Ramanavami utsavam

Asthika Samajam (Ph: 2435 2242), Venus Colony, Alwarpet, has organised the Sri Ramanavi laksharchanai and the 46th music series, as part of Sri Ramanavami, from today (April 19) to April 28, daily, 6 a.m. Neyveli Santhanagopalan will be conferred the ‘Asthika Sangeetha Rathna’ title and a purse on the occasion. This will be followed by Girija Shankar’s vocal concert.

At Keezhpandhai village in Cheyyar, Sri Ramanavami will be celebrated from April 19 to 23. The programmes, to be held daily, include unchavrithi, Veda Parayanam, Sahasranama archanai, discourses and divyanamasankirtanam by leading bhagavatars. Buses are available from Koyambedu to Korakkai village to reach Keezhpandhai. For details call 94440 16896/91766 16896.

Tirukalyana mahotsavam

The annual Veda Parayanam and the tirukkalyana mahotsavam will take place during the Brahmotsavam at Sri Sundarakuchambika Samedha Sri Thejeniswara Swamy Temple, Tiruveezhimizhalai, on April 20. The festival concludes on April 24. Tirunavukkarasar, Tirugnanasambandar and Sundarar have sung Thevarams in praise of the presiding deity and His consort. The temple is located 10 km west of Poonthottam Railway Station. Direct buses are available from Kumbakonam, Mayiladuthurai and Thiruvarur. Donations, in the form of MO/cheque, may be sent to J. Srinivasa Sivan, Sethinipuram, Thiruvidaicheri Post, Pincode - 610 107.

New music apps

Super Audio has launched two free apps live on Android and iOS devices. They are Suprabhatam (chanting) by Prof. Thiagarajan and ‘Suprabhatam’ (recital) by vidushi R. Vedavalli . To check them out, link up to iOS Suprabhatam (Chanting) - iPhone/iPod - http://bit.ly/S9KPAG and the iPad version - http://bit.ly/XBKGHN; iOS Suprabhatam (Recital) - iPhone/iPod - http://bit.ly/UimQSr and the iPad version - http://bit.ly/R9EGED; Android Suprabhatam (Chanting) - http://bit.ly/S9Kw90; Android Suprabhatam (Recital) - http://bit.ly/PHXcpc