Past Events 

 
 

15 Jul 2011

Gurupurnima Concert at Kaivara, Karnataka at 8.45am.  To read more about Kaivara, click the link http://www.hindu.com/fr/2011/06/24/stories/2011062450580300.htm  

25 Jul 2011

Concert at Andal temple, Sriviliputoor

16 Aug 2011

Concert at Madras at 7pm at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai

12 and 13 Aug 2011

Workshop at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Hyderabad

20 and 21 Aug 2011

Special two day Perla camp

3 Sep 2011

Concert for Gokulashtami at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, T.Nagar, Chennai

12, 13 and 14 Sep 2011

Class at Kannur University Music Department

16, 17 and 18 Sep 2011

Perla Camp

21 Sep 2011

Concert at Angamally, Trichur, Kerala 

10 Oct 2011 

Madurai Mani Iyer memorial concert at Calicut

Venue: Residence of Mr. N V Narayanan, Address: 18/697, "RAJAMATHANGI", PUTHENKOVILAKAM,
TALI, CALICUT 673002, Ph: 9446163874
14 Oct 2011

Sharjah concert, 6.30-8.30PM

Sharjah Indian Association hall,Sharjah

GPS Cordinates 25.350639 55.398688

Al Sharjah, Ash Shāriqah, United Arab Emirates

NAVARATHRI MANDAPAM 2011

 
27-9-2011 Tuesday (Devi Jagath Janani) Sankarabharanam Sri Perumbavur G.Raveendranath Vocal 
S.R.Mahadeva Sarma Violin K.V.Ganesh Mridangom  Adichanallur Anilkumar Ghatom 
 
28-9-2011 Wednesday Kalyani (Pahimam Sree Vageeswari)
Prince Rama Varma Vocal S. Varadarajan Violin Palakkad Maheshkumar Mridangom
 
29-9-2011 Thursday Saveri (Devi Pavane) Kum.Amrutha Venkatesh Vocal 
Sri S.R.Vinu Violin Sherthalai Ananthakrishnan Mridangom P.L.Sudheer Ghatom
 
30-9-2011 Friday Thodi (Bharathi Mamava) Bangalore G.Ravikiran Vocal

R.K.Sreeramkumar Violin Manoj Siva Mridangom Uduppi Sreedhar Ghatom
 
1-10-2011 Saturday (Janani Mamava) Bhairavi V. R. Dilipkumar Vocal

Edappally Ajith Violin Palghat Maheshkumar Mridangom
 
2-10-2011 Sunday (Sarorohasana) Panthuvarali Smt. Parassala B.Ponnammal Vocal 
Sri Bombay Madhavan Violin Dr. G. Babu Mridangom

Sri Vazhappally Krishnakumar Ghatom Uduppi Srikanth Ginjira
 
3-10-2011 Monday (Janani Pahi) Sudha Saveri Sri Sanjay Subrahmanyan Vocal
S.R.Vinu Violin Nanjil Arul Mridangom Manjoor Unnikrishnan Ghatom
 
4-10-2011 Tuesday (Pahi Janani) Nattakurinji Sri T.V. Gopalakrishnan Vocal

Smt. Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi Violin Sri. Vijay Ganesh Mridangom Natesan Ghatom

 

5-10-2011 Wednesday (Pahi Parvatha Nandini) Arabhi 
Sri Trichur Ramachandran Vocal M.R.Gopinath Violin R. Ramesh Mridangom Vaikom Gopalakrishnan Ghatom
FEBRUARY 27
Kasargod Thyagaraja Aradhana
 
MARCH 5
Concert by Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna with S.R.Vinu, Patri Satish Kumar, Dr.S.Karthick and Payyannoor Govindaprasad at Veenavadini School of Music, Perla. 
 
MARCH 12
Concert at Ramamangalam
 
MARCH 29
Concert at Malayankeezh Sri Krishna Temple, Trivandrum
 
APRIL 2
Concert at Hotel Green Park, Begumpet, Hyderabad (jointly organized by Alliance Francaise de Hyderabad and Hotel Green Park).  Time: 7pm.
 
APRIL 6
Concert at Bangalore - Sri Rama Temple, Vyalikaval, No. 338, 9th Main (near 15th Cross.  Road parallel to Chowdiah Hall Road) Time: 7pm to 9pm
 
APRIL 19
Swathi Thirunal Day concert at Thripunithura
 
APRIL 22 - 24
Perla Camp
 
APRIL 30
Prince Rama Varma speaking at Thripunithura, Kerala for MD Ramanathan Day (evening).  This is to be followed by a  concert by TV Gopalakrishnan.
 

