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Poem on Diwali by Srinivas Kanchibhotla
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24th May 2004
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Poem on Deepavali by Srinivas Kanchibhotla


It is interesting how, in our mythology, some Gods evoke only certain types of images. However stereotypical it may be, a mention of Lord Siva immediately reminds us of his innocent yet mercurial temperament. Same is the case with Lord Rama, who is the embodiment of nobility. We cannot see them in any other way. For example, it is difficult to imagine Lord Siva as the master schemer ala Lord Vishnu, one who can handle things on his own without having to resort to external help. Similarly Sri Rama - it feels out of place imagining Sri Rama as Srungaaraabhirama, though it is quite possible that he has a playful side to his lore/myth.

In the same way, any mention of Lord Krishna, we are automatically reminded with his wily ways and worldly wisdom. Apart from these, he is stereo-typed as somebody, who has a tough time managing his sweet-hearts and sugar-bunches. It is not so much as he is incapable of handling them, but it seems like he enjoys allowing to be controlled and manipulated. Here is a depiction of his imbroglio with his lady love. The last stanza, points out the difference between love and devotion, between Bhama and Rukmini.


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Srinivas Kanchibhotla poem on Dasara
Also read Bhanu's poem on Sirivennela
Also read Bhanu's poem on Malliswari


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