Open Air Theater
In the World
Baragada a town in Odish, India is a land of varied and age old Culture,
Every year for ten days the town turns to be an unparalleled theatre
All citizen of the town participate in this theatrical shows both as audience and actor
A major portion of the greatest Hindu scripture is enacted here
The scripture depicts the incidents though its eighteen thousand long verses’ description
In short Demon king Kansa representing all evils was killed by his nephew the lord as Krishna in his incarnation
Kansa and Lord Krishna both get birth, grow and play their roles in Baragarh every year over last sixty years,
it was never a monotony neither lackluster but is increasing in its splendor.
Kansa the Demon king is the centre of attraction
He rules his kingdom with justice and affection
Krishna gets birth in a prison and shifted across a flooded river to the different part of City
To grow up in His divine way with all his scriptural plays to kill Kansa the mighty
Kansa rules Bargarah for those ten days,
In a small part of town Krishna has his own divine plays.
Kansa the Demon king reigns the whole Baragada
Real administration and judicial service have to surrender
Kansa the demon king gives justice to his own citizen
Punish the guilty irrespective of real status and position
It is strange but real and orders so far legalized under the law
After Kansa gives the judgment in the theatrical show
The history as available for last sixty years
Show no untoward and irregularity have arisen out of such order.
Ultimately Kansan is killed by Krishna after enacting major episodes as per scripture,
The same story is repeated with millions of audience with religious and festive mood from far and near.
Parallel performances with different scenes at various stages and streets are performed,
With touch of reality to the episodes and respect to religious sentiments the scenes are framed.
The real actor for role of demon king Kansa For last several years,
is a driver in a hospital living in his small house with family and dears.
Though he is mighty ruler with awful appearance during his role,
He is respected and is a matter of pride for his neighbors in living lane as a divine soul.
Though Kansa is wicket character as animated from scripture,
When you see his role though awe struck you cannot hate his character.
As if the earth is a stage and we all are actors
Play our roles as villain or hero and off the screen we are loving brothers.
The author is unaware of Gunnies book of record on such a theater,
Baragarha festival is unique for its stages, performances and performer.
With twelve stages and entire Baragada town,
All audiences are also actors with King Kansa on thorn.
The festival, religious faith, the stage actors and audience are beyond description,
Command a place in world of wonders with all its celebrations,