Friday, December 18, 2009

Thyagaraja Aradhana - Carnatic Music Festival

One of the most important "Music Festival in South India" is "Thyagaraja Aradhana". It is held every year in, "Thiruvaiyaru in TamilNadu" on the banks of the river "Cauvery". It is the place where the great music composer lived and attained samadhi. On behalf of this, every year many carnatic singers and musicians gather from all over the country at Thiruvaiyaru and sings "Pancharatna kritis" on Bahula Panchami. Thyagaraja Aradhana will be held during the month of January or February every year. The date for "Thyagaraja Aradhana 2010" is January 5. This festival is observed on the fifth day during the Krishna paksha or waning phase of moon. Find lots of music in music torrents.

About Thyagaraja

He was born on 1767 in Thiruvaiyaru. Thygaraja was an eminent composer in classical music, poet and a philosopher. He knows Sanskrit and Astrology and well versed in his mother tongue Telugu. He composed Kirtis by using about 200 Ragas. He composed about 1,800 Kritis.. He was beleived to have attained Mukthi in January 1847. He is an inspirations for all singers and composers, musicians.

Getting to Thiruvaiyaru

Air - The nearest Airport is Trichy. You can take bus from there to Thiruvaiyaru which is nearly 72Kms away.

Rail - The nearest railway station is Thanjavur. There are trains from Maduari and Chennai which runs through Thanjavur and can take bus from there.

Roadways - There are direct buses from Thanjavur to Thiruvaiyaru

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