Ajitha Hare - Kathakalipadam
Video of the Padam (song) ‘Ajitha Hare’ in Kuchelavritham Kathakali. The song in praise of Lord Krishna is rendered in the Raga ‘Sreeragam’. Kathakalipadams are the songs that accompany a Kathakali performance. In addition to Mudras (gestures) and Abhinaya (action), these songs are also used to narrate the story of a play. The language of the padams is a mixture of Sanskrit and Malayalam.
The artists here are Kottakkal Madhu and Vengeri Narayanan Namboothiri. Mr. Madhu is a senior faculty member of P.S.V. Natyasangham, Kottakkal, a reputed Kathakali training centre and troupe.