JAMMU, Aug 18: Bhartiya Lok Sangeet Kala Sansthan (BLSKS), here today staged Dogri Musical Play ‘Raja Mandlik’ for the first time.
The play was based on the life and teachings of Raja Mandlik Ji and Baba Kaliveer Ji.
The programme was inaugurated by the chief guest Jugal Kishore Sharma, Member of Parliament and presided over by Chander Mohan Gupta, JMC Mayor.
The chief guest underlined the importance of staging such plays in all parts of the State to aware masses about various social evils.
He advocated for preservation of old rich traditions of saints, deities and elders who have sacrificed their lives for the betterment of the mankind. Earlier, the welcome song was presented by the artists and students of BLSKS, Sangam Tru art Production & National College of Computer Education.
The play was written, produced and directed by M.L Dogra, Chairman BLSKS.
Raja Mandlik (Gugga Ji) is also known as Jahar Veer Gogga Ji is a folk deity of many States of India. He is an eminent warrior-hero of the regions adored both by the Hindus and the Muslims.
A handout stated that ‘Samadhi’ of Gogga Ji is made of marble. His idol shows him riding a blue horse with a snake coiled around his neck.
Raja Mandlik Ji was born in Dadrewa in Churu district of Rajasthan around 900 AD back and his father was Raja Jewar Singh.