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Tyagaraja Aradhana, the commemorative music festival is held every year at Thiruvaiyaru in Tyagaraja'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 four years. With the blessing of the Music Trinity, we wish to hold 'Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru' for the 5th 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, 2009. On December 18, 2009, 5 p.m.  the program will be inaugurated by Honorable Union Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Dr. S.Jagathratchagan M.A. and followed by the rendering of Pancha Ratna Kritis at 5:30 p.m.

 

Led by 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. Besides, arrangements have been made to distribute printed version of Pancha Ratna Kritis to the audience, who too can join in the rendering on the inaugural day.

 

This 8-day Music Festival will commence at 9:00 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 and will carry information about the musicians and the accompanying artistes.

 

In every program a senior Carnatic Musician will honour the artistes performing.

 

Besides tickets for individual events, Season Tickets for all the 8 days will also be available.

 

Concessional 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.

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