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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Blessings from Guruji Nithyananda Paramahamsa Swamigal.

It was indeed a great blessings to have got an opportunity to perform at the ashram of Guruji Nithyananda Paramahamsa Swamgal - Bededi, Bangalore on the 27th Dec'08 for 2 hrs as part of his birthday celebrations which is on the 01st January.

As we were readying ourselves to perform amidst 100s of people doing meditation, the screen in front of us opened and it was a great sight to see Guruji adorning the Simhasana, giving dharshan to all the devotees. When i had the opportunity to see him eye to eye i realised getting some kind of great energy passing through me and all us were totally thrilled and excited to have got the chance to perform in front of this guruji.

I started off with a sloka in his name, composed in three ragas namely Revathy - a carnatic feel, in Mohanam - a folk feel and in Sankarabaranam - a western flavour and this was very much appreciated by all the devotees and Guruji in particular. As we had restrictions of taking photos or videos have requested them to send the same and hope to have it uploaded soon.

The sight of 100s of devotees and guruji himself dancing to our songs rendered - particularly the one which had 56 lines on Nithyananda swamigal kept us the artists spellbound and infact we also at some time started dancing on the stage! Swami Keerthana and Ma Keerthana ji had taken care of us during our stay in teh ashram and also sang with us in teh concert.

The entire team with Prem uncle (Sri Sivamani uncle's brother) - drums, Nanganallur Srirma uncle on Mrudhangam, Pakala Jayaprakash anna- Violin, Pradeep uncle on tabla, Sowirarajan uncle - Ghatam, Morsing, Kanjeera and Konnakol, Suri uncle on Bass guitar, Ravishankar, my amma Lalitha and appa Krishnababu on vocal support
had a great day at the ashram and were thrilled to receive personal blessings and a gift of Rudhraksha malai from Guruji after our performance. I cannot forget the alingana blessings guriji gave to me and my appa and we actually were charged with great energy. A great blessings for the New Year indeed!!