DASAVIDHA RAGANAVATHI PERFORMED AFTER EIGHT DECADES
Tirupati, 31 August 2016: One of the most rare, artistic and prominent pattern Dasavidha Raaga Navathi Kusuma Manjari comprising 180 raagas which was the invention by Harikatha Pitamaha, Sri Ajjada Adibhatla Narayana Dasu, was performed in Mahati auditorium on Wednesday evening almost after 84 years.
The closing ceremony of the multifaceted Harikatha legendary’s 152nd Birth Anniversary was observed in a grand manner in Tirupati under the aegis of SV college of Music and Dance.
Sri Kantham Nagendra Shastry along with his team of nine artistes from Maharani Arts College from Bengaluru performed this rare fete of Dasavidha Raaga Navathi Kusuma Manjari comprising 90 raagas in Raagamalika. The artistes showcased their facial expressions and body movements in sitting posture much to the delight of the art lovers in the auditorium. The unique art mesmerised the spectators.
Later they also performed Panchamukhi, Shanmukhi-Tala Pradarshana. Meanwhile these arts were performed by Sri Adibhatla in 1932. After that performance almost after eight decades the Bengaluru team performed in Tirupati as a befitting tribute to the legendary personality.
Another interesting aspect is Smt Upadhyayula Rajarajeswari Devi, the great grand daughter of Sri Adibhatla Narayanadasu earlier briefed the importance of these art forms.
Earlier during the day floral tributes were paid to the statue of Sri Adibhatla located in SV College of Music and Dance.
Special Officer of College Smt Gautami, Principal Smt Padmavathi other staffs, students, were also present.
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