Two groups will be celebrating Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana Mahotsavam this coming week..
-At Mathala Narayanan Street, guru Rukmini Ramani and noted vocalists Yogam Santhanam and Rajam will lead a group performing pancharathna krithis on Jan. 15. At 12, Mathala Narayanan Street, Mylapore. Ph: 24613226.
-At Sri Thiagaraja Sangeetha Vidwath Samajam, the festival will be held from Jan. 14 to 23. The event will be inaugurated by Chella R. Vaithiyanathan, secretary, Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Mylapore on Jan. 14.
Dr. R. Vedavalli, president of the Samajam, presides. A concert by Trichur Ramachadran and group will follow. On Jan. 15, Bahula Panchami and Aradhana Day, events that will be held include an upanishad and veda parayanam, unchavrithi bhajan and an abhishekam. Later eminent musicians will render pancharatna kirthis. On the last day, Jan. 23, the portrait of Sri Thiagaraja Swamigal will be taken on a procession. The event will end with Anjaneya Utsavam.