Photos: Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahothsavam at Prashanthi Nilayam
Prasanthi Nilayam: Popular Mandolin instrumentalist \'Mandolin Raju\' along with his wife Mrs U Nagamani and fellow artistes offered a soulful instrumental evening this \'Sai Aradhana\' day here, in Prasanthi Nilayam today.
Prasanthi Nilayam: Popular Mandolin instrumentalist 'Mandolin Raju' along with his wife Mrs U Nagamani and fellow artistes offered a soulful instrumental evening this 'Sai Aradhana' day here, in Prasanthi Nilayam today. Sri Raju is a native of Palakol, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh and underwent rigorous training from Late Sri R Subbaraju during his moulding days.
This evening, Raju began with Muthuswami Dikshitar's Mahaganapatim... and went on playing for over an hour presenting variety of numbers that included a couple of Prasanthi Mandir Bhajans, ending with "Bho Shambho Swayambho..." Raju was accompanied by his wife Mrs. U Nagamani on Mandolin, Kalaimamani Vaikom R Gopalakrishnan on Ghatam, Chertalai R Ananthakrishnan on Mridangam alongside Master U Jai Vighneshwar, son of the Mandolin couple.
Bhajans, the Divine Voice singing Manasa Bhajare Guru..… played through the Public Address system and Mangala Arathi next marked the end of session at 1855 Hrs.