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Swargarohanam Krishnanattam Offering at Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple for Peaceful Death

One of the important offering at the world famous Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is the performance of the art form Krishnanattam. Now many devotees are offering the Swargarohanam of Sri Krishna Krishnanattam for peaceful death. In the Swargarohanam, the performance is based on the departure of Sri Krishna from Earth.
Deccan Chronicle reports
Krishnanattam is a performing art that combines both piety and art.
It is based on a Sanskrit work ‘Krishnageethi’ written by  Manavedan Raja, a Zamorin king of Kozhikode, 350 years ago. The work includes eight phases of the life of Lord Krishna.
The devotees can select any story part to play as per their preference or the full story for nine days if they can afford it. 
Devotees believe that by offering ‘Avataram’ story, a child will be born to childless couples.
By offering ‘Kaliamardanam’ play, skin problems caused by snake bite and other skin diseases are also cured by the Lord.
‘Rasa Krida’ is offered for the well-being of unmarried girls and for getting a suitable spouse. Also disputes between married couples will be solved. 
‘Kamsavadham’ is for removing one’s enemies,  ‘Swayamvaram’ for getting a suitable marriage alliance, ‘Banayudham’  for any auspicious event,  getting the blessings of Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva and success in legal matters, ‘Vividavadham’  for removing poverty and success in agriculture and  ‘Swargarohanam’  for the peace of a departed soul,  salvation and for  a peaceful death.
According to Sukumaran Asan, senior member of the Krishnanattam troupe in Guruvayur Devaswom,  ‘Swayamvaram’ and ‘Avataram’ were the most wanted plays for the offering so far. But now it has been replaced by ‘Swargarohanam.’ Last year, the most played story was ‘Swargarohanam’ as the demand for a peaceful death overtakes all other needs in our society, he says.  Earlier,   only one ‘Swargarohanam’ play was allowed in a year.’ 
About two decades ago, devaswom officials permitted  ‘Swargarohanam’ on demand with one condition. Those who arrange ‘Swargarohanam’ play has to offer ‘Avataram’ also as the Lord needs rebirth for the other roles.