Thanks to Smt Shyamala Subramanian for details and the invitation….
I have known Sri Rajesh Vaidhya as one of the finest musicians, prodigies in music and devoted to Mahaperiyava.
He may have performed all over the world, but his 1995 concert at Kanchipuram is what he holds close to his heart. “Ghatam maestro Vikku Vinayakaram, who is a relative, took me to the holy city and I got a chance to perform on Periyava’s birthday. In fact, Vikku mama accompanied me on the ghatam. It was an unforgettable experience.”
Although I know that he is devoted to Periyava, only recently, someone told me that Mahaperiyava is everything to him and his family. I have come to know (just my ignorance) that he has been doing anusham chamber concerts for the past 11 years with so much sraddhai.. The veedhi purappadu, mandapa pravesam and upacharam etc are the highlights of this event…Due to the recent flood in Chennai, he was not able to host for the past 2 years. From 2017 this event is being resumed. We pray Mahaperiyava along with the organizers to bless this event and keep this going for several decades.
Here is the invitation. Beautiful 3 day program has been put together by the organizers.
All are welcome.
Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara!
Like many of you, I am also a big fan of Sri Rajesh. This following song is my favorite: