The Love Story of Kacha Devayani
I am starting today a totally unique Love Story in Dramatic Free Verse based on the story of Kacha and Devayani as given in Indian mythology. A Brief background of the story is placed here so that you may enjoy it in its real background. This short Dramatic Verse series would be completed in few parts only.
THE STORY BACKGROUND
Kacha was the son of Brahaspati (Jupiter).
He was sent by Gods to become the disciple
of Asurs (Demons) Guru Sukracharya to
learn the secret knowledge of reviving the
dead as a representative of Gods.
The demon’s Guru Sukracharya had a
beautiful daughter named Devayani. The
moment Devayani saw Kacha, she instantly
fell in love with him and she began to feel
that she can no longer live without Kacha.
Kacha requested her father and Asurs
Guru to make him his disciple to teach him
the secret knowledge of immortality. Guru
Sukracharya refused to make Kacha his
disciple as he was the representative
of Gods. It was Devayani who forced her
father to accept him as his disciple to teach
Kacha the secret knowledge of reviving the
dead as she was utterly in love with him.
The dramatic verse starts from the Ashram*
of Guru Sukracharya, where Kacha stayed
for many years to learn the secret knowledge
in the sweet company of Guru’s daughter Devayani.
After completing the entire learning’s of the
secret knowledge and practicing it successfully
on Devayani's father, one day he told her that now
he wanted to go back to heaven, as his teachings
were complete and by reviving her father's
life he had proved the worthiness of his learning’s.
The Story starts from this point here.....in Part One placed today
Your views and comments about the narration of this unique love story would be highly appreciated.
Ravindra K Kapoor
Kanpur India 8th Aug. 2014