He became a flute in His Hand, playing flute at His Lotus Feet!
Today, on day-2 evening of the Weeklong Tamil Nadu Festivity, promising flautist from Chennai Sri J.A. Jayanth serenaded Bhagawan with a scintillating instrumental offering, playing on his bamboo flute, here, in Prasanthi Nilayam. Jayanth is an upcoming flautist with a rich cultural tradition to claim with, a prodigy who have performed widely in India and abroad. He is an ‘A’ grade artist of AIR, Chennai.
If talent is God Himself, He, vide His instruments, churns out and lifts the innate…dormant talent and devotion to exalted heights. This evening, He did so, as the talented youngster from Chennai became a flute in His hand, serenading the Lord with a variety of compositions.
Breathing ‘life’ through his favourite bamboo flute, Jayanth began with Ora choopu choo chEdi nyAyamA, a St. Thyagaraja composition in Kannadagowla, set to Aditalam, and flowed on for the next one hour with some of the finest ‘meditative melodies’.
The second piece, “Chittachora Yasoda Ke Bal…”, a popular Sai Bhajan, was enough to lift the mood, stirring up the nostalgia in the air.
As the session flowed on, Jayanth picked up to a higher gear playing some astounding tonal variations, with his adept accompanists playing in ‘perfect’ tandem. “Vaishnava Jana To…”, “Pibare Rama Rasam…”, etc. followed before the concluding piece, an inciting number, “Raghupati Raghava Rajaram…”.
At the end, an appreciative audience gave a rapturous applause to Jayanth and Co.-- Sarvasree M. Rajeev, N.C. Bharadwaj and S. Sunil Kumar on Violin, Mridangam and Kanjeera respectively.
Bhajans by the Tamil Nadu contingent continued and the session ended with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan, at 1820 hrs.