Sri Gauri Mahatyam

Sri Gauri Mahatyam (transl. Glory of Goddess Gauri) is a 1956 Telugu-language swashbuckler film, produced by P. S. Seshachalam under the Mahi Productions banner[3] and directed by D. Yoganand.[4] It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Sriranjani Jr. [5] and music jointly composed by Ogirala Ramachandra Rao & T. V. Raju.[6]

Sri Gauri Mahatyam
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byD. Yoganand
Produced byP. S. Seshachalam
Written byMalladi Ramakrishna Sastry (dialogues)
Screenplay byD. Yoganand
Story byMalladi Ramakrishna Sastry
Srungaram (main story)
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Sriranjani Jr.
Music byOgirala Ramachandra Rao
T. V. Raju
CinematographyP. S. Selvaraj
Edited byV. S. Narayana
Mahi Productions[1]
Release date
  • 5 October 1956 (1956-10-05)
Running time
172 mins


The film begins on a King (C.S.R.) who has two wives, the first wife Satyavathi Devi (P. Hemalatha) is an ardent devotee of Goddess Mangala Gauri and she names her daughter as Bala Gauri. On the other side, as the second wife Satyabhama (Suryakala) childless she begrudge and poisons them when Satyavathi dies, but Gauri escapes. Years roll by, Gauri (Srirajani Jr.) also grows up with the same devotion towards the goddess. Now Satyabhama decides to couple up her with a lunatic and assigns the task to gardener Thantalu (Relangi). But faithful Thantalu wants to stop this atrocity. Fortuitously, on the way, he gets acquainted with a Prince Balaveera (N. T. Rama Rao). Learning regarding the plight, Balaveera promises Thantalu to wed Gauri, so, he enters in disguise as a lunatic and marries Gauri. Soon after, a dreadful secret is revealed regarding Balaveera. In his childhood, his father Satyavrata (Srivatsa) has broken an anoint pot on the idol when Lord Siva (Kanta Rao) curses that the lifespan of his son is equal to the number of pieces that the pot have broken. Here a conflict arises between Siva & Parvathi (Latha), one to destroy another to protect Balaveera. At present, Siva sends his snake to hit Balaveera but Parvathi pullbacks and transforms it into a cruel human called Bhujanga (Mukkamala). But Bhujanga gets the power of Trishula and returns in search of Balaveera. By the time, Gauri & Balaveera decamp to the forest where they are captured by a tribal king Durjaya who throws Balaveera into the river and holds Gauri. In the palace, Bhujanga traces Gauri and brings her back. Parallelly, Balaveera is saved by a saint who suggests him to pray to Goddess Parvathi to get rid off from these dilemmas, so, he does so, and acquires a weapon Chandrayudham as a boon. At that point in time, Bhujangam tries to remove the sacred wedding chain (Mangalasutra) of Gauri, soon, Balaveera lands and the war erupts. Ultimately, Balaveera throws Bhujangam into the fire when he again transforms into a snake and bites him. Angered Gauri throttles its neck when Siva & Parvathi appear and make Balaveera alive. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note.



Sri Gauri Mahatyam
Film score by
ProducerOgirala Ramachandra Rao
T. V. Raju

Music composed by Ogirala Ramachandra Rao & T. V. Raju. Music released by Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Sreeminchumaa" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry P. Leela, P. Susheela 6:15
2 "Neevakkada" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Pithapuram 2:55
3 "Ammaa Neevu" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Raavu Balasaraswathi 3:20
4 "Ravayyo" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantsala 3:08
5 "Aa Kumari" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala 0:49
6 "Neevu Nenunu" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry C.S.R 1:11
7 "Bhale Bhale Garadi" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala 2:22
8 "Tatoku Takatonku" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala 3:02
9 "Siva Manohari" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala, P. Leela 3:02
10 "Taara Reraju" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry P. Leela 2:54
11 "Agarva" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala 0:32
12 "Vallona Sikkindira" Kosarju Pithapuram, Jikki 4:44
13 "Sajjana" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala 1:20
14 "Amma Yemamma" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry P. Leela 2:40
15 "Amma Lekapothe" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala 0:50
16 "Neene" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry C.S.R 1:37


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