Definitions

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  • n. "story of the Hari".
  • n. A form of Hindu religious discourse. The story teller explores a religious theme, usually the life of a saint or a story from an Indian epic.

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit हरि (hari) + katha

Examples

  • Like a light at the end of the tunnel, the withering artistes found the TTD which has been using the services of bhajan and harikatha troupes for the spread of bhakthi cult, especially among the rural masses.

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  • However, it was harikatha by Vennakoti Ramakumari from Tenali in A.dhra Pradesh and a violin solo by A. Kanyakumari, an exponent of international repute from Chennai, that made the festival more meaningful and memorable.

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  • Though a number of women were making foray into the harikatha discourse, the performance by Ms. Ramakumari provided a different experience to the audience.

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  • Nagaraja Rao's harikatha narration featured the life history of Raghavendra Swamy.

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  • A burly figure, now in his late sixties, he still proves to be a harikatha artiste to watch purely for his narrative skills with some punch lines here and there and comical tit bits too to engage the audience.

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  • Re-living history Nagaraja Rao's harikatha narration.

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  • She began with an introduction to what the art of harikatha is all about, and also spoke about Embar's contributions to the art.

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  • The story of Rukmini's love for Krishna has all the elements that could make it a riveting narration, but Dr. Prameela's harikatha lacked zing.

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