Sangeethanjali Troupe has organised Tyagaraja aradhana at Bhakthavatchalam Vidyashram, Korattur, Chennai - 600 080, on January 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Sree Satguru Gana Nilayam, West Mambalam, is celebrating its 54th Tyagaraja Utsavam on January 20 and 21 at SMR Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Jothi Ramalingam Street, by organising music recitals on both days, 7 a.m. onwards. Pancharatna kritis will take place at 5 p.m. on January 21.


Bharat Kalachar, in association with Citibank, has organised a jugalbandi, `Ek Raga Do Rang' featuring Ajoy Chakrabarty and flute maestro Shashank at Kamaraj Memorial Hall, Teynampet, on January 21, 6 p.m. Henkel is the hospitality partner and Radio City is the radio partner. This programme is being presented in aid of YGP Foundation, which extends financial assistance to poor artistes towards their medical expenses and education for their children, apart from starting an acting school to teach acting and allied subjects.


Kapri Art & Music Trust in association with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Sri Krishna Sweets has organised the Jugalbandhi vocal concert of M. Lalitha (violin) and Gaurav Majumdar (sitar) today (Jan.19) at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 6.45 p.m.They will be accompanied by Thanjavur R. Kumar on the mridangam, Sameer Chatterji on the tabla and H. Prasanna on the ghatam. Donor Passes available at the Hall.


Sri Sathguru Purandara Dasar Sangeetha upanyasam will be held, under the auspices of Padma Sarangapani Cultural Academy, today, (January 19), 4.30 p.m., at Kshirasagara Hall, 52, Kumaraswamy Nagar, Villivakkam. The upanyasam will be performed by Kanyapuram R. Veeraraghavan.

Anniversary function

Smt. Mangalam Ganapathy Music Trust, Gopalapuram (Ph: 2835 0033/2435 6949) is celebrating its fifth anniversary from January 19-21, at Dakshinamurthy auditorium, R.K.Mutt Road, Mylapore. In this connection, the Trust has organised a three-day series of vocal concerts and Bharatanatyam featuring Mangalam Ganapathy's compositions. The fifth anniversary function will be held on the concluding day at 5 p.m. T.R.Subramanyam will preside. Veena exponent E. Gayathri and Ramjhi of Isaimazhalai will be the guests of honour. Dancer Gopika Varma will grace the function as a special guest for the Bharatanatyam function.


Siruvapuri Murugan Abhisheka Committee, Royapettah, is organising a padayatra for the 23rd year, to Siruvapuri Sri Balasubramanya Swami temple on January 24 and 25. The village is known as Chinnambedu. On January 26, Tirumanjanam will be performed to Tiruvooraga Perumal, a special abishekam to Siruvapuri Murugan and Valli Kalyana Perumal. A special archana followed by Tirukkalyana Vaibhavam and Annadanam will also take place. For more details, dial: 2847 4468.