JANUARY 2011

Swathi Sangeethotsav (January 6 to January 12)

Venue: Kuthiramalika Palace, East Fort - Trivandrum, Kerala

Time: 6pm

 

Jan 6 - Thursday

Concert by Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Violin - S.R. Vinu

Mridangam - Nanjil Arul

Kanjira - Udippi Srikanth

Ghatam - Manjoor Unnikrishnan

Morsing - Kottayam Murali

 

Jan 7 - Friday

Violin duet - Mahadeva Sharma and Smt. S.R. Rajasree

Mridangam - B. Harikumar

Ghatam - Vaikkom Gopalakrishnan 

 

Jan 8 - Saturday

Concert by Vidya Kalyanaraman

Violin - Ms. K.P. Nandhini

Mridangam - Trivandrum Balaji

Ghatam - Udippi Sridhar

Morsing - Smt. Bhagyalakshmi Krishna

 

Jan 9 - Sunday

Concert by Prince Rama Varma

Violin - S. Varadarajan

Mridangam - Patri Satishkumar

Ghatam - Dr. S. Karthick

Morsing - Payyannoor Govindaprasad

 

Jan 10 - Monday

Concert by Amrutha Venkatesh

Violin - Edappalli Ajith

Mridangam - Palakkad Maheshkumar

Ghatam - Dr. S. Karthick

Morsing - Payyannoor Govindaprasad

 

Jan 11 - Tuesday

Hindustani Concert by Ajoy Chakrabarty and party

 

Jan 12 - Wednesday

Concert by R. K. Padmanabha

Violin - C.N. Chandrashekhar

Mridangam - Cheluvaraj

Ghatam - P.L. Sudheer

Jan 1

Veena Concert Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandir, Bangalore

DECEMBER 2010

Dec 31

Concert at AIMA - Chennai (Sidhi Vinayaka Temple, Besant Nagar, Adyar) at 7pm

 

Dec 22

Concert at Kandiyoor Siva Temple, near Mavelikara - Kerala at 6.30pm

2010 October

 

 

 

31 Oct to 2 Nov

Workshop at Saptaparni - Saptaparni, Phone: 66667707/66821789, E-mail: mail@saptaparni.com

 

29 Oct

Thematic concert at Madras (Celebration of Guru-Shishya Parampara)

Venue: Museum Theatre, Egmore, Chennai

Time: 7pm

 

25 Oct

Event at Palghat

Venue: Palghat Fine Arts Society, 6pm

 

24 Oct

Concert 

Venue: Indian Heritage Hall, Bangalore

Time: 04.15pm

 

15 Oct

Concert

Venue: Attukal Bhagavathi Temple, Trivandrum at 5pm

 

16 Oct

SS Entertainment TV channel will telecast a Navarathri special chat between Prince Rama Varma and Smt. Parasala Ponnammal on Saturday the 16th October from 8:30 am to 9:00 am (Indian time), called Navarathriyude Swara Sangamam (Retelecast on Sunday from 6:00pm to 6:30pm, Indian time.

 
NAVARATHRI FESTIVAL – 2010 (1186 M.E.) – NAVARATHRI MANDAPAM CONCERTS  
Navarathri Mandapam, Fort Palace Complex, (Inside East Fort) Thiruvananthapuram - 695 003
2010 October 08 to 16, 6pm to 8.30pm

