Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Vijay Siva's Tarangam concert for Narayana Tirtha festival

Chennai's December season has space for exclusive namasankeetranam and concerts featuring only the Tarangams. Thirupoonthuruthy Sri Narayana Tirtha Swamigal Trust based in R.A. Puram hosted a three day Namasankeertana - Tarangam festival from Dec. 21 to 23 at Sringeri Pravachana Mandiram.

Music concerts of exclusive Tarangams composed by Sri Narayana Tirtha, presented by the young and senior musicians were part of the festival. On the concluding day, N. Vijaya Siva teams up with Amrita Murali on the violin and J. Vaidyanathan on the mridangam. It was a short concert for one and a half hours, that strictly adhered to the traditional concert format, but with songs from the magnum opus Sri Krishnaleela Tarangini. The devotional aspects dominated the concert. Beginning with the composition Jaya jaya swamin in Nattai, Vijay Siva quickly presented Govinda Gataya (Bhairavi), Sharanam bhava (Hamsavinodini) and took up the main raga Kalyani and the tarangam Kathaya kathaya madhavam. After a brief, melodious tani avartanam by J. Vaidyanathan, he presented Madhava mamava in Neelambari and Pahi pahi jaganmohana Krishna in Nadanamakriya.

Tirupoonthuruthy Venkatesan, managing trustee fondly remembered the rendition of the Kalyani raga composition by the veteran D.K. Jayaraman and the guru of Vijay Siva at one of the aradhanas held at Thirupoonthuruthy, a village near Thanjavur where a aradhana is held every year on the day Sri Narayana Tirtha attained samadhi.

The 2013 aradhana will be held on Feb. 16, 17 and 18 at the brindavanam of Sri Narayana Tirtha Swamigal in Thirupoonthuruthy, a village on the banks of River Kudamurutti, a tributary of River Cauvery. A must visit place around Thanjavur which retains the greenery and the music pristine.

Contact the Aradhana committee in Madras on phone number (044) 2493 6671 for more details.

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