Troupe: Nandipat, Kolkata
Drama: Ujjwal Chattopadhyay
Direction: Prokash Bhattacharya
Synopsis: Chandradhar is a worshipper of Shiva, but Manasa hopes that she can win over Chand to her worship. But, far from worshipping her, Chand refuses to even recognize her as a deity. Manasa takes revenge upon Chand by repeatedly destroying his business and his family but Chand still worships only Shiva. Chand returns to Champak Nagar and manages to rebuild his life. He arranges marriage of his son Lakhindara with Behula. In spite of all precautions, Manasa had her way — a snake, sent by her, killed Lakshmindara. The rest of the story is a tale of how Behula combated against all odds and adversities and finally succeeded in bring back Lakhindara in life. Chand could not forgive the goddess for all the suffering he had to go through. He offered her flowers with the left hand and turned his face away from her image. From then on Chand and his family lived in peace and prosperity.
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