History of Taramati Baradari retold through Kuchipudi

On the occasion of Kuchipudi performance, choreographed and performed by Lalitha Sindhuri, a city based danseuse along with her troupe by narrating the remarkable love story between two courtesans Taramati and Premamati and the other seventh king of Golconda Kingdom,  Abdullah Qutb  Shah the recital spoke about the power of love and advocated for peace.

The performance told about the mythical story of the prince enjoying the lilting songs of the courtesan while sitting in his fort. The ambience of the historical establishment returned to its glory days as Lalitha and Mahati Bhikshu essayed a number of characters from the story enchanting the gathering. Vocalist Sweta Prasad along with Renuka Prasad on the nattuvangam, Sridharachari on the mridangam and Nanda Kumar and Pramod Kumar on sitar and flute, respectively, ably aided the dancers.

The soulful evening was organised by the US consulate in Hyderabad that donated a sum of Rs 70 lakh as a part of its endeavour to restore the historical site. A host of prominent people that included City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar and activist Sunitha Krishnan, among others, graced the occasion. 

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