Music workshop

Nadasangamam, the music wing of Narada Gana Sabha, is organising a music workshop – Kritiparichaya on September 21. The resource person, an eminent musician and teacher Seetha Rajan, will teach rare compositions of Swati Tirunal. It will be held between 10 a.m. and 12. 30 p.m. at Narada Gana Sabha. Contact 24993201 for registration.


Pavitrotsavam at Sri Ambujavalli Nayika Samedha Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple, Akkoor Village, Thiruvannamalai District, will be celebrated from September 20 to 22. Special navakalasa thirumanjanam will be performed on September 21, 9 a.m. Special homam will be held on September 22, 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Contributions in favour of Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Aradhan Committee may be sent to 26/42, Madava Perumal Koil Street, Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004. For details call 2498 1194/94444 40194. Akkoor number: 98431 10877/95853 18603.


Errors have crept into the article, ‘Reinventing Silappadikaram’ (FR, September 6), says Pradeep Chakravarty and points out the following:

In the paragraph beginning “U Ve Sa..”, it was Iravatham Mahadevan who wrote about it in Dinamani. He was its former editor. In the same paragraph, it is not ‘Kannagi Kottam,’ but ‘Pathini Kottam.’ In the fifth paragraph, it should read, “Ilango wanted to document the golden era of the Sangam classics and Tolkappiyam.” It is not the fifth century.

The sentence in the seventh paragraph should read, “The docile and dutiful wife Kannagi in Puhar Kantam becomes a ferocious woman in Madurai Kantam.”