October 08 Friday

Main Krithi:        Devi Jagath Janani

Ragam :            Sankarabharanam

Vocal :              Sri Kunnaikudi M Balamurali Krishna  

Violin :              Sri S.R.Mahadeva Sarma 

Mridangom:       Sri Palakkad Mahesh Kumar

Ghatom:            Sri Perukavu P.L.Sudheer

October 09 Saturday

Main Krithi:        Pahimam Sree Vageeswari

Ragam:             Kalyani

Vocal:               Smt. Seetha  Rajan

Violin                Sri  S.R. Vinu

Mridangom        Sri Arun Prakash

Ganjira              Sri B.S.Purushotham

October 10 Sunday

Main Krithi:        Devi Pavane

Ragam:             Saveri            

Vocal                Prince Rama Varma  

Violin                Sri S.R.Vinu  

Mridangom        Sri Bangalore Praveen

Ghatom             Sri S. Giridhar Uduppa

Morsing             Sri Payyannur T. Govinda Prasad

October 11 Monday

Main Krithi:        Bharathi Mamava

Ragam:             Thodi

Vocal:               Smt. Parassala B. Ponnammal

Violin:               Smt. S.R.Rajasree

Mridangom        Sri Nanjil Arul

Ganjira              Sri Uduppi Srikanth

Ghatom             Sri Manjoor Unnikrishnan

Morsing             Sri Payyannoor T. Govindaprasad

October 12 Tuesday 

Main Krithi:       Janani Mamava

Ragam:             Bhairavi           

Vocal                Sri T. V. Gopalakrishnan

Violin                Sri S. Varadarajan

Mridangom        Sri B. Harikumar

Ghatom             Dr.S.Karthick

October 13 Wednesday

Main Krithi:        Saroruhasana

Ragam:             Panthuvarali  

Vocal                Sri Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Violin                Sri Nagai R. Muralidharan

Mridangom        Sri Neyveli Venkatesh

Ghatom             Dr. S. Karthick

October 14 Thursday    

Main Krithi:       Janani Pahi

Ragam:            Sudhdha Saveri

Vocal                Sri Trichur V. Ramachandran 

Violin                Sri M.A. Sundareswaran

Mridangom        Sri Kadakkavoor G.S.Rajeshnath  

Ghatom             Sri Vaikom Gopalakrishnan

October 15 Friday 

Main Krithi:        Pahi Janani

Ragam:             Nattakurinji

Vocal                Sri   Thoppur  B. Sai Ram

Violin                Smt   T. H. Vasantha

Mridangom        Dr. G.Babu

Ghatom             Sri Adichanallur Anil Kumar

October 16 Saturday               

Main Krithi:        Pahi Parvatha Nandini

Ragam:             Arabhi

Vocal                Sri   Venkataramanan

Violin                Sri   Edapally Ajithkumar

Mridangom        Sri   Cherthala Ananthakrishnan

Ghatom             Sri   Uduppi Sreedhar

The ambience at the Navarathri Mandapam is something to be experienced to be believed. Perfectly balanced acoustics, lighting by oil lamps, the divine grace of the Goddess in whose honour the concerts are conducted, utterly disciplined and informed audience, the feeling of having travelled back in time by around two centuries.....the list is endless.

There are some restrictions though.
    

Only Hindus are allowed inside since it is a temple.

 

Men have to wear a mundu/veshti/dhothi and take off their shirts.

 

Everybody has to be seated by 6:00 pm at the latest.

 

Nobody can leave before the concerts finish.

 

The concerts start at 6:00 pm Sharp and finish at 8:30 pm Sharp.
 

Since the concerts are done as offerings to the Devi and not as "Performances" there is no applause.

 

Mobile phones are STRICTLY Forbidden inside.

 

The main krithi for each day is fixed.

 

Women were not allowed inside the Mandapam for 200 years but Rama Varma had the privilege of getting this tradition changed after fighting against this for 22 years. And now women can enter the place both as performers as well as listeners.


A speaker will be kept outside the steps of the Shree Padmanabhaswami Temple (Which is adjacent to the Navarathri Mandapam) for the benefit of those who wouldn't be prepared to follow all the restrictions listed above, but would still like to enjoy the concerts.  A chunk of each concert would be broadcast by the All India Radio, Trivandrum on all days from 9:30 pm till 11:00 pm. 

 

01-03 Oct

 

Workshop at Perla, Kerala.  Contact: Mr. Yogesh Sharma (+919447693944).  Location: Veenavadini Sangeetha Vidyapeetam, Kedara P.O. Perla, Kasargod, Kerala 671552

2010 September

 

5 Sep

1 Sep 

Concert at Bangalore Palace

Ashtami Rohini Concert at Kollam

2010 August

 

15 Aug 

 

Concert at Hyderbad, Saptaparni - Contact Details: Saptaparni, Phone: 66667707/66821789, E-mail: mail@saptaparni.com   

12-14 Aug 

 

Workshop at Saptaparni                                                                                               
Contact Details: Saptaparni, Phone: 66667707/66821789,
E-mail: mail@saptaparni.com  

 

 

 

 

