Nadasurabhi Cultural Association located in Koramangala, Bangalore is in the forefront of promoting Classical Carnatic Music. Nadasurabhi conducts the highest quality music concerts every month and a week-long Annual Festival in November, free of charge to all rasikas. Our other events include a youth festival, Thyagaraja and Purandaradasa Aradhana, and music competitions for children.

EMail Print

Vocal concert of Mahadevan Sankaranarayanan on 18th June 2017

18.06.17 04.15 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

Click photo to enlarge


Grand Vocal Concert

Vidwan Mahadevan Sankaranarayanan        -Vocal

         Vidwan B.Raghuram                                      - Violin

Vidwan S. Ashok                                    - Mridangam

         Vidwan Phanindra Bhaskara                      - Ghatam


Song List:


1.  Sri Ganapathiyai tune seydu                       Nattai (S)

2.  Rara maayintidaaga                                     Asaveri (S)

3.  Eepariya sobagava                                      Ragamalikai

4.  Aadi Shankarar potruvom                           Purvikalyani (R,S)

5.  Sriranganathaya                                           Dhanyasi

6.  Vidajaladura                                                Janaranjani (R,S)

7.  Koluvai                                                        Bhairavi (R,N,S)

8.  RTP                                                              Behag – Khanda triputa,

    (Sucharite sugeethe sulalithe sunaada vedamaathe – ragamalika swarams in Shan-          

      Mukhapriya, Mohanam, Sindhubhairavi)

9. Chaliye gunjan                                              Brindavana Saranga

10. Eppovaruvaro                                               Jonpuri

11. Sree Kamalambike                                       Sri

12. Pavamana  (mangalam)


As part of the monthly programme, Nadasurabhi had arranged a vocal concert by Vidwan Mahadevan Sankaranarayan, an upcoming artist from Chennai.  Having been under the tutelage of his father, Sangitha Kalanidhi, Padmabhushan Vidwan T.V. Sankaranatayan right from a very young age, Vidwan Mahadevan has thoroughly imbibed the style of Madurai Mani Iyer school style.  Mahadevan is endowed with a rich, powerful voice which he utilised very well.  He has rich manodharma.  His maturity in treatment of ragas and professionalism in handling of swars exhibited through out, was remarkable.  He started with a rare composition of Nilakanta Sivan in Nattai – Sri Ganapathiyai….and embellished it with appealing swaras at pallavi.  Rara maa intidaga had beautiful sangathis and was followed by a flawless set of swara prasthara.  Eepariya sobagava of Purandaradasa was rendered in a comfortable pace, with lot of ‘bhavam’, as if to enhance the ‘sobhagu’ of the God and the composition itself!  The song ‘Adi Sankarar potruvom’ in Purvikalyani is composed by Periyasami Thooran which is beautifully set to music by Vidwan T.V. Sankaranarayan.  Mahadevan gave a rich account of the ragam with rare sancharas and daatu prayogams.  With a neat presentation of the song, the spell binding swaras that followed were highly admirable.  After a crisp Dhanyasi composition of Dikshitar, Janaranjani raga and the composition Vidajaladura came with full energy with tricky swara combinations which the violinist handled with all competence. Bhairavi ragam was classic, for ‘Koluvai’ of St.Thyagaraja, with neraval and swaram at ‘manasu ranjilla’.  Once again the well calculated swara combinations were tasteful.    The control on sruthi, speed, kalapramanam, along with the beautiful combinations and patterns of swaras were most cherishable.  The charm of the “Madurai Mani School” was witnessed and relished all along.  A quick RTP in Behag was well received by the audience.  ‘Kalpana swaras’ in shanmukhapriya, mohanam and sindhubhairavi came with lot of ease.  Chaliye kunjan, Eppo varuvaro were spirited.  A  Dikshitar’s kriti in Sri raga – Sri Kamalambike and the ususal ‘Pavamana..’ marked the end of the concert.

The support by the accompanying artists was highly commendable.  Violinist Vidwan B. Raghuram is known for his perfect following and fine bowing.  In this concert his response to the main artist was exceptional.  The challenges were well handled.  So too were the percussionists, playing with all energy and spirit. They had good co-ordination with each other and also with the vocal and violin artists.  Their tani avartanam was also very good and balanced.  On the whole there was a perfect understanding on the stage, with all the artists participating vibrantly.  It was well attended and highly satisfying to all those who attended.

MAHADEVAN SANKARANARAYANAN belongs to an illustrious family of Carnatic Classical Musicians. He is the son and disciple of Sangita Kalanidhi Padma Bhushan Shri. T V Sankaranarayanan the world renowned Carnatic Vocalist and is the grand nephew of the legendary Sangita Kalanidhi Ganakaladhara Shri. Madurai Mani Iyer.

Mahadevan with an innate gift of fine music has grown up in an environment filled with music from childhood. He has had formal training under his father Shri. TVS and mother Smt. Vijayalakshmi, a brilliant musician herself.

Mahadevan has been regularly giving able vocal support to his father all over India and has earned praiseworthy reviews lauding his outstanding talent on stage. He accompanied Shri TVS on a two month tour of the USA and Canada giving able vocal support and earning rave reviews. After debuting at Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai, he has started performing his own concerts all over India and abroad. Mahadevan is a creative and versatile singer imbibing the best of tradition with freshness and modernity. He sings with effervescence and grip over raga and laya. He is also a gifted composer with many compositions to his credit.

He has won several awards and prizes from prestigious institutions. He has received the prestigious ‘Yuva Kala Bharati’ for Carnatic Vocal from Bharat Kalachar, Chennai. He has awards from Krishna Gana Sabha, Tyaga Brahma Gana Sabha and Parthasarathy Swami Sabha,Chennai.

A graduate in Commerce and MBA in Finance, Mahadevan is currently pursuing his Masters in Music along with his profession as a performing musician. He is a B High graded artiste of the All India Radio and Doordarshan.

Entry is free for all Nadasurabhi Programmes.

Donations to Nadasurabhi are entitled for exemption under Section 80G of I.T.Act.