On the occasion of the Devi Navratris from 12th to 21st October, the Sringeri Shankar Math at Nallakunta is presenting a Carnatic vocal recital by the talented D V Mohana Krishna, on 18th October. With Nemani Somayajulu on the mridangam and B S Narayanan on the violin for instrumental support, Mohana Krishna will start the recital with a Oggirala Veera Raghava Sarma's Sri Gayathri Devi Sanathani in Valaji ragam, followed by Dr. Mangalampally's Vasamani Atisaya Mahima in Dharmavati ragam, G N Balasubrahmanyam's Sadaa Palaya in Mohana ragam and a couple of other Devi keertanas.
Mohana Krishna is a a blind vocalist and a prime disciple of Dr. Mangalampally Bala Muralikrishna. He has done his Diploma in Music from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He has composed about 6 audio CDs of Annamachara Keerthanas. He has travelled extensively in India and abroad, giving countless performances and drawing huge applause from audiences, the world over.
He has been conferred upon various awards like Gaana Sudhanidhi and Lalitha Sangeeta Visaradha. He is now into teaching music at his own institute, Raaga Vardhani, established in Nallakunta about 4 years back.
With a husky voice, emotional gestures and effortless streams of swaras characterising his recitals, Mohana Krishna's mode of drawl in singing strikes deep into the hearts of the listeners. He is a staff artist at the All-India Radio, Hyderabad. He gained mastery over all the 72 Melakartas (scales) and 35 Talas (rhythms), both in Carnatic and in light classical music, apart from proficiency in rendering the compositions of the legendary music trinity, Shyama Sastry, Thyagaraja and Muthuswamy Dikshitar. He also excels in singing his guru's compositions, and has almost 1,000 compositions at his fingertips.
Please contact the venue at 2766-7783 for further details.