TIRUCHI: The Salangai Natyanjali festival at Akhilandeswari Jambhukeshwarar Temple in Tiruchi recently marked the beginning of Maha Shivarathri. The programme began with `mangala vadhyam' by K.R. Sivakumar and Vijayakumar to be followed by carnatic vocal recital by Jayanthi Natesan.
The president of Salangai Academy, B. Narayanaswamy, inaugurated the festival, which featured a Bharatanatyam performance by students of the academy. The Mohiniyattam and Bharathanatyam jugalbandhi by Priya Krishnadas and Anjana Anand was well received by the audience. A dance drama, Shiva Shakthi was also part of the show.