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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Concert in Thanjavr brahadheeswarar temple on 29th October, 2009

Soon after this Deepavali i had a concert on the 20th Oct'09 which went well with good audience and also was a kind of crtain raiser for the concerts to come next month.

I was so happy that i got the oppurtunity to perform for the great Emperor Raja Raja Cholan's 1024th birthday celebrations in Thanjavur which was celerated as sadhaya Vizha. Our team performed at the Big temple - Brahadheeswarar Temple and got the chance to see the deity at almost 2 feet distance. A huge Lingam was indeed great and hope to receive all the blesings of the Lord Siva. Thanks to TN Minister or Commerce and Trade Sri bayadullah and the Festival committee which had extended this opptunity.

We had a great concert and also wonderful time at the Hotel Sangam where we stayed. We were playing cricket in the swimming pool and all of us were very energetic dring the concert prresentation later in the day from 830 - 1115 pm. A memorable trip which all of cherished it and ill be in or minds for a long time.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Diwali Celebrations 2009

Wishing you all a Very Happy Diwali

Diwali Celebrations 2009

It was indeed a great Deepavali celebration i have had in the last few years! Yes I just had my Raman uncle (Athimber) coming to India from Singapore after receiving a Global award for his invention of a Tanker - I had already reported earlier, from JEC, Singapore this morning only. Also it was a long day of bursting crackers purchased from Sivakasi. It was great fun all through the day with my uncle Embar Kannan and i also had fun with my nephew Vikram Sarathy and cousins Suriya and Sowmya at my paternal grandparent's house in Santhome. We had a good family get together and in the evening it was fun with all our neighbours joining and bursting crackers. Looking forward to more such celebrations!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

A great Week of travel & concerts.

It was indeed a great Pooja week for me after my performance as accompanying artists for my amma on the 21st Sep'09 followed by the concert on 27th Sep'09 - Saraswathi Pooja day at Koothanur Saraswathi Temple. Thanks to Jayaraman mama and the temple authorities for giving this oppurtunity for the 3rd consecutive year - this time on this very auspicious day to be at the Temple of Music God! I was happy to see the Nadaswara vidwan putting thalam for the entire concert and my sincere thanks on behalf of our team to Sri Kathikeyan for the same. The ambience was so wonderful i attempted to elaborate Dwajavanthi for the first time and i request you all to listen to the audio track and forward your opinion. It was a great drive from Chennai to Koothanur with Appa driving and with Karaikal Venkat anna and Keerthivasan we had a wonderful trip. Hope we are blessed to continue performing in this temple premises year after year. It was also so nice of a well wisher from Mayavaram to have stayed back for the entire concert with his family and also take photos and videos in our camera.

Following this trip i had been to Sivakasi for Ghatam Dr. S. Karthick's heArtbeat ensemble concert at Kaakivaadapatti Sri Krishnan Temple with my uncle Embar Kannan. Right from teh train journey from Egmore till return to Mambalam station i enjoyed the entire trip with me blessed to be win the team of Sri Prapancham Ravindran uncle on Mrudhangam, Sri Raman uncle on Morsing, Sri Srisundarkumar uncle on Kanjeera and Sri Arunkumar on Rhythm pad who joined us at Sivakasi. The concert was on the 1st Oct'09 from 830 pm and went on till 1230 am. It was a huge audience and a different atmosphere in a remote village and we all enjoyed the show and so was the lovely audience. We went to Srivilliputtur temple and also to a factory outlet of Sony Fireworks and ordered for our Deepavalli crackers which i am expecting to receive in a day or two. Looking forward to more trips like this!