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Grand performances mark Aradhanotsavalu finale

Grand performances mark Aradhanotsavalu finale
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The final two programmes of the Sadguru Thyagaraja Aradhanotsavalu held at Amrithavarshini Hall and Sri Gnanasaraswathi Temple stood out from the rest that had been conducted earlier. Artistes Ravi Kulottama Rao, NC Ramanujam, Mahavadi Seethamahalakshmi and quite a few others presented Thyagaraja’s Pancharatna krithis

The final two programmes of the Sadguru Thyagaraja Aradhanotsavalu held at Amrithavarshini Hall and Sri Gnanasaraswathi Temple stood out from the rest that had been conducted earlier. Artistes Ravi Kulottama Rao, NC Ramanujam, Mahavadi Seethamahalakshmi and quite a few others presented Thyagaraja’s Pancharatna krithis beginning with “Jagadananda Karaka” (Nata) and then “Dudukugala” (Goula).

Next in the list were “Sadhincheney Oh! Manasa” (Arabhi), “Kanakana Ruchiraa” (Varali) and finally Thyagaraja’s masterpiece “Endaroh Mahanubhavulu” (Sri). Instrumental support was given by Preetham on veena, B Pawan Singh, K Lakshmi Narsimha Murthy, B Seetehapathi Rao on violin, Peravali Jaya Bhaskar, Nemani Somayajulu, P Durga Kumar on mridangam, Sridharacharya on ghatam and Gopalakrishnan on morsing.

Next to perform were Sangeetha Kala and Rajyalakshmi, popularly known as Sangeetha Sisters, who were tutored by Hyderabad Brothers (Raghavachary and Seshachary). The duo gave an excellent presentation of Thyagaraja’s krithis. Starting the concert with Nava Ragamalika Varnam, they showed their inimitable style. They took “Ganapathini Sevimparadey” (Sourasthra) as the next item.

The sisters then rendered “Vida Jaladura” (Janaranjani) before attempting “Siva Siva Yanaradaa” (Panthuvarali), which they dealt with detailed ragalapana, showcasing the trait of neravals with lucid swarakalpana. As concluding items, the duo preferred an Annmacharya krithi in Janjhuti Ragam, “Rama Seetharama”, and “Paahi Ramadootha” (Shadwidhamargini) and an end piece of Dhanasri Thillana.Karra Srinivas on mridangam gave a scintillating display depicting Guru Karaikkudi Mani’s style.

By:Chivukula Rama Mohan

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