Panguni Vidaiaatri music fest: “Divine feeling to present kutcheri at Kapali Temple”: Srikrishna Mohan of Trichur Bros.

Srikrishna Mohan and Ramkumar Mohan, popularly known as Trichur Brothers, enthralled the audience with a devotional two and a half hour kutcheri at the Navarathri mandapam at Sri Kapali Temple on Tuesday evening.

The event was part of the 12-day Vidaiaatri music and dance fest following the 10-day Panguni utsavam that ended last Thursday.

Srikrishna Mohan, the elder of the Trichur Brothers told Mylapore Times that it gives him and his brother a divine feeling to be performing at the Kapaleeswarar Temple.

“We have been performing here for four years and it is always a special and divine feeling. Mylapore is the centre of Carnatic music and to have the opportunity to present a kutcheri within the Kapaleeswarar Temple is great. It is a completely different atmosphere inside the temple. The entire audience sitting till the very end adds to the devotional element.”

72 year old Vathsala has been a fan of Trichur Bros. for the last 10 years, by her admission.

She said, after the concert, “Ever since we saw them perform in January 2013 in front of the 16 -pillar mandapam at the Mylapore Festival, my husband and I have become their fans. We have not missed a single kutcheri that they have presented at the Kapaleeswarar Temple since then.

“This evening, I was thrilled when they presented my favourite song Naan Oru Vilayaattu Bommaiya. Their presentation of Dinamani Vamsam and Kapaleeswarar was also very pleasing.’

Towards the end of the duo’s concert, their rendition of Panduranga Jai Jai got the audience humming to the song.

  • Report by S. Prabhu.

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