6th February, 2016
Anupama Kylash, Vilasini Natyam
Siva Chandra Kumara Sundaram, Kuchipudi
Thousand Pillar Temple, Warangal
Vishwam Narayanam was a heavenly Vilasini natyam dance performance by Anupama Kylash and Siva Chandra Kumara Sundaram, a renowned Kuchipudi artist in the ancient Thousand Pillar Temple. Vishwam Narayanam was the first male-female duo presentation in Kuchipudi and Vilasini Natyam. It showcased the legends, ideals and philosophy connected to Sri Vaishnavism, Sri Maha Vishnu, Sri Ramachandra, Sri Krishna and Sri Venkateshwara. The drama beautifully unfolded through an exploration of the five aspects or modes of Lord Vishnu as described in the Vaishnava Agamas.
Siva Chandra Kumara Sundaram
The Thousand Pillars Temple, locally known as Rudreshwara Gudi or Veyyisthambaala Gudi, is located in Hanamkonda, Warangal. It is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It was constructed in 1163 AD by the great Rudra Deva. Every part of the temple depicts the typical Chalukya style of architecture. The Thousand Pillar temple has three presiding deities, Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Surya Deva. The temple stands as a statement of the finest of arts of the Kakatiyas.