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Kanhapatra - WIN

Once upon a time there lived a dancer 
Shyama, a concubine of a feudal baron
Had a pretty girl Kanha, also a dancer
Quite excelled in playing of the Veena”s tune
Was mortified being Courtesan’s daughter
Sobbing, came to her mother with a question
Calming her down she pointed to God’s statue
HE is your soul-mate will take you away astute

She took to Lord Pandurangam thus advised
As her lover, owner of body, mind and soul
As the classical musician her she was praised
People came with offers, mother turned down all.
Sultan of Vidarbh by her beauty was charmed
Sent order to send Kanha to his serial
She left town at dawn as she had intimation
Went to Pandharpur temple for inspiration.

She wrote, composed and sang as blessed poet
Data was leaked when a man saw her singing
The Sultan besieged the town and held the priest
Quite engrossed she kept on Veena –playing
Chord broke, song disrupted, the statue split
God came out, carried her, the statue joining
Merged with God, piece of scarf stuck in a gap
Kanha got herself in her eternal lover wrap.

Once upon a time in the fourteen century, at Mangalwedhe ,Maharashtra State, 
India, the story has taken place. A temple was built later, in Kanhapatra’s name. 
The lucky visitors, who strongly believe in Lord Vithal and his miracles, can see or 
assume the tiny piece of cloth, stuck (at the place near the heart) on the Lord’s statue.
Contest: Any poem # 3              6th place win
*Name of a woman
** Kanha means a belle
*** Veena, an Indian musical instrument
****Pandurangam, a name of the Indian God
*****A feudal Lord of Ancient state Vidarbh of India
******Pandharpur name of the town where there is famous temple of the Lord 
Honorable mention
Contest: The ottowa Rima by Jared Pickett

Copyright © Dr.Ram Mehta

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  1. Date: 9/4/2013 6:33:00 PM
    Hi Dr Ram, congratulations on your win.... SKAT

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 10:36:00 AM
    I really enjoyed this magnificent spiritual piece...congratulations on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 8:08:00 AM
    Dr Tam, , congratulations in Nathan's any poem contest... Linda

  1. Date: 12/29/2010 5:01:00 PM
    Wonderful read, I enjoyed the history. Thank you for sharing and good luck in the contest. Caryl

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 12:53:00 PM
    Dear Dr. Ram, A Superb, Ottava Rima Good Luck YOUR Liege, ALWAYS...HG Dr. Ram, I forgot to ask You What Introspective POETRY is I did not put Introspective as a Form because I don't know what it is YOUR Liege ALWAYS LOVE. ..HG

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 12:37:00 PM
    Dear Dr. Ram, I can see YOU standing in the Top Winner's Circle I enjoy the Knowledge in YOUR educational Footnotes YOUR Liege, ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 12/12/2010 4:22:00 PM
    DEAR RAM wonderful rendition the soul once it seeks gets solace from the lord, immaterial of other materialistic around it gets absorbed with the lord you have brought about the moksha siddhi well here

  1. Date: 12/12/2010 8:13:00 AM
    SOUP MAIL..Dr. Ram.. thankxxx.. and Happy Holidays..

  1. Date: 12/12/2010 6:19:00 AM
    I have just gone through this beautiful poetic story Dr. Mehta.Sorry I don't have any information regarding Kanhapatra.I am a Bengalee from Durgapur,West Bengal.Thank you for your comment on my poem.

  1. Date: 12/11/2010 11:45:00 PM
    truly a wonderful poetic story that was penned so precious and devoutly a wonderful and as you say true story to be handed down into the future for all,,,Thank You ever so much for your gracious and wonderful visits to my words and for your warm and generous wordsthat you leave behind,,blessings..Cecil

  1. Date: 12/11/2010 7:04:00 AM
    India is truly blessed because of its great contribution to history and its culture raised to fame. This is a literature that has to be nourished. Very interesting to read, Dr. Ram. (^_^) Noel.

  1. Date: 12/10/2010 1:39:00 PM
    Dear Dr. Mehta, This is one of my favorites! I am going to read this one to my Grand-daughter Thank you for this, simply beautiful As Always, Shar

  1. Date: 12/9/2010 7:48:00 PM
    Cool thing you did, to incorporate this ancient story with the ottava rima challenge. Good luck with the contest, Dr.ram!

  1. Date: 12/9/2010 6:54:00 PM
    thanks for the informative and educational write Dr Ram.

  1. Date: 12/9/2010 1:19:00 PM
    A very interesting story Dr. Ram, you make this form look so easy.. Enjoyed it tonight, all the best for the contest

  1. Date: 12/9/2010 12:08:00 PM
    enjoyed this traditonel story Dr Ram.with much vivid imagrey.

  1. Date: 12/9/2010 10:03:00 AM
    A very interesting story, dr. Ram. Thank you for sharing your great work! Hugs, Emilia

  1. Date: 12/9/2010 10:01:00 AM
    It is the season to give thanks...I wish to thank you for your support and friendship this past year (2010) Dr.Ram. May you and yours have a wonderful Holiday Season and may the New Year (2011) bring you and yours good health, and may your hearts be overflowing with love and happiness. Love and blessings always, Carol

  1. Date: 12/9/2010 7:40:00 AM
    Very fun piece...I was truely engaged

  1. Date: 12/9/2010 6:36:00 AM
    Well this has to be the most magnificent poem I have ever read from u Dr. Ram.. the details and description so vividly portrayed in your lines.. the footnotes ..the explanation..make it an exciting entry for Jared... good luck my friend.. with luv..