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 : SRI THYAGA BRAHMA GANA SABHA’s 38th ‘Isai Iyal Nataka Vizha’ was inaugurated by Sri Sir Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal and Sri Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal here today. This year’s Birudhu Vani Kala Sudhakara was conferred  by Acharya Swamigal on five veteran artistes including Sri O.S.Thyagarajan for vocal, Sri S.Varadarajan for Violin, Thiruvarur Sri Vaidhyanathan for Mrudangam, Prof. C.V.Chandrasekhar for Bharathanatyam and Sri V.Sreevathson for Theatre on the occasion. The awards is also comprise cash award of 1,00,000 each. Birudhu and cash awards were instituted by Sri P.Vijaykumar Reddy and Smt.Preetha Reddy.


Dr. V. Shankar, President, Sri Shanmukhanada Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha, Mumbai Chairman, Sri Kanchi Mahaswami Vidya Mandir, Chennai presided the function. Guests of Honur Sri. C.B.L.Narasimha Rao, General Manager Syndicate Bank, Chennai Sri.S.K.Mohapatra, General Manager, Union Bank of India, Chennai 


Mr. N.Krishnamoorthy, President of Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha said “Every year we recognize and honour the senior artistes who excel in vocal, instruments, theaters and bharatham which inspires many young artists.


This year’s Isai Iyal Nataka Vizha (2017 – 2018) has been scheduled from 9th December, 2017 to 15th January, 2018, dedicated to the memory of Sri. P. Obul Reddy & Smt. P. Gnanamba. As part of the event, there will be Music, Drama, dance and lectures. The most renowned musicians from across the country are to perform this year - Bombay Smt. Jayashri Ramnath, Sri Sanjay Subramanian, Dr.K.J.Yesudas, Trichur Brothers, Sikkil Sri C.Gurucharan, Smt.Ranjani & Smt.Gayatri, Smt.Aruna Sayeeram, Sri  Abhshek Raghuram, Smt.Visaka Hari and Dramas by Sri Crazy Mohan, Kathadi Sri Ramamoothy and  Dances by Smt.Urmila Satyanarayanan, Smt. Roja Kannan, Smt.Sheela Unnikrishnan, Smt.Srekala Bharath to name a few.

As part of the event, junior artists were given cash prizes of Rs 25,000 each. The Bharatham festival 2018 is scheduled to follow from 2nd of January till 31st of January 2018. Talented young/budding artistes will be exhibiting their talents.




SRI THYAGA BRAHMA GANA SABHA as it is otherwise called "VANIMAHAL" meaning the abode of Saraswathi is one of the oldest and most popular Sabha promotes traditional music drama and breathes new life into the art of religious discourse or "Harikatha".

SRI THYAGA BRAHMA GANA SABHA is a favorite among both rasikas and artistes who vie for opportunities to showcase their talent in the prestigious sabha. Regular music, dance and drama programs are conducted throughout the year and these are well-attended by both the members of the Sabha as well as the general public.

Vani Mahal is a landmark known to every Chennaiite. The December season pulls in even more crowds with sterling performances from all artistes. The birudhu “Vani Kala Sudhakara” is awarded to dedicated performers who have made their mark in the realms of music, dance and drama.


Dec 14, 2017
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