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Friday, April 30, 2010

Varuna Baghwan answers our Prayers!

Miracles happen rarely and it happened today to us!

Yes. During a wedding concert today evening my father recollected incidents which happened before about rain god answering to Amruthavarsini Ragam. He then announced that, "the team of Sathya on keyboard, Ananthapadmanabha on violin, Thillaisthanam Suriyanarayanan on MrudhangamHariharasubramanian on Ghtam & Morsing, Rhythm Pad Padmanabhan, Bass Guitar Suri and Pradeep on Tabla with audio by Karthicck audio Sangeetha Raja will be presenting a Dikshidar krithi - Anandamruthavarshini in Amruthavarshini. I request all of you to join in praying to Rain God - Varuna to show mercy and reduce the effect of Sun god - the heat. I am sure if all of us pray Varuna will heed to our prayers and shower rain or at least bring down the heat with cool breeze".

We played outline ragam, thanam followed by krithi, kalpanaswaram and Thani avarthanam and ended the cocnert with a long medley. As soon as we got out of the stage and walking towards the dinner hall, people started coming to us with the message that Varuna has answered the prayers with Rain! Miracle indeed and that shows the effect of joint prayers. Any one who reads this, please pass on the effect of Group Prayers and let us use this to all the good cause.

I shall ask my father to upload this concert in esnips or sangeethamshare and i hope you all also like it. It was  concert with a mixed set of songs with few carnatic & devotional numbers.

I am now going to sleep with a great feeling and hope our group prayers will be coming true always.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Great trip to Thiruvarur for the Sangeetha Mummurthigal Festival concert

It was indeed one of the great trips i have been on. Yes! the trip to Thiruvarur for the concert at the birth place of Sri Shyama Sastri on the 21st April'10 was indeed a memorable both in terms of travel and concert presentation. 

We, Karaikal Venkat anna, Trivandrum Balaji anna, my father and self left Chenai around 630 am in our car drove by my appa for 70% and the balance 30% by Balaji anna. We had our breakfast at Surguru which was little disappointing in view of the service provided. Normally they are very good and after the breakfast we were playing Maestro Illayaraja's songs throughout. It was very refreshing to listen to the songs and believe me! No one was tired and the fact that the music was really great which inspired all of us which was showing up in our concert also. The lunch organised at teh birthplace of Saint Tyagaraja by the committee was excellent and so as the dinner. In the evening we went to the temple and had "molaga bajji" on return. In the night enkat anna and self had a long walk and visited Kamalalayam and also Dikshidar's birthplace. This way i had the oppurtunity to havevisited the Trinity's birth places on the same day! A great experience indeed!.

Yes the silence in the music of Maestro, thakka thalli edupu of Sri Yesudoss in few songs were all flwing in our concert also and it went very well. The hotel room looked good in the day time, how ever it was really bad in the night and none of us slept . Thanks to my appa who was good and going strong in spite of lack of sleep we drove back after taking soodana Pongal in a small cafe in Mayavaram around 630am. I tried and kept myself awake throughout the return journey and Venkat anna was going off for every 15 - 30 mts and Balaji anna was at his best sleep until we travelled almost 250 kms.

Appa will be uploading the concert may in a few days time in under the folder "Sathya' and you all can listen to it and give your feedback.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wishing you all a Very Happy Tamizh New Year's day - Chithirai Thirunal Vazhthukkal.

It has been almost a month i have communicated in the blog. I am very happy to inform you all that i have passed my 9th Std and now i am into 10th Std. Yes the classes have also started for the 10th Std.

I am happy to share the news that i went on a excursion trip to Kallar near Mettupalayam organised in my school. It was full of fun with lots of packed activities during the 3 days trip which was from the10th to 13th April'10. We left Chennai on the 10th at 1030pm by train to Yercaud and transferred to Kallar by coaches on the 11th morning. It was full of activities right from the moment we reached and it was real fun. I reached today early morning at 445am. 

Last year same time i was on USA tour and this year enjoying the heat wave of Chennai already. I have lots of out station concert in the month of May and hope also to have some good holiday in between.  

There are two public concerts come up in April one on the 19th at Thiruvarur and on the 21st at Villiwakkam. Hope to see you all in the concert which you can try and make it.