahil Kumar.