An alluring Veena recital by noted Carnatic Classical Instrumentalist Dr Ramavarapu Madhuri Devi marked the third evening of the ongoing 6-day Parthi Yatra by the twin Telugu speaking States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana here, in Prasanthi Nilayam today. The session also featured an inspiring talk by Dr. D.S.D. Shyamala, an alumna of SSSIHL, Anantapur Campus.
Expressing heartfelt love and reverence for Bhagawan, ‘singing’ glories of ‘His Love Beyond Compare’, Dr. Shyamala, speaking in Telugu, gave a succinct account of various service initiatives under the aegis of SSSSO – AP and TS during the landmark - 90th year of Advent of Bhagawan. Dr Shyamala is currently the educational wing coordinator for East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
Dr R. Madhuri Devi, accompanied by P. Satish Kumar (mridangam), Ravindra Tejaswi (ghatam), and Ghantasala Sathya Sai (morsing), then presented an exciting session of Veena instrumental at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet.
Beginning with “Mahaganapatim”, Dr Gayathri’s next number was a nostalgic “Manasa Bhajare Guru Charanam”, the first ever bhajan by Bhagawan. She then followed up playing some more numbers setting an absorbing musical ambience around. It was a well-coordinated musical evening, with the three accompanists playing in tandem, executing a scintillating Thani in between, raining musical ecstasy in Prasanthi Nilayam. An appreciative audience burst into rapturous applause at the end. Gayathri Sangeeta Vidwan Mani Dr Madhuri Devi is a gold medalist from Delhi University and is also a national artist on All India Radio.
Bhajans continued and the session concluded with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan