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Minister speaks high of Thiruvaiyaru in Chennai

Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting S Jagathratchagan has said by bringing the Thiruvaiyaru Festival to Chennai, Lakshman Sruthi, a music troupe, has touched a peak.

Launching the fifth edition of Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru in the city yesterday, the Union Minister said that it was phenomenal.

On the inaugural day, saint composer Thyagaraja’s pancharatna kritis were sung and the stage had been done up to resemble the Thyagaraja Aradhanai Mandapam in Thiruvaiyaru.

An exhibition of music albums by various artistes is also on as part of the festival. Books, DVDs and CDs on various genres of music are available.

The eight-day event is being organised by Lakshman Sruthi in association with Nataka Academy, Rotary Club of Madras Mount and Kalalaya USA at Kamarajar Arangam from 9 a m to 10 p m. Tickets are also available online. For details, log on to www.lakshmansruthi.com or log in to www.vikatan.com.

- newstodaynet 19.12.2009

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