Gannavaram Lalit Aditya participating in Astavadhanam programme held in Andhra Yuvathi Sanskrutha Kalasala at Rajamahendravaram on Wednesday.
Gannavaram Lalit Aditya participating in Astavadhanam programme held in Andhra Yuvathi Sanskrutha Kalasala at Rajamahendravaram on Wednesday.

The 'Astavadhanam'of Gannavaram Lalith Aditya (16) was impressed the pruchhakas as well as the participants, which was held in Andhra Yuvathi Sanskrit Kalasala on Wednesday. Pruchhakas Vinaja Mani posed questions on Nishiddakshari, K Sirisha on Samasya Pooranam, V Nagamani on Dattapadi, Venkateswara Rao on Varnana and T Vasisri on Ghantadattam, under the supervision of Dr Mahadeva Mani.

Aditya given answers to all the pruchhakas to their satisfaction, who poured questions at a time on Astavadhani. The programme was continued for two and half hours in the college. The pruchhakas asked questions on many present issues. Astavadhani Aditya said a poem forms with four padas, of it two feet each belongs to father and mother.

Later, speaking to The Hans India, Aditya said it is his first programme and  was trained under sanskrit scholar Dr Mahadeva Mani. After viewing Sahasravadhani Dr Garikipati Narasmimha Rao's Andhra Bharatam in TV, it forced me to learn Telugu language and from them mastered in it and putting endeavour to become Sahasravadhani in due course.

He said he was born in USA in the year 1995 an studying 12th grade there, as his parents are working there who hails from Nellore town. Avadhanam is a eight fold concentration, which is and ancient Indian skill. Avadhani is the performer of the feat.

The feat includes demonstrating outstanding ability, to concentrate, retain, sharp mind and possesses a wide range of knowledge on subject. Meanwhile, in Satavadhanam 100 pruchhakas participate. He underlined the need to protect the unique avadhana system which only available in Telugu language.