Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
A three-day Nirgun Gaan Samaroh ended with play ‘Gagan Ghata Gahrani’ at Tribal Museum on Wednesday. Aadivasi Lok Kala Evam Boli Vikas Akademi organised the fest to mark the birth anniversary of15thcentury poet and saint Kabir.
He is known for being critical of both Hinduism and Islam, stating that the former was misguided by the Vedas, and questioning their meaningless rites of initiation such as the sacred thread and circumcision respectively.
Kabir suggested that True God is with the person who is on the path of righteousness, and thus considered all creatures on earth as his own self, and was passively detached from the affairs of the world Directed by Sanjay Upadhyay, the play highlights that Kabir was not a poet, but he is an all prevailing thought.
It was based on personality and works of saint Kabir. It depicts a collage of his life and ideology. It also highlights the different roles of Kabir’s life like poet, lover, revolutionary, son and father. The ideals of Kabir are still relevant. It was presented wonderfully by actors like Krishna Kumar, Rohit Chandra, Sharda Singh and other of a theatre group, Patna.
Besides acting, set, costumes, lights and music also attracted the theatre buffs who were present in good numbers here. Sanjay Upadhyay designed its music. Mohammed Jani accompanied them on Dholak, Rajesh Ranjan on tabla, Arvind Kumar on Nagada. Bijendra Kumar designed its colourful lights while Rajeev Rai, Mukesh Kumar and Rajesh Kumar designed its costume and make-ups and set.