Lord Siva

Story Play (Attakkatha): 



Arjuna, prior to starting his penance to Lord Siva, visits sacred waters, crosses forests, towns and mountains, prays at holy shrines and reaches the banks of River Ganga near Kailas mountains, stands on one foot, focuses his mind on Lord Siva and starts praying.


The is a prayer and is not acted out. When the curtain is half lowered we see Arjuna standing on one foot, eyes closed in meditation and arms holding up bow and arrow. He stands in this pose till the singers finish the prayer “Goureesam mama kanaakenam.”