COUNTRY : INDIA
TITLE : THE PUPPET SHOWS OF RAJASTHAN, INDIA
Imbues new passions in the youths and children .
The native puppet shows forge a story ,
Where the string marionette fascinates all in a fantasy.
Kathputli , a puppet made of wood ,
Amuses the world with its movements and allure.
Udaipur in Rajasthan magnifies the tradition of puppet theatre ,
With extreme hardwork the loud beats of dholak cheers.
The evenings are adorned with colourful lights ,
The puppets are embellished with silk clothes in various size.
It explores the ideas of children ,
Uplift their desires to enjoy new characters and places and enlivens.
So exciting is the narration of the story ,
That the audiences are enthralled with the Nats in a glory.
The puppeteers seem to be the magicians ,
Where they control the strings to present each character.
So divine are the specifications ,
The dance and hand movements of the puppets thrills the children.
Stories from mythology and legends depict the characters ,
So alarming are the crucial moments to impact the audiences.
The age old tradition is our prime heritage ,
As we unfold a new story to win the hearts of children.
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