Alluring Carnatic Veena Recital by Dr R. Madhuri Devi

An alluring Veena recital by noted Carnatic Classical Instrumentalist Dr Ramavarapu Madhuri Devi marked the third evening of the ongoing 6-day Parthi Yatra by the twin Telugu speaking States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana here, in Prasanthi Nilayam. The session also featured an inspiring talk by Dr. D.S.D. Shyamala, an alumna of SSSIHL, Anantapur Campus.

Expressing heartfelt love and reverence for Bhagawan, ‘singing’ glories of ‘His Love Beyond Compare’, Dr. Shyamala gave a succinct account of various service initiatives under the aegis of SSSSO – AP and TS during the landmark 90th year of Advent of Bhagawan. Dr Shyamala is currently the educational wing coordinator for East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

Dr R. Madhuri Devi, accompanied by P. Satish Kumar (Mridangam), Ravindra Tejaswi (Ghatam) and Ghantasala Sathya Sai (Morsing), then presented a stimulating Veena Concert at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet.

Beginning with “Mahaganapatim”, Dr Gayathri’s next number was a nostalgic “Manasa Bhajare Guru Charanam”, the first ever bhajan by Bhagawan. She then followed up playing some more musical melodies, setting an absorbing musical ambiance around. It was a well-coordinated rhythmic evening, with the three accompanists playing in tandem, executing a scintillating Thani in between, raining musical ecstasy in Prasanthi Nilayam. An appreciative audience burst into rapturous applause at the end. Gayathri Sangeeta Vidwan Mani Dr Madhuri Devi is a gold medalist from Delhi University and is also a national artist on All India Radio.

Earlier in the morning, the Ladies’ Wing of SSSSO of the twin States offered a soulful rendering of devotional songs, presenting a programme entitled ‘Sri Sathya Sai Sudha Madhuri’ at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet.

The session also marked the inauguration of a Mobile Clinic, being pressed into service for the benefit of the inhabitants in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. This is the 11th Mobile Clinic dedicated to Bhagawan this morning forming part of the Medicare activities in the twin States. Senior office bearers from Prasanthi Nilayam graced the occasion.

Bhajans continued and the session concluded with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.

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