Uma Chandi Gowri Shankarula Katha

Uma Chandi Gowri Shankarula Katha (transl. The story of Uma, Chandi, Gowri and Shankar) is a 1968 Indian Telugu-language Hindu mythological film, produced by Nagireddy-Chakrapani under the Vijaya Productions banner and directed by K. V. Reddy. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, B. Saroja Devi and music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao.[1][2]

Uma Chandi Gowri Shankarula Katha
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Theatrical release poster
Teluguఉమా చండీ గౌరీ శంకరుల కథ
Directed byK. V. Reddy
Produced byChakrapani
Nagi Reddy
Written byPingali Nagendra Rao
Screenplay byK. V. Reddy
Story byK. V. Reddy
Pingali Nagendra Rao
Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
B. Saroja Devi
Music byPendyala Nageswara Rao
CinematographyMadhav Bulbule
Edited byG. Kalyana Sunder
D. G. Jayaram
Release date
  • 11 January 1968 (1968-01-11)
Running time
166 mins

The film was unsuccessful at the time of its commercial release in theatres, but was critically acclaimed and is considered a classic film today. Triple role of Saroja Devi was appreciated.


In a debate among Saptarishis where Bhrigu Maharshi argues that the male is responsible for the entire nature and others say nature (female) is the origin of the universe. Bhrigu wanted to clarify his doubt with Shiva. Upon reaching Kailasa, Shiva would be teaching lessons on dance to Goddess Parvati and since they were in the process, he would be ignored by Parvati and Shiva. Losing patience, Bhrigu curses Parvati to take birth three times on Earth and suffer from human-related misfortune. Parvati also curses Bhrigu to take birth as a demon who makes mankind suffer. Parvati, upon praying to Shiva, receives the favor, that She would take birth only one time, but as triplets and He will take birth to protect her and convert Her human-related misfortune into a boon with His company. The crux of story is all about how Shiva meets these three women and how He assassinates the demon (Bhrigu). At the climax, Shiva fights the demon (Bhrigu) and releases him from the curse and at the same time Paravati also gets released from all Her human suffering, turns into a Goddess and reaches Shiva.



Uma Chandi Gowri Shankarula Katha
Film score by
ProducerPendyala Nageswara Rao

Music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao.[3] Lyrics were written by Pingali Nagendra Rao.

S. No. Song Title Singers length
1 "Aahasakhi Ee Vaname" P. Susheela 3:01
2 "Emito Ee Maya" Ghantasala 3:59
3 "Abbalalo o Abbalalo" Ghantasala 2:43
4 "Kalagantiva Cheli" Ghantasala 2:47
5 "Nannu Varinchu Veerudu" L. R. Eswari 2:45
6 "Nee Leela Loney" Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:19
7 "Sri Gowri" P. Leela 2:32
8 "Siggulolike Sengari" Ghantasala, L. R. Eswari 3:34
9 "Yelamarachinaavo" S. Janaki 3:20


  1. ^ Masura. "సినిమా: ఉమా చండి గౌరీ శాంకురాల కథ" [Cinema: Uma Chandi Gowri Shankarula Katha]. Visalaandhra (in Telugu). Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  2. ^ Krishna, Radha (21 January 1968). "రూప వాని: ఉమా చండి గౌరీ శాంకురాల కథ" [Roopa Vaani: Uma Chandi Gowri Shankarula Katha]. Andhra Prabha (in Telugu). Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Uma Chandi Gowri Sankarula katha (1968)". Cine Radham. Retrieved 22 July 2016.[unreliable source?]

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