this is the story of sri krishna, devaki and yasoda.
devaki is sri krishna’s mother and yasoda is his step mother.
actually this story is not there in the purana. but improvised according to the artist’s imagination without contradicting the original story, at the same time trying to highlight the value of motherhood. it was a very touching performance. kudos to all the artists.
devaki explains her sorrows of not meeting him all these years.
i have never seen any kathakal performance like this. the characters were really crying–devaki, krishna and yasoda. during the continuous 3 hour performance they never applied anything (glycerine etc) in their eyes as film characters will do. their emotions were original. they were living the characters.
i also had a tough time to see through the lens with eyes filled with tears.