Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV) celebrated Tyāgarāja-ārādhanā on 4th March 2020. The programme was conducted at the illam which gave a unique ambience to the celebration as the audience around the nadumuttam (courtyard) and tekkini.
Renowned flautist Pt. Himanshu Nanda, renowned namasankeerthana exponent Tripunithura Sri P. S. Ramamchandran, along with Dean Mahulikar and Dr. P. N. Prabhavathy, Assistant Professor, School of Kalayoga, CVV, were the chief guests.
The programme began with a stunning jugalbandi of Bharatanāṭyam and Mohiniyaṭṭam by Prof. Neethu S. Kumar, Dr Sandhya Sankar and Prof. Abha Mohan on the Tyāgarājakṛti “śrī Gaṇapati nī” in rāga - saurāṣṭra set to āditāla . Vid. Tripunithura P. S. Ramachandran sang Tyāgarājadivyanāmakṛti-s and explained the Bhaktirasa in Tyāgarāja’s compositions.
CVV faculty presented “Tyāgarājacaritam”, a musical skit charting the life of Tyāgarāja. The script was written by Prof. Visakha Venkat and it was directed by Prof. Sudarshan Chiplunkar. Indeed a feast for the audience.
Rāga-rañjani filled the air as Dr. Nagendra Pavana presented Tyagaraja’s composition “durmārgacarādhamulanu dora” in flute. CVV student Sreenidhi sang “Guruleka eṭuvaṇṭi” in Rāga-gaurīmanoharī, followed by a group recital of “utsavasampradāyakṛti” of Tyāgarāja by the staff, faculty and students. Dr. Prabhavathy and her students sang the first composition among the Ghanarāga-pañcaratnakṛti of Tyāgarāja, “Jagadānandakāraka” in Rāga-nāṭa.
The programme concluded with Dr. Prabhavathy’s presentation of “Baṇṭureeti kolu” in Rāga-haṁsānanda followed by Maṅgalakīrtana. She was beautifully supported by Asst. Prof. Dr. Nagendra Pavana, on the flute, Vid. Arun Krishnadas on the edakka, and Br. Ved Chaitanya on the tabla.