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Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru Mega Carnatic Music Festival In December (Season-7) It is true, even the five elements (Earth, water, air, fire...

Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru Mega Carnatic Music Festival In December

It is true, even the five elements (Earth, water, air, fire, space) are tend to dance to the tune of divine music. Yes ... isai kaettaal puvi asainthaadum, no doubt!.
Music is the common language all over the world, irrespective of boundaries, religion, caste and creed. In nature, God has created separate seasons for everything. In the same way it is the month of Margazhi for music.

Margazhi...a very special month in so many aspects and its divine connections are numerous and pretty obvious.

Lord Krishna says - (Gita, 10/35) "Among the hymns also (I am) the Brhat-Samna; among the meters I am Gaytri; among months, I am Margasirsa; and among seasons, I am the flower bearer (spring).

Thiruvaadira festival for Siva, also observed as the Aarudra Darshan.

Throughout the month, temples in Tamil Nadu resound with Aandal's Thiruppaavai.

Maanikkavaasagar's Tiruvempavai discourses also marks the significance of Margazhi.

Vaikunta Ekadasi, the day of symbolic opening of the doors of heaven to devotee.

On all mornings of the entire month, the customary kolams in front of houses will also sport a flower (placed in a ball of cowdung) at the centre, and spreads the feeling of festivity in every nook and corner of Tamilnadu.

In this list 'Thygaraja Aarathana' holds a very special place for Carnatic music lovers. Thyagaraja Brahmam was one of the greatest composers of Carnatic music. He, along with his contemporaries Muthuswami Dikshitar and Shyama Shastry, forms the Trinity of Carnatic music. He was a prolific composer and highly influential in the development of the South Indian classical music tradition. Thyagaraja composed hundreds of devotional compositions, most of them in praise of Lord Rama. Five of his compositions called the Pancharatna Krithis, which are often sung in programs in his honour. Thyagaraja Aradhana, the commemorative music festival is held every year at Thiruvaiyaru in Thyagaraja's honour. This is a week-long festival of heavenly music where various Carnatic musicians from all over the world converge at his resting place. On the Pushya Bahula Panchami, thousands of people and hundreds of Carnatic musicians sing the five Pancharatna Kritis in unison, with the accompaniment of a large bank of accompanists on violins, flutes, nagasvarams, mridangams and ghatams and drown themselves in divine bliss on that Day.

It may not be possible for all of us to go to Thiruvaiyaru and witness the music ensemble.

This very thought gave birth to the idea of holding a virtual Thiruvaiyaru festival here in Chennai itself. M/s Lakshman Sruthi Musicals, Nataka Academy, Rotary Club of Madras Mount & Kalalaya USA have united to organize this event and we have successfully conducted it for the past six years. With the blessing of the Music Trinity, we wish to hold 'Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru' for the 7th Year in succession to the great happiness of musicians and rasikas alike.

This event provides a forum for established musicians and young talent to exhibit their musical talents. 'Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru' will be part of the Music Festival to be held in Kamarajar Arangam, Chennai from 18 to 25 of December, 2011. On December 18, 2011, 4.00 p.m. the renowned musician Padmabhushan P.S. Narayanaswamy, all musicians and music enthusiasts will sing Pancha Ratna Kritis.

Admission to the inaugural session is FREE. The stage will be the replica of the Thyagaraja Aradhanai Mandapam at Thiruvaiyaru. It can accommodate about 300 artistes. This 8-day Music Festival will commence at 7:00 a.m. and end at 10:00 p.m. on each day. The tickets to this grand Music Festival will be designed and printed to pay tribute to the participating Musicians. In every program a senior Musician will honour the artistes performing.

Besides tickets for individual events, Season Tickets for all the 8 days will also be available. Special rates will be offered for Season Tickets, bulk buyers, corporate buyers, service organizations, educational institutions and recreational clubs. Those buying tickets for 4 or more events will also be eligible for concessional rate.

Tickets will be sold through various outlets in Chennai. An exhibition of music will also be arranged at the venue. The stalls will have audio/video CDs, DVDs and Books on various genres of music. This year a veg.food festival also arranged to Feast the audience. We have made extensive Light & Sound arrangements, big screens on either side of the auditorium, restaurant and parking facilities. Our volunteers will guide the audience to locate their respective seats and look after any other assistance needed by them. Advertisement campaign is placed in all leading Press, TV, Radio and Websites. We look forward that, music lovers from all over the world will come and enjoy this Festival in a big way.

For more information & tickets, please contact:

Phone: 044 -24836666 – 9841907711/44



Lakshman Sruthi Event Management Company,

72, Second Avenue, Ashok Nagar, Chennai 600 083.

For Online ticket bookings, please login www.lakshmansruthi.com, www.vikatan.com

Program Schedule   (18-25 Dec 2011)
Dec - 18 - SUNDAY

Nadhaswaram-Seshampatti Sivalingam
Pancharatna Krithis-P.S.Narayanasamy
Vocal-Nithyasree Mahadevan
Dec - 19 - MONDAY

Music Discourse-Sinthuja
Semi Classical-Abaswaram Ramji
Vocal-Saindhavi & Vinaya
Saxophone-Kadri Gopalnath
Dec - 20 - TUESDAY

Namasankeerthanam-Cuddalore Gopi
Vocal-Hyderabad subbu lakshmi

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