Presented here is an excerpt from the Kathakali play Rugmangada Charitam. Written by Mandavappalli Ittiraricha Menon, the story is about the King Rugmangada and his devotion towards God Vishnu.
Story of Rugmangada Charita
King Rugmangada was an ardent devotee of God Vishnu who strictly observed the Ekadasi fasting which was considered sacred to Lord Vishnu. He accumulated so much merit that the gods became jealous of him. So they decided to test Rugmangada’s devotion. The story shows the great benefits which were promised to devotees of Vishnu who observed the Ekadasi fast.
Performed here is Kalamandalam Gopi as Rugmangada and Margi Vijayakumar as Mohini.