In this one-of-a-kind event, popular Carnatic artistes will render navavaranam compositions by Muttuswami Dikshitar and Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi that correspond to each day of Navaratri. The concert is open to all.

On October 4, The Hindu will present Navavarana Mahotsavam, where 19 artistes will pay tribute to 18th century composers Oottukadu Venkata Kavi and Muttuswami Dikshitar by presenting their suite of brilliant compositions specially created for Navaratri.

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In this one-of-a-kind event, sponsored by Suguna Pumps and Motors, each artiste will render a set of two compositions that will correspond to each day of Navaratri. Both suites include a Ganesha stuti, dhyana stuti andmangala stuti.

Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna, Sikkil Gurucharan, Nisha Rajagopalan, Sumithra Vasudev, K. Gayatri, Akkarai Sisters, Amritha Murali, Trichur Brothers, Sriranjani Santhanagopalan, Vidya Kalyanaraman, K. Dharini and Anahita-Apoorva will participate in the four-hour event scheduled from 5.30 p.m. at The Music Academy.

Complimentary passes for the concert are available at the offices of The Hindu and the Music Academy from 10:30 a.m. onwards on October 4. Parking is available at St. Ebba's School.

Venue: The Music Academy

Date: Thursday, Oct 4, 2012

Time: 5.30 pm onwards

Stage design: V.V. Ramani

Accompanists: Amritha Murali; V. Sanjeev, Akkarai Sornalatha, Sudha R.S. Iyer, B. Ganapathyraman, R. Sankaranarayanan & Arjun Ganesh

Programme

¤ K. Dharini - Ganesha stuti-s - Shree Mahaganapati (Gowla) Shree Ganeshvara (Shanmukhapriya)

¤ Trichur Brothers - Dhyana kriti-s - Kamalambike (Todi); Vanchhasi yadi (Kalyani)

¤ Vidya Kalyanaraman - 1st Avarana kirti-s - Kamalamba (Anandabhairavi); Santatam aham (Deshakshi)

¤ Sriranjani Santanagopalan - 2nd Avarana kriti-s - Kamalaambaam Bhajare (Kalyani); Bhajasva Shree (Nadanamakriya)

¤ Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna - 3rd Avarana krti-s - Shree Kamalambikayaa (Shankarabharanam); Sarva Jeeva Dayakari (Shuddha Saveri)

¤ Nisha Rajagopalan 4th Avarana kriti-s - Kamalambikaayai (Kambhodhi); Yoga yogeshvari (Anandabhairavi)

¤ Anahita Ravindran & Apoorva Ravindran - 5th Avarana kriti-s - Shree Kamalaambikaayaa (Bhairavi); Neela Lohita (Balahamsa)

¤ K. Gayatri - 6th Avarana kriti-s - Kamalaambikaayaa (Punnagavarali); Sadanandamayi (Hindolam)

¤ Sikkil Gurucharan - 7th Avarana kriti-s - Shree Kamalaambikaayaam (Shahana); Sakala loka nayike (Arabhi)

¤ Amritha Murali - 8th Avarana kriti-s - Shree Kamalaambike (Ghanta); Shankari (Madhyamavati)

¤ Sumithra Vasudev - 9th Avarana kriti-s - Shree kamalaamba jayati (Ahiri); Natajana Kalpavalli (Punnagavarali)

¤ Akkarai Subhalakshmi & Akkarai Sornalatha - Mangala kriti-s - Shree Kamalaambike (Shree); Haladharanujam (Manirangu)