FRIDAY REVIEW

Namasankeertanam — 2008



The seventh annual Namasankeertana festival begins today at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha.



Integrated Academy for Performing Arts and Sri Krishna Gana Sabha have organised the seventh annual Namasankeertana festival which will take place from November 21 to December 5, at Nalli Gana Vihar of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha T.Nagar.

This year’s programme will be inaugurated by Namanandagiri Swamiji (Namaji) on Nov.21, 5.30 p.m. R. Krishnaswamy, secretary, Narada Gana Sabha, and Deccan N.K. Moorthy will be the special guests. This will be followed by a bhajan concert of O.S. Sundar.

There will be continuous programmes for the next 14 days with special performances on Sundays.

The Bhagavatha Seva Trust function will be held on Nov. 30, wherein Bhagavathas who have been rendering yeomen service to Namasankeertanam will be honoured.

On November 30 Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal will confer the title ‘Sankeertana Kalanidhi’ on Rangasubramanya Bhagavathar (Ranganna) in recognition of his over five decades of service to Namasankeertanam.

Mridanga vidwan Umayalpuram Sivaraman and Dinamalar Gopalji will be the special guests at the function.

Samapradaya Bhajans such as Thodaya Mangalam. Guru keerthanams, Kannada Dasa kritis, abhangs, Hindi Bhajans, Divyanama Sankeertanams, Radha Kalyanam, Dolotsavam, Tamil Thevara Isai and Upanyasam, rendered by various Bhagavathas from different parts of the country.

The programmes are co-sponsored by City Union Bank, Integrated Enterprises and Shriram Group of Companies.

For further details call Udayalur Kalyana Rama Bhagvathar at 94444 62526 or Ramesh at 99401 10299.



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