2010 January

Swathi Sangeethotsavam at Kuthiramalika Palace, Thiruvananthapuram 

January 6 till January 12; 6pm onwards 
Contact Rama Varma at varmu@hotmail.com for any queries
 

6th 

Sanjay Subrahmanyan - Vocal
Nagai Muralidharan - Violin
Patri Sateeshkumar - Mridangam
Manjoor Unnikrishnan - Ghatam
Payyannoor Govindaprasad - Morsing

 

7th

B.V.Balasai - Flute
Parur M.A.Sundareswaran - Violin
Mannargudi Easwaran - Mridangam
Vaikom Gopalakrishnan - Ghatam
Payyannoor Govindaprasad - Morsing

 

8th 

Kunnakudy Balamuralikrishna - Vocal
S.R.Mahadeva Sharma - Violin
Dr.G.Babu - Mridangam
Udipi Srikanth - Kanjira
Dr.S.Karthick - Ghatam
Kottayam Murali - Morsing 

 

9th  

Prince Rama Varma - Vocal
Avaneeshwaram S.R.Vinu - Violin
B.Harikumar - Mridangam
Anirudh Athreya - Kanjira
Dr.S.Karthick - Ghatam
Sai Subramaniam - Morsing 

 

10th 

Mavelikara P.Subramaniam - Vocal
Thiruvizha Viju S.Anand - Violin
Palghat Maheshkumar - Mridangam
Anirudh Athreya - Kanjira
Perukavu P.L.Sudheer - Ghatam
Sai Subramaniam - Morsing

 

11th 

Pandit Venkateshkumar and party - Hindusthani Vocal Concert

 

12th   

Seetha Rajan - Vocal
Charulatha Ramanujam - Violin
J.Vaidyanathan - Mridangam
Udipi Sridhar - Ghatam

 

22nd

 

 

29th - 31st

Concert at Thirumullavaaram Maha Vishnu Temple at Kollam

 

 

Workshop at Perla
Contact: Mr. Yogesh Sharma (+919447693944)
Location: Veenavadini Sangeetha Vidyapeetam, Kedara P.O. Perla, Kasargod, Kerala 671552
2010 February 

3rd 

4th

 

10th              

 

 

12th - 14th 

TV Program Amrita TV Sruthilayam at 8.30am

TV Program Amrita TV Sruthilayam at 5.00am (repeat telecast) 

 

Concert at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan 5-9-1105, King Koti Road, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad - 500029. Contact Details: Saptaparni, Phone: 66667707/66821789, E-mail: mail@saptaparni.com

 

Workshop at Saptaparni                                                                                                Contact Details: Saptaparni, Phone: 66667707/66821789, E-mail: mail@saptaparni.com 

2010 March

6th 

Concert at Madras Naradaganasabha Mini Hall, TTK Road at 6.30pm.  See Invitation below 

13th

NDTV organizes a Convention of Royal Families at Imperial, Delhi.  Prince Rama Varma attends representing Travancore 

20th 

Concert at Bombay Chembur Fine Arts at 6.30pm, Maharashtra 

2009 

 

2009 December  

4th - 6th      

Workshop at Hyderabad

 

11th - 13th 

Workshop at Veenavadini Sangeetha Vidyapeetam, Kedara, Perla, Kasargod, Kerala 
Contact: Mr. Yogesh Sharma on +919447693944

 

19th evening       

Concert at the Thiruvambadi Temple, Trichur, Kerala 

 

24th evening  

 Chembai Music Festival, Kannur.  For more details, contact +919447229136

 

28th 6.30pm  

AIMA (TVG's) concert at Vara Sidhdhi Vinayakar Temple, Adyar Besant Nagar

 

2009 November 19 

Lecture Demonstration on the compositions of Sri Balamurali Krishna from 2pm to 4.30pm

 

2009 November 18, 19, 20 

3 day seminar organized by the Vocal Department of the Swathi Thirunal College of Music, Trivandrum.  This seminar is open to public. 

