Famed devotional singer TS Radhakrishnan along with fellow musicians offered a devotional concert this evening celebrating holy Vishu, the Kerala New Year, in Prasanthi Nilayam. The evening began with Bhagawan's Divine Discourse, with Bhagawan elaborating on the concept ofNavavidha Bhakti that ended with the story of Bali Chakravarthi, Kerala's erstwhile ruler of yore.
The evening concert began with a Marati number 'Ganapathi Ganaraj...Yogiraj...Maharaj...' by Shankar Vinayak, The next number, a vernacular one on Mother Divine, a fervent plea to Her, singing...'Vendha Nadinte Naadha Devathe Vandanam Brahmayamamay...' was followed by 'Hey Dhaya Sindho Krishna...' by Shankar Vinayak. 'Sai Ye Bhajikkuvin Maya Ye Thyajikkuvin...', the next number was a number on Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai, singing on the Beauty Beyond Compare conveying the essential need to worship Sai to attain salvation. Kerala's evergreen 'Oruneramengilum Kanathevayyente Guruvayoorappa Nin Divya Roopam...' a famed composition by Sri Radhakrishnan on The Lord Of Guruvayoor next was followed by the final number, 'Yei Ho Vitthale Bhakta Jana Vatsaley...' the famed Marati number of The Lord Of Pandarpur.
Sri Radhakrishnan was ably accompanied by his son and alumnus of SSSIHL Sri Shankar Vinayak on vocal, Sarvasree Wilson and Radhakrishna Bhat on Keyboard and Tabla respectively.
Vishukkani, the auspicious sight, symbolical with reference to the prospect of the New Year, was arranged with traditional touch at the Sanctum Sanctorum marking the holy occasion. Back in the State, as a tradition Vishukkani is unveiled in all temples, including the famous Guruvaryoor shrine, in the early morning at the auspicious Brahma Muhurtham of the New Year.
Bhajans by the Kerala troupe followed next and the session ended with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.