Under the auspices of Sarvani Sangeetha Sabha Trust, T Nagar, a thematic presentation entitled "Sri Rama Darshan" was organised for Thyagaraja Jayanthi at Raga Sudha Hall, Mylapore, Chennai on 12th May 2012.The program was conceived and conducted by Shri V L Sudarshan who is an Assistant Professor for Violin in Annamalai University.
The program commenced with a brief sketch of the thematic presentation which highlighted the importance of the sequence of krithis selected as celebrating Rama Navami. The 24 krithis presented were carefully chosen and presented with dexterity to match the 24,000 verses of Valmiki.
The presentation itself and the sequence were so well conceived to fee the presence of Lord Rama at every instance.
Sri V L Sudarshan was assisted ably and supported commedably by the vocal musicians Paramakudi Shri Ravindran, Dr K Madhumohan, Calcutta Shri V N Shankar and Kalladaikurichi Shri M Balakrishnan on the Violin, Shri C K Patanjali on the Flute, Thanjavur Shri Subramanian on the Mridangam and Shri D V Venkatasubramaniam on the Ghatam.
The idea behind the entire exercise is to bring the beauty of Saint Thyagaraja's compositions and bring awareness of the rich meaning and spirituality in his compositions.
Such thematic presentations have to be encouraged more to envisage more participation of rasikas and to acquire knowledge about the lyrical beauty and spiritual effect of the great composers of Carnatic music.
All the artistes coordinated beautifully to bring out the essence of "Sri Rama Darshan" and make a lasting impression on the minds of the rasikas and musicians who were fortunate to get the blessings of Lord Rama through this wholesome musical journey.