Kumbakarna and Lakshmana, brothers each to the two protagonists of the Ramayana, are connected by boons that dramatically alter their cycles of sleep and wakefulness.
Kumbakarna along with his brothers, Ravana and Vibhishana performed a major yajna and penance for Lord Brahma. When the time came for asking a boon from Brahma, his tongue was tied by goddess Saraswati (acting on Indra's request). So instead of asking Nirdevatvam (annihilation of the Devas) he asked for Nidravatvam (sleep) and his request was granted. Laxmana, on the other hand, was allowed to give up his sleep completely and bequeath it to his wife, Urmila, for the fourteen years of his exile.
In the course of time, both boons seem to acquire the dimensions of a curse, as they each have an uncomfortable outcome.
Nimmy raffel is active in theatre since 1995. He started his art journey as the direction of mohininityam and kuchipudi dance. Recently raffle is an artist, dance director, music composer as well as puppeteer for adhisakti samuha. She has written, directed and also acted in play Nidravathwan.