Showing posts with label Man Lila. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Man Lila. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is The Man Lila?

 

Krishna and his disciples perform a holy drama (lila) called Man Lila (bhakta).

One of Krishna's female friends feigns injured pride (man) in this lila, generally as a result of his making a mistake, such as calling her by another woman's name.

She pretends to be upset for a while, but soon succumbs to his charm and undivided attention.

In Sanskrit poetry, the idea of a lady pretending to be angry in order to have her lover flatter and fawn over her and sweeten the delight of the final reunion has a long history.

This lila is often performed in devotional theatrical performances, which are also called as lilas ("plays"), since its purpose is to display the divine's labor.



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