New timings

The Music Academy Tag Digital Archives will work on all the days of the week from March 1. The timings are as follows: Monday- Friday 9.30 a.m.-3.30 p.m.; Saturday 9.30 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday 10.30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Memorial programme

Sri Swarna Venkatesa Deekshitar's eighth aradhana will be conducted on March 16 and 17.

Sponsored by Sri Swarna Vaishnavi Trust, Sri Swarna Venkatesa Deekshitar's memorial programme will take place on March 16 at Tattvaloka Auditorium, I Floor, 76/138, Eldams Road, Teynampet. Phone: 2432 8124/2432 8125. Sudha Ragunathan will present Swarna Venkatesa Deekshitar's kritis on the occasion. She will be accompanied by R.K. Sriramkumar (violin), Neyveli Skandasubramanain (mridangam) and K.V. Gopalakrishnan (ganjira). R. Sundar, secretary, Hamsadhwani, will be the chief guest.

The eighth aradhana of the Deekshitar, organised by Sri Swarnaguru Sevaks Committee, will take place on March 17 at The Kalyan Nagar Association (Ph: 2495 2997), 29, West Circular Road, Mandavelipakkam.

Ekadasa Rudrabishekam, special archana and mahanyasam will be performed at 4.30 p.m.

Birthday celebrations

Srimad Andavan Poundarikapuram Swami Asramam, Thiruneermalai Branch, East Street, Mahalakshmi Nagar, Thiruneermalai, is celebrating the 90th birthday of the present Pontiff Srimad Paravakkottai Andavan on March 14, 8 a.m. The pontiff's birthday falls on March 21. Veda parayanam and discourses by scholars have been planned between March 17-21, at the Asramam premises in Srirangam. For details, call 8056214001 / 4002 14/03/2010.

Maori dance

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations is hosting a folk dance programme by Maori Dance Theatre Group from New Zealand, this evening (March 12), 6.30 p.m., at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, T. Nagar.