Establishing or highlighting the theme of the play at the beginning of the play itself, by indirect reference or suggestive reference to the main content of the theme is an important component of Indian ancient drama.
vinukonDa vallabharaaya also followed this tradition of suggestive reference to the main events or theme of the play, composed this poem at the beginning of the street play ‘kriiDaabhiraamaM’. This poem is considered by many of the admirers and critics as well, as one of the finest of such poems, which suggest the theme so finely and meaningfully at the same time.
This poem is a sort of love letter written by a woman named ‘kaamamaMjari’ who was living life on her own, who was very much in admiration and love towards the hero of this street play – ‘goviMda maMchana Sarma’ who was at that point of time was away on some work to far-away lands – addressing him and requesting him to come back to her, who was with full of beauty and liking towards him, at the earliest, as the areas he was roaming at that point of time were devoid of any romance or life.
This poem is the first one of the two part poem and at the beginning of the play this was read out by ‘TiTTibha seTTi’ who, being a close friend of the hero ‘goviMda maMchana Sarma’ accompanied him wherever he went, like a shadow.