Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha Swami Seva Samithi (SLNSSS) is organising a musical festival from 28th May to 1st June, at the Keyes Girls High School. Carnatic vocal concerts by Dr. Mangalampalli Bala Murali Krishna, Gayatri Sankaran, Gayatri Venkataraghavan and Vasundhara Rajagopalan, and a violin trio concert by Dr. M S Anantharaman, M A Sundareswaran and M A Krishnaswamy, form part of the 5-day bonanza.
Today, the 5th and final day, renowned violinists Dr. M S Anantharaman, M A Sundareswaran and M A Krishnaswamy will present a Carnatic violin trio recital.
M S Anantharaman and M S Gopalakrishnan are brothers who have been into classical music from their childhood. A few hours with M S Anantharaman will enable you catch a glimpse of his musical odyssey, which spans a mind-boggling seven decades. "The violin was thrust on me," declares Anantharaman.
He entered the musical arena when he was barely 7, and earned his stripes by practising nearly 8 hours a day. As a result, he made rapid strides and established himself as a front-ranking musician. He is credited with starting the Thyagaraja Vidwat Samajam in Mylapore, and has toured throughout the world.
Anantharaman broadened his horizons by learning Hindustani music, too, and built an incredible repertoire thanks to a desire to give rasikas something fresh each time. His teaching stint at the Tamilnadu Music College was immensely beneficial to students, as he bridged the gap between tradition and modernity. He regaled audiences through AIR and Doordarshan, too. He has been expectedly heaped upon with various awards.
His equally talented sons M A Sundareswaran and M A Krishnaswamy have imbibed his flawless techniques, which will be on full display tonite.
SLNSSS was formed in 2000, to reconstruct the centuries old temple of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, which was 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 here 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 sanctorum, 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 entry is free. For further details, please contact A S Mohan at 98481-47344 or N T Seshadri at 93470-67467 or Sounderajan at 98483-72972.