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Memorial for Tamil music triumvirate

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Musical TrioDignitaries at the Tamizhisai Moovar Manimandapam at Sirkazhi on Wednesday. Sculptures at the back depicting the three musicians.
Musical TrioDignitaries at the Tamizhisai Moovar Manimandapam at Sirkazhi on Wednesday. Sculptures at the back depicting the three musicians.

The Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, declared open the memorial dedicated to triumvirate of Tamil music (Tamizhisai Moovar) at Sirkazhi costing Rs.1.51 crore, through video conferencing on Wednesday.

The memorial has been set up by the State Information and Public Relations Department.

The bronze statues of the legendary Tamizhisai Moovar – Muthu Thandavar (14th century), Arunachala Kavirayar (18th century) and Marimutha Pillai (18th century) – is the highlight of the manimandapam.

Arunachala Kavirayar was born in Thillayadi, Marimutha Pillai in Thillaividangan, and Muthu Thandavar in Sirkazhi.

The Manimandapam has been built as a tribute to the trio, according to a press release of the State Information and Public Relations Department issued here on Wednesday.

As soon as the mandapam was declared open by the Chief Minister, T.Munusamy, District Collector, O.S.Manian, MP, M.Sakthi and S.Pounraj, both MLAs, A.K.Chandrasekaran, district panchayat president, and P.G.Pandian, district information and public relations officer, garlanded the statues.

The mandapam has been conceived geometrically to enable a view of Tamizhisai Moovar from any direction and the central mandapam accounted for seven kalasams.

Music composers and scholars and a large number of people from various walks of life from across the district participated in the function in Sirkazhi.


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