The artistic rendition of music against a colorful background on the front wall
of a double-storied building in Domalguda invariably catches the eye of every
passerby. Those that are artistically inclined also stop to admire the artistic
figure of the Tanpura on each pillar of the compound wall. That is the music resort
Ragasudha, a music academy.
Indiramani, a renowned musician and in-charge of Ragasudha, believes in the 3 Ds - Discipline, Devotion, & Divinity - and says that those are the embodiment of their aim. For the last 28 years, Ragasudha has been performing Thyagaraja Aradhanas. Upcoming talent is encouraged, and this institute has produced some outstanding artists in these years.
Music is in Indramani's blood. And her family has inherited it. Her own offspring, C Padmaja, has reached a pinnacle in the field of music. And her grandson, C Sahit Kashyap, has excelled in the tabla and was recently awarded the "Ugadi Puraskar 2000" by the Madras Telugu Academy. The second grandson, C Suhit Kashyap, is good with the guitar, and is blooming into a vocalist as well.
Ragasudha has performed around 300 light and devotional music programs, and in various media like the stage, the AIR and even the tube. On the 11th of this month, Ragasudha is organizing the M S K Memorial Competitions in vocal music of Bhadrachala Ramadas Kirtanas, and will be open to juniors (not above 16 years) and seniors (not above 40).
There is no entry fee for the competitions, and if you are interested you may send in your applications, mentioning your name, age, address, phone number and the titles of three Kirtanas before March 9th to Ragasudha, 1-2-288/53, Domalguda, Hyderabad-500029.
Please contact Subramanian at 763-7382 for further details.