Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The Sesquicentennial in America


The ‘Pandit Srimadajjada Adibhatla Narayana Das Sesquicentennial’ is being celebrated in many places in India. In the US too it was celebrated in  Sri Mahalakshmi  Temple, Delaware on April 19, 2014. It was marked as a part of the local Telugu community’s Telugu Ugaadi celebrations.

The following leading members of the Telugu community actively supported the celebration: Sri Patibanda Sharma, President of the Temple committee; Sri Bal Reddy and Sri Saripalli Sharma who spoke about Pandit Narayana Das and his literature. 

Participants in the concert: Rama Devi Surampudi, Sunitha Varma, Sobha Nagendra Kumar Ayalasomayajula (Lecturer),
Usha Kuppa, Geetha Pamulapati, Pavana Mamidala, Sujatha Vijaya Kumar & Sruthi Medisetti
Here are some keetanas from the concert:


Keertana: 'Nikhilasrita Sukhadaayaka': Harikatha: Bhakta Markandeya. Ragam: Bhupala; Talam: Rupaka


Keertana: 'Sarada Sadaa': Harikatha: Harikathaamrutam Ragam: Khamach. Talam: Rupaka


Keertana: 'Saami Raavademi Rayo': Harikatha: Rukmini Kalyanam