Charsur presents music fest at Sri Kapali Temple, starts today

Charsur Arts Foundation is presenting a music fest themed ‘Sagunaat Nirgunam – from the form to the Formless’ and it starts this evening at Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore. The fest features one of the best Carnatic music artistes. It is open to all.

Here is the schedule –

5th Aug – 5:15 PM Mangala isai by Sembanar Koil Nadhaswara vidwan S R G S Mohandoss
5th Aug – 6:00 PM Amritha Murali, R K Sriram Kumar, J Vaidyanathan, ‘Ghatam’ S Karthick

6th Aug – 6:00 PM S Saketharaman, Nagai Sriram, Arjun Ganesh, Chandrasekara Sharma

7th Aug – 6:00 PM Sikkil Gurucharan, V Sanjeev, Patri Satishkumar, K V Gopalakrishnan

8th Aug – 6:00 PM Dr Pantula Rama, M S N Murthy, V V Ramanamurthy, Shree Sundarkumar

9th Aug – 6:00 PM Gayathri Venkataraghavan, Raghavendra Rao, Manoj Siva, Trichy K Murali

Here is a note on the the as shared by Charsur –

The Supreme God, the Nirguna Brahman is the formless, attributeless, all pervading reality. That Godhead lies within all as the pure consciousness.

This being so why did our sages and saints create so many Gods and Goddesses? Compose so many songs, kritis praising that unknown formless God in various forms and descriptions? They gave Saguna Brahman – a form, attributes and description like Rama, Krishna, Shiva, Ganesha, Subrahmanya, Ambal, Vishnu and others. as a means to get out of this samsara. An Ishta Devata, a Saguna Brahman,takes one on the spiritual path to reach the Ultimate.

Sagunaat Nirgunam music festival will present kritis and compositions on both – Saguna and Nirguna Brahman and takes one from the form to the formless – on a spiritual path through music.