As a prelude to the main Panniru Thirumurai programme, three students aged below 15years presented an hour of devotional verses from the 7th Thirumurai on Sunday evening.
Jahnavi is all of 12 years and is a class VII student of Sri Sankara School. While she has been learning Carnatic music for many years, she has developed an interest in the Thevaram verses and has been learning Thirumurai for the last two years. She told Mylapore Times that she is keen to learn the entire Thirumurai in the coming years.
She says she has also been learning the stories behind each of these sacred verses.
Vaijayanthi, a student of Vidya Mandir and Varshini, a student of APL Global Thoraippakam have all been learning the Thirumurai verses from guru Mathangi Shankar.
The three vocal artistes were accompanied on the violin by Avantika and on the mridangam by S Anirudh.
Kapali Temple’s Othuvar Sathgurunathan commended the young artistes for their devotional presentation. “The three young artistes exhibited great confidence and devotion in the way they presented Sundarar’s 7th Thirumurai. To present these sacred verses non stop for 60minutes at their age is great effort” he said.
- Report, Photo: S. Prabhu