Scintillating Mridangam Recital…

Onam 2012 got off to an auspicious start with Mridangam maestro of Guiness Book fame Sri Kuzhalmandam Ramakrishnan presenting a scintillating Mridangam Recital, entitled Vadya Sangeetam this evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam.

Playing for a full 45 minutes, not-stop, when the artiste’s gifted fingers fell in harmony on the blessed percussion instrument, what emanated was sheer brilliance tantalising the audience in the august evening assembly. Known for his marathon stints, when Sri Ramakrishnan continued exhibiting keen passion, standing on stage, students as well joined the artiste weaving rhythmic beats that reverberated the  entire hall.

The artiste was accompanied by Guruvayoor Rajamoni and Adarsh Ajay Kumar on Violin, Aiyappan Nenmara on Saxophone, Thrikkakkara YN Santharam on Ganjira, Babu Idappal on Keyboard and Umesh on Rhytham Pad.

At the end of the presentation, the artistes and accompanists were felicitated by senior officials. Bhajans continued and Mangala Arathi was offered at 1810 hrs. Prasadam was distributed to the entire gathering.

Tomorrow, on the second day of the ongoing Onam festivity, there will be a special programme, Hrudaya Sangamam, an offering of gratitude by Cardiac Operated patients at Bhagawan’s hospitals, in the evening at the Sanctum Sanctorum in Prasanthi Nilayam. This will be followed by a musical offering by Sri Yogeswar Sharma.

II Samasta Lokaha Sukhino Bhavantu II