Vidwat Sadas at Mannargudi

Sri Annaswami Iyengar 62nd Vidwat Sadas will take place on March 30, 31 and April 1, at Srinivasa Nilayam, Mannargudi Sri Rajagopala Swami Sannadhi Street, (near the Vanamamalai Matam) (ph: 04367 226998), on all the three days between 3 p.m. and 4.30 p.m., after which vidwans will render religious discourses.

Diamond jubilee

The diamond jubilee of Sri Vaishnava Sripatham Kainkaryam Association, Mylapore, will be celebrated on April 30. Donations as cash, cheque or DD drawn in favour of the association may be sent to T. R. Srinivasan, honorary secretary, No.7/5 (Old No.3/5), Norton Third Street, Mandaiveli, Chennai-600 028.


The Ashtabandhana Maha Samprokshanam of Sri Kodandaramaswami temple, West Mambalam is scheduled to take place on March 17 at 12 noon. Festivities begin on March 13 and include special homams and pujas.


Sree Siddhi Vinayagar Baktha Samajam, Nanganallur (Ph: 2224 3533) is organising Sri Maha Periyava Peetarohanam, Maha Rudra Japam and Homam on March 20, 6.30 a.m. onwards at the Siddhi Vinayakar temple premises near Modern School.

Tyagaraja day

As part of its 106th anniversary celebrations, Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha is celebrating Tyagaraja Day on March 19 at Mylapore Fine Arts Club Hall, 3 p.m. onwards. Rukmani Ramani and her students will render pancharatna kritis after a small puja. M. S. Uma Mahesh will render popular Tyagaraja kritis (4.30 p.m.) and Kadayanallur Rajagopala Bhagavathar, namasankeertanams (6.30 p.m.).


Narada Gana Sabha is organising a lec-dem, "Aharya" by Ambika Buch at Mini Hall, March 19, 6.30 p.m.


Kartik Fine Arts has organised a devotional music concert by O. S. Arun at Dakshinamurthy auditorium, P. S. H. S. School, Mylapore, March 18, 6.30 p.m.


Asthika Samajam, Thiruvanmiyur, has organised the namasankeertanam to be rendered by Mailaduthurai Vijaya Dikshitar on March 21, 6.30 p.m. at Amarabharathi, 12, West Tank Street, Thiruvanmiyur. For details call 2452 1955.

Instrument day

Sree Nadha Varsha celebrated instrument day for the sixth year on March 5 at Sri Ganesh Mandali, Nanganallur. The event featured the veena recital of Hema Veeraraghavan who presented Pancharatna kritis along with her disciples. The programme was a part of "Chennai-305," a function organised by Sri Krishna Sweets.


Alliance Francaise of Madras has organised an exhibition of paintings on ceramics by Supriya Meneghetti at Alliance Francaise Gallery, 24, College Road, March 20 at 6.30 p.m. The show will be on till April 1.

Holi Mela

Artisans from Rajasthan have organised an exhibition of handloom, handicrafts, jewellery and paintings from March 15 to 29 at C. P. Art Centre, Eldams Road, 11 a.m. onwards.

Carnatic music camp

Isai Mazhalai, for the second consecutive year, is conducting an advanced vocal Carnatic music camp for six weeks, from April 14. The camp will train children who already know to sing 20 varnams and 30 keertanas. They will be trained in alapanas, swarams and given practise with pakka vadyams. The classes will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., six days a week, at New No. 57, Moosa Street, T. Nagar. For details, call 2491 0501/2491 5753.