 

2009 November 1

Veena/Voice Lecture Demonstration followed by concert at G.N.Swamy Trust; Time: 4pm
Venue: Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple (Western Entrance), Tripunithura, Kerala

  

2009 October 10, 11, 12

Workshop at Perla;

Contact: Mr. Yogesh Sharma (+919447693944)

LOCATION: VEENAVADINI SANGEETHA VIDYAPEETAM
                     KEDARA, P.O.PERLA
                     KASARAGOD
                     PIN_671552
                     KERALA

28 September 2009 at 5.45pm

Vocal Concert at Bangalore - As part of the Navarathri Celebrations at Manava Seva Kendra
Venue: Sneha Sadan, Manava Seva Kendra, 8/57A, 1st Cross, 8th Main, Rajmahal Vilas Extn, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore
Tel: 080-23610683
E-mail: manavasevakendra@gmail.com 

2009 Navarathri Mandapam Thiruvananthapuram Concert Schedule 

Sep 19 2009 Sat Navarathri Day 1 
6pm to 8.30pm
Main piece   Devi Jagath Janani
Ragam           Sankarabharanam
Vocal             Rama Varma   
Violin               S Varadarajan                    
Mridangam   B Harikumar           
Ghatam        Dr.S Karthick
Morsing                   Payyannur Govindaprasad
 
 
Sep 20 2009 Sun Navarathri  Day 2
6pm to 8.30pm
Main piece    Pahimam Sree Vageeswari
Ragam           Kalyani
Vocal           Sreevalsan J Menon
Violin           T.S. Varadarajan
Mridangam               Salem K.Sreenivasan
Ghatam                   Dr. S Karthick
Morsing                   Payyannur Govindaprasad
 
Sep 21 Mon Navarathri Day 3
6pm to 8.30pm
Main piece   Devi Pavanae
Ragam         Saveri
Vocal                    TM Krishna
Violin                     RK Sreeramkumar
Mridangam     Poonkulam Subramonian
Kanjira            BS Purushothaman
 
Sep 22 Tue Navarathri Day 4
6pm to 8.30pm
Main piece   Bharathi Mamava
Ragam         Thodi                      
Vocal               Amrutha Venkatesh
Violin                     SR Vinu
Mridangam  Dr. G Babu
Ghatam                 PL Sudheer
 
Sep 23 Wed Navarathri Day 5
Morning 10.30 Sree Laltha Sahasranama Japam  
6pm to 8.30pm
Main piece   Janani Mamava
Ragam         Bhairavi
Vocal             Sanjay Subramaniam
Violin             SR MahadevaSarma
Mridangam   Palakkad KS Maheshkumar      
Ghatam         Manjoor Unnikrishnan
 
 
Sep 24 Thu Navarathri Day 6  
6pm to 8.30pm
Main piece   Saroruhasana
Ragam         Panthuvarali
Vocal             Trichur V Ramachandran
Violin             MA Sundaresan
Mridangam   Prapancham Ravindran
Ghatam         Vaikom Gopalakrishnan
 
 
10pm Dance - invitees only - Ananda Sankar Jayanth
 
 
Sep 25 Fri Navrathri Day 7  
6pm to 8.30pm
Main piece  Janani Pahi
Ragam         Shudha Saveri       
Vocal           TV Gopalakrishnan
Violin           Kumari Akkarai Subbalakshmi
Mridangam   TV Vasan
Ghatam      V Suresh
 
 
Sep 26 Sat  Durgashtami  Navarathri Day 8  
6pm to 8.30pm
Main piece   Pahi Janani
Ragam         Nattakurinji
Vocal                    Kumari Amritha Murali 
Violin                     Dr. R Hemalatha   
Mridangam    Nanjil Arul
Ghatam                 Adichanallur AnilKumar    
 

Sep 27 Sun Mahanavami   Navarathri Day 9  
6pm to 8.30pm
Main piece   Pahi Parvatha Nandini
Ragam         Arabhi
Vocal             Parassala Ponnammal  
Violin             Kumari Amritha Murali
Mridangam    B Ganapathiraman
Ghatam         Uduppi Sridhar  

 

2009 September 12 

Vocal Concert at Kochi at the Kerala Fine Arts Hall Ernakulam at 6:45 PM

2009 September 13

Inaugural Vocal Concert of Agni Cultural Academy, Trichur at the Pandi

Samooham Hall, Pazhayanadakkavu, Trichur

 

2009 September 4

Vocal Concert at Peralaserry Temple, Kannur, Kerala

2009 August 24

Vocal Concert at Ganapathi Temple, Kollam, Kerala

 

2009 August 16

Vocal Concert at Anna Nagar, Music Circle, Chennai

2009 August 18

Sarvani Sangeetha Sabha, Music Academy Mini Hall, Chennai

2009 July 28, 6.45pm 

Concert at Mukkalakkal Devi Temple, East Fort, Trivandrum 

2009 July 25, evening 

Thematic Concert with Devi Krithis

Sri Swathi Thirunal Sangeetha Sabha, Karthika Thirunal Theatre, Trivandrum;

