Concert by Smt Sai Swaroopa
Finding fulfillment for the generations-long prayer of a family dedicated to Bhagawan, Smt Sai Swaroopa Iyer from Hyderabad presented a Carnatic Concert at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet in Prasanthi Nilayam today. Smt Iyer’s family for generations has been devoted to Bhagawan.
Presenting her own compositions, Smt Iyer began with a Sankirtan, Chitravathi Nadhi Theerana, to continue with Mana Sayeeshwarku Janmanichu… a composition on Mother Easwaramma. Sayeeshwarude Avatarinchinu… a composition on the auspicious birth of Sri Sathya Sai followed next, in Anandabhairavi. The next one in Mohana Raga was inspired by Bhagawan Himself, in Person, WHO had blessed the artist once in the Interview Room. The composition Hey Sayee… Hey Sayee Nin Divya Roopamu… was born out of the bliss of being in HIS Presence. A composition in Shanmukhapriya Raga, Nee Naama Naamaamrutham next was followed by a piece in Rag Vasantha, on Sai Rama… singing Saketha Raama Sri Raama… Yatra Yatra Raghunatha Keerthanam… wherever Rama Nama is there, Hanumantha is there and vice versa was the next piece, a composition of Annamacharya in Dharmavathi Raga. Next to come was the title song of the Album dedicated to Bhagawan, a song summarizing all of Bhagawan’s projects. The song “Dola loogu Sai…” was a lullaby invoking The Lord to swing in the heart and was a mesmerizing devotional composition. The versatile artist ended with a traditional Mangalam song, Easwaramma Suta Sathya Swarupa… Jaya Mangalam Subha Mangalam…
Singing straight from her heart, in her simple traditional style, the artist for the evening was given a round of applause by the Sunday evening’s appreciative audience.
Smt Iyer was accompanied by Sarvasree Anand Narayan on Flute, Mohan Dora on Tabla and Sudheer on Mridangam.
The artist and accompanists were felicitated at the end of the session.
Bhajans continued and ended with Bhagawan singing Hari Bhajana Binaa…. Mangala Arathi at 1820 hrs. marked the end of the proceedings.