The highlight of an all-Brindavan day of cultural presentations, Prasanthi Nilayam was the twin programmes, a musical melody by the blossoming Brindavan Brass Band followed by a musical dance drama on the life of Sant Surdas.
The proceedings commenced with the blossoming Brindavan Brass Band offering a session of melodies, all began in a much customised style with an adaptation of the verses from the 1stanuvaka of the sacred Sri Rudram. Music flowed on with rhythmic beats resonating for the next 15 minutes, producing some of the beautiful gems.
The next was a drama presentation titled Sant Surdas, the story-line for the evening was the epic devotional story of the famed poet-composer-singer Bilwamangala turned Surdas who lived during the 15th century in the north of India. Beautiful settings, aesthetic costumes, vibrant dance movements and brilliant acting made the presentation simply spectacular.