Press Release

Present

 

CHENNAIYIL THIRUVAIYARU 2009 - Season V

 

Organised by

 

Nataka Academy, Rotary Club of Madras Mount & Kalalaya USA 

 

 

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. Tyagaraja 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.

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