Hey, the one with most prowesses

Ragam: 
Story Play (Attakkatha): 
Characters: 

Hey, the one with most prowesses, my elder brother one, listen to me.  I had a lot of desires and all that have gone in vain

Followed by a normal culminatory dance in the current rhythmic cycle

Godlessness (Follwed by “Indicative Prompting”.  On completion of his gestural communication, the act comes to a culmination and then proceeds to enact the stanza)

Godlessness (meaning being God himself) is what I saught and requested it.  However, what I got is slumberness (sleep) – By the twist of the words – Godlessness is “NIRDEVATHWAM” and condition of being asleep is “NIDRAAVATHWAM” – is what I got, hey the leader of Rakshasas.

Followed by a normal culminatory dance in the current rhythmic cycle

 

Stage Features: 

Kumbhakarna responds in Bilahari Ragam set to MuriyaTantha Cycle of 7 beats per cycle at a medium pace

Hey the one with most prowess (This part of the line is uttered by the singers and the actor enacts the essence of wht is to follow.  The act is called “Cholli Vattam Thattuka” or “Indicative Prompting”.  On completion of his gestural communication, the act comes to a culmination and then proceeds to enact the stanza)