Tyagaraja festival observed

Tyagaraja festival observedVocalists and instrumentalists rendering Pancharatna Kritis composed by Sri Tyagaraja Swamy at Kalyana Vedika in Tirumala on Friday
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he hill town of Tirumala experienced a unique feel on Friday evening when the entire environs reverberated to the melodious Pancharatna Kritis composed by Saint music composer Sri Tyagaraja Swamy on the auspicious occasion of his 252nd Jayanthi Mahotsavam.

Tirumala: The hill town of Tirumala experienced a unique feel on Friday evening when the entire environs reverberated to the melodious Pancharatna Kritis composed by Saint music composer Sri Tyagaraja Swamy on the auspicious occasion of his 252nd Jayanthi Mahotsavam.

About 300 eminent vocalists and instrumentalists hailing from Telugu speaking States, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala took part in this religious fete of "Vaggeyakara Vaibhavotsavam" organised at Kalyana Vedika in Tirumala. The glory of Carnatic music reached its pinnacle with great compositions of Tyagaraja and hence he was given the title "Nada Brahma,".

In 1839, he happened to visit Tirumala and penned some noteworthy keertanas including "Terateeyaga Rada", "Venkatesa Ninu Sevimpa", "Evarini Sevinthura", and "Srivenkatesa Suprakasa". The artistes presented the Pancharatna Kritis in mellifluous manner and enthralled the devotees.

Eminent artistes like Hyderabad Brothers Seshachari and Raghavachari, P Ramanathan a renowned violinist, Deepthi from Kaasi, Ayyagari Satya Prasad, a veena expert and others also graced the occasion. Special Officer Munirathnam Reddy, TTD College of Music and Dance principal Padmavathi and DEO Ramachandra were also present.

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