Friday, April 11, 2014

Kathak exponent Ranjana Bhattacharya performs at Morari Bapu's Ramkatha in Chittorgarh

Actress and Kathak dancer Ranjana Bhattacharya also with Kathak guru Jayantimala recently performed at Morari Bapu's Ramkatha held in the Chittorgarh fort at Chittorgarh. To mark the pious days of the Navratri, film producer and industrialist  Madan Paliwal, under the banner of Sant Kripa Sanatan Sansthan organised a nine day Ramkatha by Morari Bapu in Chittorgarh that was attended by lakhs of devotees. The Katha which concluded on the occasion of Ram Navami also saw classical dance acts by actresses Hrishitaa Bhatt and Vidya Malvade as well as soulful renderings of religious songs by singer Trapti Shakya. There was a ghazal evening with Ahmed Hussain and Modh Hussain as well as a mushaira.

Speaking to news and content agencies upon her return to Mumbai, Ranjana Bhattacharya said, "It was a different world at Chittorgarh. There were thousands if not lakhs of devotees. The religious fervor and devotion was touching and the experience rejuvenated me emotionally and intellectually. It was an honor to perform with my guru Jayantimala who is Kathak Queen Sitara Devi's daughter and one of the greatest Kathak performers herself."

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