2009 July 10 to 12 

Workshop at Perla;
 
 
Contact: Mr. Yogesh Sharma (+91 9447693944)
 
 
LOCATION: VEENAVADINI SANGEETHA VIDYAPEETAM
                   KEDARA, P.O.PERLA
                   KASARAGOD
                   PIN_671552
                   KERALA

 

2009 June 21

Vocal Concert, Soorya Singapore, Singapore;

 

2009 June 20 

SIFAS Vocal Concert at SIFAS Auditorium, Singapore;

For more details please visit http://www.sifas.org/features

 

2009 June 13

Vocal Concert at The Landmark Auditorium,
Annamanada - Trichur at 6.30pm;

For more details please visit www.agnionline.org 

 

2009 May 31

Revision Classes at Hyderabad;

 

2009 May 28

Lec Dem on Swathi Thirunal Compositions for Teachers of Kerala University (Kariavattom) from 9.30-12.30;

 

2009 May 23

Vocal Concert at Kalikotta Palace, Thripunithura

at 6.45pm until 8.45pm;

 

2009 May 11 to 15

Workshop at Perla;

Contact: Mr. Yogesh Sharma (+91 9447693944)

LOCATION: VEENAVADINI SANGEETHA VIDYAPEETAM
                   KEDARA, P.O.PERLA
                   KASARAGOD
                   PIN_671552
                   KERALA

 

2009 May 9

Vocal Concert at Perla;

 

2009 April 18

Vocal Concert at Bangalore;

 

2009 April 11

Vocal Concert at Hamsadhwani, Indira Nagar, Adyar, Chennai;

 

2009 March 28

Concert at 'Advaitha' No. 29, 38 cross, 2nd main, 8th block, J.Nagar, Bangalore.  Phone: 26535632/2653535933;

 

2009 March 2

Concert at Sree Puthiyakavu Bhagawathy Temple, Kollam, Kerala at 6.30pm;

 

2009 February 20

AIR Concert; 

 

2009 February 16

Lec dem on M. Balamuralikrishna compositions at Kannur University Music Department;

 

2009 February 13, 14 and 15

Workshop at Veenavadini School of Music, Perla 

 

2009 January 6 - 15th

Swathi Sangeethotsavam 2009/10thAnniversary Celebrations. 

 

Date

Time

Musician(s)

Venue

06-Jan-09

6pm

Sanjay Subrahmanyan

Kuthiramalika Palace

07-Jan-09

Malladi Suribabu

08-Jan-09

Pandit Venkatesh Kumar (Hindusthani)

09-Jan-09

Prasanna Venkatraman

10-Jan-09

Parasala Ponnammal

11-Jan-09

Rama Varma (Veena)

12-Jan-09

Amrutha Venkatesh

13-Jan-09

Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna

14-Jan-09

Thamarakad Govindan Namboothiri

15-Jan-09

Bombay Ranjini and Gayatri

 

2008

 

Date

Time

Concert Details

Venue

3-5 Dec-08

 

Workshop on the Works of Dr. Balamuralikrishna

Saptaparni Institute at Hyderabad

28-Dec-08

 

Sri Ranjini Fine Arts

Madras

31-Dec-08

 

AIMA

Madras

For further details, please contact Mrs. Anuradha Reddy at mailto:anu@drreddys.com or  mailto:mail@saptaparni.com

 

20-Nov-08

 

Soorya Festival

Trivandrum

31-Oct-08

4pm

Lecture about Swathi Thirunal

Chandrashekharan Nair Stadium

 

 

 

 

Navarathri Mandapam Concerts 2008
Navarathri Mandapam, Thiruvananthapuram


Thodayamangalam DAILY by Mullamoodu Bhagavathars 5.30pm to 6pm

Day 1

30 Sep Tuesday, 6pm to 8.30pm
(Main piece: "Devi Jagath Janani" - SANKARABHARANAM)

                Vocal       :  Sri T. M. KRISHNA
                Violin       :  Sri R. K. Shriramkumar
                Mridangam   :  Sri Guruvayur Dorai
                Ghatom      :  Sri V. Suresh

