PaPaPa - Nayaki (2018)

Zakir Hussain's SriPaadham Academy of Dance presented
PaPaPa - NAYAKI (Parānkusa - Pādavalla - Parakāla)

Dr. Anita Ratnam as PArankusa Nayaki NAMMAZHWAR
Research source: Madhusudhanan Kalaichelvan

Zakir Hussain as PAdavalla Nayaki ANDAL
Research source: Dr. Venkatesh

Rama Vaidyanathan as PArakala Nayaki TIRUMANGAI AZHWAR
Research source: Dr. Sudha Seshayyan

Date: August 15, 2018
Venue: Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Maharajapuram Santhanam Road, T. Nagar, Chennai 600017
Time: 6pm

Pa-PA-Pa, a truly spectacular concept brings to light the unique love depiction of bridal mysticism that the saint poets of south Indian bakthi movement were engaged in. Parānkusa Nayaki, Pādavalla Nayaki and Parakāla Nayaki, the heroines of Pa-PA-Pa are the pseudo characterization of Nammāzhwar, Āndal and Tirumangai Āzhwar from the galaxy of Āzhwar saints who were instrumental is spreading Vishnu bakthi in south India.

Having fallen in love with the Supreme Lord, they chose to consider themselves as his lady love and expressed their longing for him through songs composed in Tamil. They managed to express some of their deepest feelings for him and vividly portray their emotions to the joy of the readers.

These songs detail out their prescribed way of pure love and devotion to the Almighty and document them as approved methods that could be adopted by devotees for more years to come. What would be a better idea than to bring all three of the Lord's chosen heroines on stage and watch them sing their hearts out to Him and cherish their thoughts! 

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