EVENT Vijay TV’s Bhakthi Tiruvizha opened in Madurai yesterday.

Vijay TV’s ‘ Bhakthi Thiruvizha ,’ the five-day festival, is being held in Madurai from July 18 – 22 , at the Lakshmi Sundaram Hall, Thallakulam.

This 16{+t}{+h}season of ‘Cycle Pure Agarbathies Bhakthi Thiruvizha’ powered by Udhayam Dhall,’ features captivating spiritual discourses to be presented by eminent artists.

The fest was inaugurated by Sri Perarulala Ramanuja Jeer Swamigal (Varthamana Swami), 50{+t}{+h}Jeer – Thiru Jeer Mutt Thirukkurungudi, 5 p.m., . 

The inauguration ceremony was followed by a series of upanyasams. The first one was by Srinivasan on ‘Jatayu Motcham. Following this came Kalyani Margabhandhu’s namasankirtanam and Velukkudi Krishnan’s upanyasam on ‘Thiru Pallandu.’

The line-up on July 19 includes Kidambi Narayanan’s upanyasam ‘Aasai’( 5 p.m .);  P. Swaminathan’s ‘Maha Periyava Mahimai’( 6 p.m .);  Veeramani Kannan’s namasankirtanam ( 7 p.m .) and Kavignar Manikan’s upanyasam titled ‘Raman Kaatiya Vazhi’(7.45 p.m.) 

The following is the list of programmes to be held on July 20 .

Sindhuja’s harikatha on ‘Gnanamirtham’; Karunakarachariyar’s upanyasam, ‘Azhagiya Ambu’( 6 p.m .); Sattanatha Bagavathar’s namasankirtanam ( 7 p.m .) and Salem Rukmani’s upanyasam ‘Aaniver’ (7.45 p.m .) 

The following programmes will take place on July 21 : Suchitra’s harikatha ‘Purandaradasar Sarithiram’( 5 p.m .);  Ilampirai Manimaran’s upanyasam ‘Geethayin Nayagan’( 6 p.m .); Aishwarya’s namasankirtanam (7 p.m.) and Needamangalam Alamelu and Subburaman’s sangeetha upanyasam on ‘Adiyavar Perumai’( 7.45 p.m .)

The five-day fest will conclude on July 22 with an interesting array: Jayanthi Janakiraman’s harikatha ‘Annanum Thambiyum’( 5 p.m .); Damal Ramakrishnan’s upanyasam ‘Ninnudan Ezhuvaranom’( 6 p.m .); Pushpa Anand’s namasankirtanam ( 7 p.m .) and Pulavar Ramalingam’s upanyasam ‘Thirudana Thirumangai’ ( 7.45 p.m .) 

Tickets are available at the venue from July 16, from 9 a.m. on first-cum-first-served basis.