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Date: Thu Apr 13 2000 - 17:26:58 PDT

Sri Ramaajayam 
SrimathE GopAla DEsikAya MahA DEsikAya Namaha

Dear Bhagavathaas,
                  It would be the greatest pleasure of Adiyen to invite the Bhagavathaas 
in the Bay Area to join us on our Grand SRI RAAMA NAVAMI Celebrations on 23rd April 2000
(actual TN on April 13th).  

Please find the details below 
Event: Sri Raama Navami and Tamizh New Year(Smt.Mysore Nagamani Srinath Concert) 
Venue: Smt.Rama & Sri.M.J.Narasimha 
14099 Elvira St, Saratoga, CA 95070 
2pm - 6pm 
1.Acharya Thaniyangal, Thirupalliezhuchi, Amalaanthipiraan, Thiruppaavai - 45 min 
2.Thaligai Samarpanam & Satthumurai - 15 min 
3.Introduction to Smt.Nagamani and other artistes by Smt.Subha Srivatsan - 20 min 
4.Performance on "Panniru Azhvaar on Sri Raama" & Mangalam - By Smt.Nagamani's troupe -2.5 hrs 
5.Vote of Thanks to the Artistes and Bhagavathaas - 10 min 

We have been blessed to hear/speak Sri Raamas(Thayaar and Sahas included) name for many thousands of years in the past(and no more to come since we will not have a rebirth  after hearing his name and associating ourself with an Acharya).   To continue the tradition of  celebrating his TN, not only at our homes, but with a larger Sri Vaishnava Community, we have amidst us Smt.Mysore Nagamani Srinath and her talented accompaniments, performing Songs in Sri Ramanuja Pantha. 

About the Artistes 
Vocalist - Smt.Mysore Nagamani Srinath is a great composer(200 compositions composed in Sanskrit,
Kannada, Telugu and Tamizh), director, teacher(HOD of music at Maharani College, Mysore) and most importantly a well qualified Sri Vaishnava music scholar who has won many accolades(Best Musician thrice at Music Academy, Madras, Telugu academy, Cyberabad, named Ganasaraswathi by VP of India and many more to add).  She has been under the tutelage of Sri.Arakere Narayana Rao, Sri Ramaratnam,
Sri.T.M.Tyagarajan, Sri.D.K.Jayaraman, Sri.K.V.Narayaswamy, Sri.T.N.Krishnan, Vidushi Brinda, Vidushi Muktha, Smt.Gowri Kuppuswamy and Sri.R.Visweswaran.  She is going to perform songs in Sri Vaishnava Sampradaya, which will be rare and melodious a treat.

Smt.Nagamani is accompanied by, 
Smt.Kalpana Venkat(Kishore) on the Violin, who was bestowed with great Violinists like Kalaimamani T.Rukmani, Smt.Prema Hariharan, Sundaresan, Sethalapathy Balasubramaniam and Pallavi Venkatrama Iyer, as Gurus.   She is Yuva Kala Bhrathi winner of 1993, Music Academy best in 1994/5, Grade 'A' artiste at the All India Radio.  BTW she is a resident of Cleveland, Ohio.

Melakaveri Sri.K.Balaji on the Mridangam, who has Music and Instruments in his ancestry too(Mridangam and Ganjira).  He has been under his guru and his father Melakaveri Krishnamurthy and has accompanied Maestros Sri.M.Balamurali Krishna, Sri.T.V.Sankaranarayanan, Lalgudi Sri.G.Jayaraman, G.J.R.Krishnan, Sri.T.N.Krishnan, Sri.M.S.G, Dr.N.Ramani to name a few. 

Udupi Sri.Shreedhar on the Ghatam, is an eminent disciple of Sri.Kalaimaamani K.M.Vaidyanathan and has been accompanying Maestros in South Indian Classical Music for over 25 years in India and abroad. 

Sri.A.S.Krishnan on the Muharsing, learnt Muharsing from his father and Guru Sri.A.K.Sundaram and another expert Mannarkudi Sri.A.Easwaran 

Please RSVP.   Also Adiyen request voluntary contributions from 18 Bhagavathaas atleast $25 to finance
this concert(more the better in case we fall short of the 20 to make our $500), please let me know ASAP.   


Adiyen Sri Raamanuja Daasan, 

Sudarsana Dasosmi 

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