Tyagaraja Aradhana festival is observed by artists, gurus, students, and connoisseurs of carnatic music around the world to pay homage to the great saint composer Tyagaraja (1747-1847). Saint Tyagaraja composed thousands of kritis majorly in Telugu and also in Sanskrit in invocation and praise of Lord Rama. Pushya Bahula Panchami, his Samadhi day is commemorated every year by group singing of five of his Pancharatna compositions (five gems) in his honor. Typically, this group singing is preceded by individual renditions by students of carnatic music. This year is the 173rd Aradhana.
Starting this year, this great tradition of paying homage to saint Tyagaraja is going to be observed at RKT Dallas! Join the DFW Indian carnatic music lovers.
Participants can register to participate in different categories grouped by age, to sing or play any instrument (on violin, veena, flute etc.) any Tyagaraja composition for 10 minutes. Participants in the percussion/violin category will accompany other participants. You are encouraged to bring electronic Tanpuras.
All participants will earn a participation certificate from JKYog.
After the solo performances, group singing rendition of the Pancharatna kritis will take place led by guru Vijaykumar Krishnan who is a fifth-generation musician (Violin and Vocal) with extensive concert experience. All attendees are welcome to join the group singing of the Panchratna kritis. Also, both vocalists and instrumentalists (including percussion) are welcome to join.
He has performed in hundreds of concerts, both solo and accompaniment, including those at Music Academy Madras, All India Radio mini national program and Doordarshan. He has accompanied musical stalwarts like Dr. Balamurali Krishna, Rama Lakshmana brothers, Late Shri D.K. Jayaraman, Maharajapuram Santanam, Late Shri T.R. Subramanyam, and Neyveli Santanagopalan to name a few.
Due to overwhelming response, Registration for participation is closed.
Free registration for non participants! Please register using form below as that will help us better plan the logistics for the event and Mahaprasad!