‘Flowers’ is one of the two monologues written by Girish Karnad. A devout priest, who ornately decorates the linga of the sanctum, falls prey to a desire considered blasphemous. He falls for a rich courtesan who visits the temple on a Shivarathri. He visits her, and she entices him to decorate her just as he does the linga. The flowers that adorned the lord at dawn caress the courtesan at dusk. However, when the Chieftain finds a strand of hair in the prasada, fates turn and what ensues changes the dharma and karma of the priest.
Cast and Crew
Director: V. Balakrishnan
Actor: T. M. Karthik
Musicians: Srivaralakshmi Maya (Vocal) and Vishwa Bharath (Percussion)
Previews & reviews
"Flowers of folly" - in The Hindu MetroPlus
"Theatre Nisha stages Girish Karnad’s 'Flowers'"- in The Hindu MetroPlus