Artistes rendering performing at the Sadguru
Sri Thyagaraja Swamy Vari Aaradhana at Ghantasala
Venkateswara Rao Government Music College in Vijayawada Monday
Sangeeta Sanmandali, a musical organisation from the city had started week-long Thyagaraja Aradhanostavams from Monday at Sri Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao Government Music and Dance college.
The festival commenced traditionally with Nadaswaram by T Murali, T Balamurali Krishna and Prakash. The team commenced their concert with "Sri Ganapatini Sevinchare Keerthana" in Souratra ragam and continued with the kritis like “Vandanamu Raghunandana” in Sahana ragam, “Vasudeva ani” in Kalyani ragam and “Nakelara vicharamu” in Ravichandrika ragam.
The metallic voice of GRMT Nageswara Rao captured the attention of the audience. He rendered the “Sri Gananadham” in Kanakamgi ragam, “Nadaloludi” in Kalyanavasantha ragam, “Upacharamulu sipara” in Bhairavi ragam, “Sarasa sama dana” in Kapinarayani ragam and “Pahiramachandra” in Sankarabharana ragam. VNGP Shivani supported on violin, K Anilkumar on mridangam and K Aravind on Kanjeera.
Popuri Gayatri Gowrinath presented an impressive vocal solo and the concert was supported by P Charumathi Pallavi on violin and Sricharan on mridangam. Gayatri rendered keerthanas with soft voice and acclaimed claps from audience. She has chose keerthans like “Ninne Bhajana” in Nata ragam, “Nidhi chala sukhama” in Kalyani ragam, “Koluvamanekada” in Todi ragam and “Ksherasagara sayana” in Anandabhiravi ragam.
Chang Shu Sen, a resident of Malaysia participated in the musical festival and presented five Thyagaraja swamy compositions like “Terateyaga rada” in Gowlipantu ragam, “Rama neepi Tanaku” in Kedara Ragam, “Yuktamu Kadu” Sri ragam, Ramaninu Nammina” in Mohana Ragam and “Sri Rama Sri Rama” in Sahana ragam. He was supported by P Nageswara Rao on violin and P Balasubrahmanyam on mridangam.
The first day of the festival concluded with the duet vocal concert of Vishnubhotla Kirishnaveni and Vishnubhotla Saraswathi. With their rich experience they received appreciations form the audience. They rendered “Orajupuchusedi” in Kannadagowla ragam, Paramatmude velige” in Vagadheswari ragam and “Ninne nera Namminanu” in Pantuvarali ragam. Efficient instrumental support was rendered by Mahidhar on violin, BVS Prasad on mridangam and Phalgun on Kanjeera.
In the inaugural meeting the secretary of the Mandali Modumudi Sudhakar welcomed the music lovers and Munukutla Brahmanandam gave lecture on Thyagaraja vaibhavam. On Tuesday morning a procession was conducted by the musicians with the idols of Thyagarajaswamy, Rama Lakshmana Sita and Hanuma. Along with noted musicians music lovers also participated in the procession.