Natrang completes 10 shows of ‘Mata Ki Kahani’ at Katra Navratra Festival

Natrang artists staging 'Mata Ki Kahani' during Navratra Festival in Katra.
Natrang artists staging 'Mata Ki Kahani' during Navratra Festival in Katra.

Excelsior Correspondent
KATRA, Oct 5: Natrang completed the series of 10 shows of its mega musical theatre production ‘Mata Ki Kahani’ in Navratra Festival Katra.
Organized by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and Department of Tourism, this ultimate attraction of Navratra Festival witnessed jam-packed audiences at the exclusively designed open-air theatre at Kailash Parking, Railway Road, Katra where thousands of devotees and the locals used to throng every evening.
Written, devised, scripted, designed and directed by Balwant Thakur and produced by Natrang Jammu, this mega-musical theatre presentation has created a history for being the first theatrical show based on the legend of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.
Over 70 accomplished artists featured in this mega theatrical wonder which unfolds the entire story of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi just in one hour. Famous film personalities including Mukesh Khanna and Rakesh Bedi have rendered voice to this magnificent production.
‘Mata Ki Kahani’ – a unique theatrical experience for the audience, beautifully showcased the popular legend of Mata Vaishno Devi. 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.
Seventy accomplished artists/performers/technicians/designers have mounted this presentation. Prominent amongst those included Neeraj Kant in direction, Surinder Manhas and Sumeet Sharma in audiography, Mohd Yaseen in production coordination, Virji Sumbly and Aadesh Dhar in art direction, Sushant Singh Charak and Brijesh Avtar Sharma in costumes and properties, Sunny Mujoo (Choreography) and Shivam Singh in light design and execution.
The prominent participants of this mega production included Neeraj Kant, Suresh Kumar, Meenakshi Bhagat, Zeeshan Haider, Mohd. Umar, Sheetal Jadhan, Sagar Gupta, Sunny Mujoo, Vansh Padotra, Sahil Bazaz, Kushal Bhat, Sushant Singh Charak, Parth Magotra, Pooja Raina, Vidhya Angural, Aarti Sharma, Bhawana Gupta, Luxmi Devi, Palshin Dutta, Naina Rakwal, Priyal Gupta, Sunaina Bharti, Rashi Devi, Kashish Gupta, Deepika Rajput, Lakshmi Uppal, Priya, Kananpreet Kour, Mohd. Yaseen, Brijesh Avtar Sharma, Ajay Lalotra, Aadesh Dhar, Atikshi Thakur, Monika Sharma, Himshikha Thakur, Akraishy Langeh, Arushi Dogra, Avantika Dogra, Apurvi Sharma, Reetakshi Sharma and Jeevika Bhagat.