77th YEAR BHAGAVATA MELA NATAKA MAHOTSAV
17 - 27 May 2017
organised by
SRI LAKSHMI NARASIMHA JAYANTI BHAGAVATA MELA NATYA NATAKA SANGAM (Estd. 1938)

VENUE :Sri Varadaraja Perumal Sannidhi, Melattur
63-64, SOUTH STREET, MELATTUR 614 301, THANJAVUR DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU
email: melattur.bhagavatamela@gmail.com
Phone:+91 94431 27000

Schedule




CONCLUDED EVENTS


76th YEAR BHAGAVATA MELA NATAKA MAHOTSAV - 2016
23 - 31 May 2016
organised by
SRI LAKSHMI NARASIMHA JAYANTI BHAGAVATA MELA NATYA NATAKA SANGAM (Estd. 1938)

VENUE :Sri Varadaraja Perumal Sannidhi, Melattur
63-64, SOUTH STREET, MELATTUR 614 301, THANJAVUR DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU
email: melattur.bhagavatamela@gmail.com
Phone:+91 94431 27000
The great Bhagavata Mela tradition, a rare temple/theatre art in a unique blend of Bakti, music, dance & drama in vogue over 4 centuries, is the only surviving link today in Tamil Nadu that connects us with the ancient Sanskrit theatre. The Bhagavata Mela natakams, composed in chaste Telugu by Melattur Venkatarama Sastry (1743-1809 A.D), are performed annually, in adherence to the Natya Veda, in the sannidhi of Lord Sri Varadaraja Perumal of Melattur village as part of Sri Narasimha Jayanti Vasantotsav.

Schedule



75th YEAR PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATION & BHAGAVATA MELA NATAKA MAHOTSAV

7 - 21 May 2015

The great Bhagavata Mela tradition, a rare temple/theatre art in a unique blend of Bakti, music, dance & drama in vogue over 4 centuries, is the only surviving link today in Tamil Nadu that connects us with the ancient Sanskrit theatre.

The Bhagavata Mela natakams, composed by Melattur Venkatarama Sastry (1743-1809 A.D), are performed annually, in adherence to the Natya Veda, in the sannidhi of Lord Sri Varadaraja Perumal as part of Sri Narasimha Jayanti Vasantotsav.

Venue: Sri Varadaraja Perumal Sannidhi, Melattur

SCHEDULE ; APPEAL


74th Year Bhagavata Mela Nataka Mahotsav was held from May 23-31, 2014.

The centuries old Utsav is held annually with religious fervour in the sannidhi of Lord Sri Varadaraja--the deity of Melattur--as part of celebration of Sri Nrusimha Jayanti.

The ritualistic Bhagavata Mela tradition, a Telugu Heritage nurtured in Tamil country, richly deserves a vast support from the art-world. It came into being as a result of Bhakti movement about 400 years ago, it is not far different from the Kuchipudi Bhagavata Mela.

The Bhagavata Mela Nataka Mahotsav – 2014 featured not only Bhagavata Mela natakams but many fitting events akin to Bhagavata Mela also. Celebrities in the field of classical dance, music, Sanskrit theatre, research scholars and tourists thronged the village during the Bhagavata Mela.

The splendour, exuberance and purity of purpose of this tradition are to be witnessed at Melattur to believe. Preserved in pristine purity as a true temple-art with no commercial interests, this great theatre-art, considered as the only surviving link in Tamil Nadu today that connects us to the ancient Sanskrit theatre, struggles for survival not to mention the pernicious odds and hardship that are in our way, and the lack of the deserving support and encouragement to it from the art-world, public and mass media.

SCHEDULE

S. NATARAJAN
President & Chairman
Artistic Director


  • Jan 19, 2013, 5.45pm
  • 73rd Year Bhagavata Mela Nataka Mahotsav
    May 23 - 31, 2013 Melattur, Tamilnadu
    Venue: Sri Varadaraja Perumal Sannidhi, Melattur

    SCHEDULE

  • Jan 19, 2013, 5.45pm

  • Under the auspices of Gudiya Sambhrama 2013 (The Bengaluru Temple Festival), Melattur Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Jayanti Bhagavata Mela Natya Nataka Sangam presented the Bhagavata Mela Natakam PRAHLADA CHARITAM
    VENUE: Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, Temple Road, 15th Cross, Malleswaram, Bengalooru


  • May 18-27, 2012
    72nd YEAR BHAGAVATA MELA MAHOTSAV
    VENUE:Sri Varadaraja Perumal Sannidhi, Melattur
    Schedule


  • Febraury 12, 2012 at 6.30pm
    SRI KRISHNA JANANAM - KAMSA VADHAM
    VENUE:Sri Guddada Ramanjaneya Devasthana, Hanumanthnagar.
    View invitation
    SRI KRISHNA JANANAM - KAMSA VADHAM



  • May 20 - 29, 2011
    71st YEAR BHAGAVATA MELA NATAKA MAHOTSAV
    VENUE: Sri Varadaraja Perumal Sannidhi, Melattur.
    The great Bhagavata Mela tradition, a rare temple/theatre art in a unique blend of Bakti, music, dance & drama in vogue over 4 centuries, is the only surviving link today in Tamil Nadu that connects us with the ancient Sanskrit theatre.

    The Bhagavata Mela natakams, composed by Melattur Venkatarama Sastry (1743-1809 A.D), are performed annually, in adherence to the Natya Veda, in the sannidhi of Lord Sri Varadaraja, the presiding deity of Melattur village as part of Sri Narasimha Jayanti Vasantotsav.
    Schedule



  • Saturday, Jan 15, 2011, 6.05pm
    Under the auspices of Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanams, Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad & Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel, Melattur Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Jayanti Bhagavata Mela Natya Nataka Sangam devotionally presented the Bhagavata Mela Natakam SRI KRISHNA JANANAM - KAMSA VADHAM.
    Composed in chaste Telugu by Melattur Brahmasri Venkatarama Sastry (1743 - 1809 AD) in a unique blend of music, dance, drama and bhakti in the Sannadhi of Lord Sri Venkateswara at Tirumala Hills (Tirupati) at the advent of auspicious Uthrayan.



  • Monday, Dec 27, 2010, 7.30pm
    Under the auspices of the South Indian Bhajana Samajam, Matunga, Mumbai, Melattur Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Jayanti Bhagavata Mela Natya Nataka Sangam presented the Bhagavata Mela Natakam HARHARA LEELA VILASAM composed in chaste Telugu by Melattur Brahmasri Venkatarama Sastry (1743 - 1809 AD) in a unique blend of music, dance, drama and bhakti
    At: The Samajam premises, Mumbai, 7.30pm.


  • Sunday Dec 26, 2010, 6.30pm
    SHRI KRISHNA JANANAM, KAMSA VADAM Dance ballet
    At: Sivaswamy Auditorium, Mumbai
    View the invite


  • Saturday Dec 25, 2010, 8.30-10pm
    A 25 member dance/music group from Melattur presented an unbroken dance-drama tradition of the 450 year old temple theater-art form
    At: The 1st annual Nrtya-Sura-Bharati Festival


  • PRAHLADA CHARITAM at Ahobilam (19 Nov 2010)


  • Bhagavata Mela 2010 Schedule





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