Staff Reporter

PALAKKAD: A dance and music festival organised as part of the Puthur Sree Thirupurakkal Bhagavathy temple ‘vela’ festival was inaugurated by N.N. Krishnadas, MP, here on Sunday.

The inaugural function was followed by Mohiniyattom by Gopika Varma and Kathak by Birju Maharaj. A ‘Bhakti ganamela’ (devotional song programme) by K.S. Chithra will be held at 6.30 p.m. on Monday. A Carnatic vocal recital by Harish Narayan will be held at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday and Manipuri dance by Singajith Singh and Cithra Sija Mathur at 8.15 p.m.

The will come to an end on April 7.