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.

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Youth Festival 2013

Youth Festival 2013
15.02.13 - 17.02.13 04.00 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

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Nadasurabhi Annual Youth Festival of Music and Dance 2013-       A Review


Event 1:

15th February 2013- Friday


4.00 PM          Inauguration of Youth Festival followed by

                        Vocal Music by students of Parampara Centre for  

                        Carnatic Music- Ramya, Malavikka, Sai Shreyas,

                         Gayathri, Shruthi,  Bavna and Smruthi 

(Guru Vidushi Savitha Kartik)


 In the 45 minutes available the students of Smt.Savitha Kartik gave a full concert format for the programme. Starting with a Varnam and Ganesha Sthuthi the programme was followed by a sub-main song in Mayamalavagowla with brief raga alapana and swarams. After a crisp Kapi kriti, the main item Abhogi was elaborated with good ragam and swara prastharam with each one taking turns in the singing in interesting and unpredictable sequence. It was conclude with a pair of tukkadas.

1. Entho Prema  Varnam  Surutti
2. Mahaganapathe Palayashumam   Natanarayani  Dikshitar
3. Tulasidalamula     Mayamalavagowle   Thyagaraja  R, S.
4. Meevallagunadoshamemi  Kapi  Thyagaraja
5. Sreelakshmi Varaham    Abhogi  R, S.
6. Jayajagadeesha Nandakishora    Kalyani
7. Vandemataram Jaya Jaya  Ragamalikai





Event 2:

15th February 2013- Friday

5.00 PM          Kum. Priyanka C Prakash                 -  Vocal

    to                 Sri.Aditya. M.P.                                   - Violin

7.30 PM          Sri.Anirudha S Bhat                               - Mridangam

                        Sri. Raghunandan.B.S.                           - Ghatam


 For a young upcoming artist Priyanka sang with great confidence and took on heavy songs in Todi and Kalyani one after the other. Also, she took a tough Ragam Thanam pallavi with difficult sahitya and laya in Simhendramadhyamam and did fair justice to the effort. The violinist made a good impression and the percussionists were adequate.

1.Ekadantam Mahakayam  Virutham  followed by Mate Malayadhwaja  Daru Varnam   Kamach.
2. Arakimpave  Todi  (R) Neraval at saramaina divya  (S)
3. Kathaya Kathaya Madavam  Kalyani  (R) neraval at Aravinda lochanam  (S)
4. Edaiah gati enakkedaiah  Chalanata
5. Veenabheri  Abheri
6. Simhendramadhyamam   RTP  Tisra Jhampa-Misra Nadai-2kalai in gopuchcha yati ‘Jagannatha sahite, natha sahithe sahithe, hithe,the,namasthe.
Ragamalika swaram in simhendra madyamam, behaag, vaasanthi, madhuvanthi, revathi

8. Virutham – Gopala rathnam Bhuvanaika rathnam  followed by Jagadhoddharana  Kapi .
9. Kalyana Gopalam karunalavalam  Sindhu Bhairavi  Narayanateerthar Tarangam
10. Thillana
11. Mangalam  Ramachandraya


Event 3:

16th February 2013- Saturday



 4.00 PM       Vocal Music by students of  Vidushi Kalavathy Avadhoot-

                        Vanishree, Datta Prasad, Vaishnavi, Shravya, Samana,

                        Madhvaraj, Shreya and Savya


 The children who participated in this group singing programme were extremely well coordinated and perfectly trained with good sruthi and laya control. Song selection was very thoughtful as it covered a wide range of vaggeyakkaaras. Also, different thaalas were employed for each song. This added colour and beauty to the entire presentation.

1.Evvari Bhodana  Varnam  Abhogi
2. Vinayaka ninnuvina  Hamsadhwani
3. Ramachandram Bhavayami  Vasantha
4. Mamavatu Sree Saraswathi   Hindolam
5. Kalaharanamelara Hare   Sudda Saveri
6. Bhuvaneshwariya   Mohana Kalyani
7.Kalabeda  Kolabeda  Vachana  of Basavanna bhagesri
8. Oora Devara maadabekanna  Nadanamakriya  Purandaradasa



Event 4:

16th February 2013- Saturday


5.00 PM          Sri.Swarna Rethas                             -  Vocal

    To                Sri.Raghu. B.K.                                    -Violin

7.30 PM          Sri. Adamya.R.                                     -Mridangam

                        Sri.Sunaad. D                                         -Khanjira



Swarna Rethas is endowed with a good booming voice and he presented a wholesome treat during the occasion. His grip on carnatic music was well demonstarted by the range of manodharma sangeetham that he could employ effortlessley. The elaboaration of the ever green Balagopaala in Bhairavi was delightful. Interestingly, being the disciple of sanjay Subrahmanyan he hardly sang any of his guru's popular songs but chose a completely different set, thus distinguising himself and demonstarting a different dimension of the same school of music.

1. Samininne   Varnam  Sree Ragam
2.Apparamabhakthi   Pantuvarali (R) neraval at kapivari, (S)
3. Paridanamichchithe  Bilahari (R) Neraval at Rokkamichutakune  (S)
4.Saamodam Chintayami  Suddha Dhanyasi  (S)
5. Kaalai thookki  Yadukula Kambodhi
6.Padavini Sadbhaktiyu  Salagabhairavi
7. Balagopala   Bhairavi  (R) (S) at Vainika gayaka -  Tani
8. Kandu Dhanyanade  Behaag
9. Thillana  Kapi
10. Mangalam..



Event 5:

17th February 2013- Sunday



4.00 PM          Grand Bharatanatyam Programme

                        By students of Nrithyakalamandiram


Performing Dancers:

Akanksha, Aarya, Bhairavi, Manisha, Nithyashree, Samyuktha, Shree Raksha, Sunaina, Supraja, Vasudha, Vishrutha


The programme is choreographed and directed by Guru Smt B.Bhanumati.



Guru Bhanumati herself was present to guide eleven of her well chosen students to present a brilliant Bharatanatyam recital. The spectacular demonstartion of the technical nuances and the delicate Bhava and abhinaya displayed by the tiny tots left everyone exhilerated in sheer ecstasy. It was indeed a great visual and spiritual treat.



Event 6:

17th February 2013- Sunday


5.45 PM          Saints Purandara Dasa and Thyagaraja Aradhana


Group Rendering of Pillari geethas and Pancharathna Kritis. (All vidwans and vidushis and students of carnatic music who can render one or more Pancharatna kritis are requested to participate with enthusiasm and pay their tributes to the saint composers)













Entry is free for all Nadasurabhi Programmes.

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