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What a fantastic show ! It was the best and a perfect beginning for Global Arts Temple USA. May 26th at SVK temple witnessed the grand opening of Global Arts Temple USA aka. Viswa Kalamandir, its first annual day. It was an Incredible show planned and organized by Smt Usha Ramachandran and mentored by her Guru, Shri K.N Shashikiran. The school performed a musical skit called “Thiagaraja Vaibhogame” and it showed the efforts that Smt Usha Ramachandran had put it and the kids mastered and perfected it very well. To top it all, the concert by Vidwan Chitravina Shri. P. Ganesh ji, was a cherry on the cake. While we were mesmerized by the concert,we were eagerly waiting for the grand Carnatic symphony by the students of Viswa Kalamandir. I am sure, I speak for everyone when I say how amazingly the kids performed and they did put up a great show. Kudos to Smt Usha Ramachandran and her team for organizing and providing us a chance to be a part of this great event. We are proud to say that we are part of Viswa Kalamandir musical family.
The annual day event organized by Global Arts Temple USA a.k.a Viswa Kala Mandir on 5/26/19 at SVK Temple was a big success and a wonderful opportunity for upcoming junior carnatic singers. The event did not solely focus on music and singing but encompassed a wide variety of programs such as Shloka recitals, essay writing, fancy dress competition and skit. The main attractions for the day was a spellbinding Chitra Veena concert by Shri Ganesh, followed by a stellar symphony conclusion by the kids. Kudos to a great start for Viswa Kalamandir and here's wishing many more successful events to follow.
We enjoyed every wink of the Sankriti day annual event that was held on Sunday. It started off with an invocation mantra to Lord Ganesha kickstarting the event followed by sloka and fancy dress competition that brought beautiful reminisce of my childhood. The musical skit that demonstrated not only the greatness of the composer Thyagaraja but a hypothetical thought of time traveling with him, and we all did time travel 250 years back and stayed there until the mesmerising concert of Chitraveena Shri P. Ganesh brought us to this era and we are truly blessed to have been a part of this concert. Not only was it seat-gripping, but was very informative as he explained beauty of the instrument and compared the instrument's nadham to human voice. Little kids could guess the song and ragam of the most difficult songs that he played, and that explains it. The mangalam of the concert was the most popular Harivarasanam in the ragam Madhyamavathi and what more could a music fanatic like me ask for? I thought that was it until I knew that there was another musical treat awaiting. It was a symphony of 9 songs by the kids and the icing on the cake was a Swarajathi in the ragam Senjurutti. I was so impressed with students and most with the teacher for making this possible. It was quite a feat.
I can't wait for the next year! Blissful experience !!