Sri Gurubhyo Namah ! Sri Sita Ramabhyam Namah !

With Sitamma Vari blessings and Lord Sri Ramachandra’s grace, all your best wishes and support, yesterday’s Inaugural Bhadrachala Ramadasu Jayanthi went very well!

Even now, our hearts and souls are still ringing to the melody and sheer joy that you created and shared by your participation, performance and presentation. Thank you – words are but a mere indicator of the magic you allowed us all to share.

Over 175 participants took part in this event with a wide variety of Ramadasu keertanas in various ragas – both Vocal rendition and dances. The event commenced with the group rendition of five Navaratna keertanas of Sri Ramadasu
Adigo Bhadradri
Sri Rama Namame
Paluke Bangaramayena
Taraka manthramu
Thakkuvedi manaku

Several teachers and students rendered the keertanas accompanied by various musicians on Violin, Veena, Sitar and Mridangam.

This was followed by 20 groups rendering various Ramadasu keertanas and a mini concert by Smt Vemuri Vijayalalitha , Siddharth Ashokkumar on violin and Sri Prakash Rao on mridangam.

Various dance performances to Ramadasa keertanas by Siddhendra Kuchipudi Academy, Kalanjali School of Dance and Nritya Madhavi School of Dance mesmerized the audience with their wonderful abhinayam and nrityam. Kudos to all teachers who taught these new dance items in such a short period of time and to the participants for presenting them so gracefully.

We thank all the teachers, participants for your support, preparing and participating in the event in a short period of time.

We thank you for being prompt and for staying through most of the program inspite of the worsening weather conditions. Thanks to all Annadaatha’s and volunteers who worked incessantly behind the scenes !

Our heartful thanks to all who donated towards the event that helped us cover the costs for the event !

Thanks to TV5 for covering the event, Alkesh ji for par excellence printing of the brochures.

We look forward to your continued support and participation fore the next year’s Ramadasu Jayanthi !

Usha & Mani Akella


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Music is the most liberating experience for the soul !!!


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