Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival
Power of music knew no bounds, its divinity and serenity can cure any kind of illness in our soul and body. Carnatic music is top all genre. The tint of spirituality and delight can drive everyone to seventh heaven.
Thyagarajar is one of the greatest among the Carnatic music composers of South India and one among the musical prodigies of all times. His Keerthanas about gods are of delicate spirituality, full of melodic beauty and in the highest sense artistic.
In his childhood itself, he was remarkable for his liking and affection for music. He composed his first song at the age of 13. Soon he reached the supercilious summit of the musical fame and composed the grandest songs ever written and two music plays of unequalled beauty. He spent most of his time doing pooja and singing to the idols of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita, and thus his compositions were inspired and infused with Rama bhakthi. Aware of his approaching end, he took Sanyasa. On the 10th day of his Sanyasa, he merged with eternity in 1847.
Month of celebration:
This remarkable festive falls in the month of January. The 170th Aaradhana will be held between 13th to 17th January 2017 in Thiruvaiyaru.
Aradhana means to offer.Tyagaraja Aradhana is an annual Carnatic music festival usually held once in a year during January and February in Thiruvaiyaru, the birth place of the great saint Tyagarajar Many experts of Carnatic music gather here to perform music, and is watched by millions of fervent fans of Indian classical music. To pay a common homage to the saint, Five pancharatna keethanas are selected and sung by all the musicians. As a mark of respect and thanksgiving to the saint, Carnatic musicians from all over the world get together and pay their reverence to the Saint by singing the Pancharatna kritis on the Pushya Bahula Panchami – the day when he attained Samadhi. This is an integral feature of the Aradhana.