Mrs Anuradha Krishnamurthy famous vocalist has offered her Pranams at the Lotus feet of Bhagawan and commenced the Carnatic Musical concert at 1700 Hrs this evening at Sai Kulwanth hall. Initial prayer was on Devi Mata, in the Raga Hamsadhwani and followed by Ganesa Pancharathna, Mudhagaratha Modhagam.... in Ragamaliga, which created the musical atmosphere in the hall.
The next item was very vibrant Raghu vamsa Sudham.. in Raga Kadanakuthukalam set to Adhi Talam, with the Chittaiswaram accompanied by percussion instrument was very much enjoyable. The Panchakshra stuti of Nagendra Haraya was sung next. The song was very thrilling, full of devotion and Raga Bhava.
With the brief Alapana in Kamas Raga was well supported by Violinist Smt Vedavathi Ganesh, especially Kakali Nishada (which is foreign note of this raga) was breathtaking. The entire composition Brochvar evarura was sung as though she was offering for Bhagawan. This composition set to Adi Talam and composed by Mysore Sri Vasudevachariya. The Mridhangam and Kanchira Players Sri Anantha Rao and Sri Sai Dutt have stolen away the hearts of Audience with their magical strokes of ‘Thani Avarthanam’.
The next song was the Meera Bhajan, Pyre Darshan dheejo... originally popularised by Smt MS Amma which very much liked by our Bhagawan. Sri Jagadish Kennadiya accompanied on Tabla. She sang with full bhava which touched the hearts of entire assemblage.
The next was a very popular song, Bho Sambho ... with full of devotion and for Bhagawan. The versatile singer sung a Bhajan song Koti Pranam...
After slogam Vasudeva sudham.... very popular song of MS in Kapi raga, Jagadodharana ..... was sung and this was the highlight of the evening programme.
The entire programme was in traditional style and classical core, exhibiting the singer’s depth of her musical knowledge and command over the renditions. She concluded her concert with universal prayer Maithreem Bhaje... composed by Kanchi Periyava Sri Paramacharya.
The entire programme was a tribute to Smt M Subbulakshmi Amma as a part of her birth centenary celebrations.
Bhajans followed next and the Mangala Arati marked the end of the session today.