वेणीसंहारम् – तृतीयः अङ्कः (संस्कृतेन)
(Third Act of the Veṇīsaṃhāra – Sanskrit Explanation)
Veṇīsaṃhāra is a drama in six acts, composed by Bhaṭṭa Nārāyaṇa. It derives its name from the ferocious vow of Bhīma. Bhīma is enraged by the humiliation of Draupadī in the court of Kauravas. He vows to drink the blood of Duśśāsana, break the thigh of Duryodhana, and smear Draupadī’s hair with that blood. Veṇīsaṃhāra is known for its forceful verses, with the vīrarasa dominant through most of the play.
The third act of this drama is prescribed for study as part of the fourth level (Samartha) examinations of the Samskrita Bhasha Pracharini Sabha, Chittoor.
In these audio lectures, Smt. Sujatha Bala explains the text in simple Sanskrit. These lectures are bound to be very useful to students preparing for the examinations, as the answers are expected to be in Sanskrit. Also, other Sanskrit enthusiasts can enjoy listening and understanding the poem through Sanskrit itself.