Monday, March 10, 2014

Music Fest at Tiruvaiyar - 20-1-2014

After Papanasam Temple we returned to Hotel Tamilnadu for lunch and a bit of rest & sleep.We left for Tiruvaiyar in the evening and reach the Saint Thiagaraja Music Fest pandal around 6.00 pm. The place was thronging with music lovers. We managed some vantage space up front from where we could comfortably watch and listen to the maestros.Some of the most reputed names in Carnatic Music marked their presence: Kadri Gopal - Saxophone, Kanya Kumari-Violin, Srinivas & Rajesh-Mandolin,Yesudas-Vocal,Sudha Raghunath-Vocal,Mahathi-Vocal, Haridwaramangalam Palanivel-Thavil and a host of others. The performances were enchanting & enthralling.It was an evening of pure magic and the crowds were totally mesmerized.An unforgettable experience:
Illuminated Neon Sign at entrance
Huge crowds thronging the pandal
Vantage Point from we watched the live performances
Kadri Gopal thrilling the audience on Saxophone
Kadri & Kanyakumari - made a good combo
Kanyakumari on Violin
Srinivas & Rajesh - were scintillating on the Mandolin
Haridwaramangalam Palanivel on Thavil gave a strong and superb performance


  1. I am unfamiliar with the music but it sounds like a fine event.

  2. I love neon lights and if it wouldn't make my place look like a honky tonk I would have a colorful and artful display across the back of my 220' red barn.

  3. Looks exciting and colourful........I imagine this is also how the music would have been!



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