Day 2                                                     

01 Oct Wednesday, 6pm to 8.30pm   
(Main piece: "Pahimam Sri Vageeswari" - KALYANI)

               Vocal        :  Master BALAMURALIKRISHNA
               Violin       :  Smt. Padma Sankar
               Mridangam    :  Sri Nanjil Arul
               Ghatom       :  Sri Manjoor Unnikrishnan
                 
Day 3

02 Oct Thursday, 6pm to 8.30pm
(Main piece: "Devi Pavanae" - SAVERI)

               Vocal        :  Prof. Smt. PARASSALA B. PONNAMMAL
               Violin       :  Smt Charulatha Ramanujam
               Mridangam    :  Sri Mavelikara R. Rajesh
               Ghatom       :  Sri Adichanallur Anil Kumar
   
Day 4

03 Oct Friday, 6pm to 8.30pm                                                           
(Main piece: "Bharathi Mamava" - THODI)

               Vocal        :  Sri M.K. SHANKARAN NAMBOODIRI
               Violin       :  Sri S. R. Mahadeva Sarma
               Mridangam    :  Sri Cherthala S. Dinesh
               Kanjira      :  Sri Uduppi S. Srikanth

Day 5

04 Oct Saturday, 6pm to 8.30pm   
(Main piece: "Janani Mamava" - BHAIRAVI)

               Vocal        :  Prof. T.V. GOPALAKRISHNAN
               Violin       :  Sri S. Varadarajan
               Mridangam    :  Sri Tiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam
               Ghatom       :  Sri T.V.Vasan

 

Day 6

05 Oct Sunday, 6pm to 8.30pm
(Main piece: "Saroruhasana" -  PANTUVARALI)
     
               Vocal        :  'Aswathy Tirunal' RAMA VARMA
               Violin       :  Sri S. Varadarajan
               Mridangam    :  Sri B. Harikumar
               Ghatom       :  Dr. S. Karthick
               Morsing      :  Sri Payyannur Govindaprasad

Day 7

06 Oct Monday, 6pm to 8.30pm   
(Main piece: "Janani Pahi" - SHUDDHASAVERI)

               Vocal        :  Sri TRICHUR V. RAMACHANDRAN (Padma Bhushan)
               Violin       :  Sri M. A. Sundaresan
               Mridangam    :  Sri Bangalore Praveen
               Ghatom       :  Dr. S. Karthick
               Morsing      :  Sri Payyannur Govindaprasad

ALSO on Day 7

06 Oct Monday,9.30pm
Mohiniyattam by Dr. Deepthi Omchery Bhalla (Entry restricted to invitees)

 

Day 8                                                         

07 Oct Tuesday, 6pm to 8.30pm     
(Main piece: "Pahi Janani" - NATTAKURINJI)

               Vocal        :  Kum. AMRITA  VENKATESH
               Violin       :  Sri R. Madhavan
               Mridangam    :  Sri A. Balakrishna Kamath
               Ghatom       :  Sri Perukavu P.L.Sudheer 

 

Day 9                                                           

08 Oct Wednesday, 6pm to 8.30pm
(Main piece: "Pahi Parvathanandini" - ARABHI)

               Vocal       :  Sri Thamarakkad GOVINDAN NAMBOOTHIRI
               Violin       :  Sri Sampath
               Mridangam    :  Sri Kuzhalmannam Ramakrishnan
               Ghatom       :  Sri Uduppi Sridhar 
                                                     
Please note that the Navarathri Mandapam assumes the role of a traditional Kerala Temple and so traditonal restrictions as in Kerala Temples are strictly followed, in attires too. No applause, photography, other forms of private audio or video recordings allowed. Audience seated in the Mandapam are not expected to leave until the conclusion of the days concert.

While the concerts begin every day with the traditional "thodayamangalam" at 5.30pm by the Mullamoodu Bhagavathars, the main concerts begin at 6pm and end at 8.30 pm punctually. Concerts pieces are all Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Compositions with each days main piece being the one composed for the day by the Maharaja. The musicians are expected to delineate the raga of the main piece followed by thaanam accompanied by percussion, a unique tradition of the Navarathri Mandapam, - except if it is a veena type concert. There is a loudspeaker kept near the Main Eastern Gate of the Sree  Padmanabhaswamy Temple and steps of the temple are used as seats by many devotees of music subject to the weather.

 

Contact email: kuthiramalika@gmail.com. Postal Mail: Administrator, Navarathri Trust, Fort Palace Office, East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram 695 023.

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