Mysore, May 24 (SH)- An exhibition of astrological paintings of 'Drukkaana Devathe' by city-based Bharathanatya exponent and astrologer Jamuna Rani V. Mirle will be held at Ramsons' Pratima Gallery, opposite Mysore Zoo here, from May 27 to 30.
The exhibition will feature 36 'Devathas' referred to in the epics. The four-day exhibition will be inaugurated by S.Manjappa, Assistant Director, Department of Kannada and Culture at 10.30 am on May 27.
There will be a special Guru Vandana programme presided over by Journalist Rajashekar Koti with Bharathanatya guru Vidushi Nandini Eshwar and VWF Industries Chairman B.R. Pai as chief guests.
There will be special talks by Dr. S.N. Murthy and Dr. Prabhakara Kashyap on 'Drukkhaana Devathas' at 3 pm on May 30 at the same venue.
Entry to the exhibition and the talks are free.
Born in an orthodox family, Jamuna Rani Mirle dedicated her life to painting and dance as well as astrology. She has MA and M.Phil (Natyashastra) degrees from Mysore University. She established Arka Jnana Vitarana Kendra in Srirampura in 1998 to impart training to women and children as well as handicapped persons in yoga, dance, painting, handicrafts, rangoli & astrology.
Free education is also provided by her Kendra to handicapped women and children apart from marriage counseling. The Kendra conducts workshops and organises talks on various liberal arts.
Jamuna Rani studied astrology for 7 years under K.G. Ramachandra of Vijayanagar focusing on Prashna Marga — both predictions and remedies. She is the disciple of well-known sculptor L. Shivalingappa from whom she learnt painting.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore