At 23, she is performing right with all the others here. And they are feeling just as proud. Here finally is a Hyderabadi performer in this festival.
Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha Swamy Seva Samithi (SLNSSS) is organising a musical festival from 23rd to 27th May, at the Keyes Girls High School. Carnatic vocal by Sanjay Subramanyam, T M Krishna and Alladi Aishwarya, and film music by Anooradha Sriram and Abbaswaram Ramjhi & troupe, form part of the 5-day bonanza. Today, the third day, Hyderabad-based upcoming vocalist Alladi Aishwarya will present a Carnatic vocal recital.
Aishwarya is a 23-year-old upcoming vocalist of Carnatic music, and a disciple of D Raghavachari, the senior of the famous Hyderabad Brothers duo. She learnt initially from Late Malathi Padmanabha Rao, a senior AIR and TV artiste of Hyderabad. She has passed the certificate music examinations conducted by the Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, with first class distinction.
She has won various music competitions, including the first prize in the All-India Competition Of Music And Dance held at Hyderabad in 1996, and the Kalasagaram prize for the Dikshithar Krithis Contest in 2002 and 2003. She also had the privilege to perform a 3-hour kutcheri at the Dr. V Subramanian talent promotion concert, held at the prestigious Shri Shanmukhananda Hall, Mumbai, on 15th May, 2004.
SLNSSS was formed in the year 2000, with the devotional and noble thought of reconstructing the centuries old temple of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, which is in a dilapidated and neglected state, at Nala Bazaar, R P Road, Secunderabad. The uniqueness of this temple is that Lord Narasimha Swamy is in a standing posture with the Aahwana Mudra Hastam, giving an appearance of inviting devotees for blessings.
The skeletal work of the temple has been done by the samithi, with the help of donations from devotees. Further construction activities on the Sanctum Sanctorium, Upa Sannidhis, Dwajasthambam, Gopuram and Sthapati are being started to enable the reinstallation of deities in the Maha Aalayam.
To fulfill these activities, the samithi intends to organise fund-raising cultural activities, and the music fest from 23rd to 27th May is a part of this. The donations and contributions made to the samithi will be utilised only for the construction of the Lord's temple.
The donor passes to the music fest are Rs. 500 for all the five days, or Rs. 200 and Rs. 100 per day per head. For further details, please contact A S Mohan at 98481-47344 or N T Seshadri at 93470-67467 or Sounderajan at 98483-72972.