14th Fine Arts Festival − 2008
Mudhra’s 14th Fine Arts Festival was inaugurated by Prof. S. Ramachandran, Vice−Chancellor, University of Madras − presided by Dr. Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetti President, Mudhra Award of Excellence presented to Madurai Shri T.N.Seshagopalan (Outstanding Musician, Teacher, Composer & Harikatha exponent). Highlights : 12 Vocal concerts, 2 Vocal Duets, 4 Violin Duets, 1 Bhajan, 3 Jugalbandis, 4 dramas, 16 Bharatanatyam, 1 Namasankeerthanam, 1 Lecture Demonstration, 12 Talent promotion Concert, 1 Mega quiz, 1 Music Ensemble, 1 Veena, 1 Music appreciation programme, 1 Saxophone concerts, one Raga one kriti concert & 4 hour concert.
 
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Nadaswaram by Thirumazhisai Sadasivam & Party Mudhra Bhaskar and Radha Bhaskar receiving Prof.Trichy Sankaran Receiving Dr.Nalli, Mudhra’s president and Kalaimamani Yoga photographer
Nadaswaram by Thirumazhisai Sadasivam & Party Mudhra Bhaskar and Radha Bhaskar receiving Prof.Trichy Sankaran Receiving Dr.Nalli, Mudhra’s president and Kalaimamani Yoga photographer
     
Dr.Nalli & Prof. Trichy Sankaran Mudhra’s President and Vice President with Thiru.Rm.Veerappan Padmasthananda Maharaj, Secretary,Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama with Dr. Nalli
Dr.Nalli & Prof. Trichy Sankaran Mudhra’s President and Vice President with Thiru.Rm.Veerappan Padmasthananda Maharaj, Secretary,Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama with Dr. Nalli
     
Secretary and Treasurer listening to President’s suggestions Office bearers of Mudhra waiting to receive the chief guest. Receiving the Chief Guest Vice chancellor Prof.Ramachandran
Secretary and Treasurer listening to President’s suggestions Office bearers of Mudhra waiting to receive the chief guest. Receiving the Chief Guest Vice chancellor Prof.Ramachandran
     
Nalli, Ramachandran and Mudhra Bhaskar ARS & TV Varadarajan Vani & Jairam
Nalli, Ramachandran and Mudhra Bhaskar ARS & TV Varadarajan Vani & Jairam
     
Welcoming  T.N.Seshagopalan on stage Dignitaries on the dias Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ramachandran with Dr.Nalli
Welcoming T.N.Seshagopalan on stage Dignitaries on the dias Vice−Chancellor Prof. Ramachandran with Dr.Nalli
     
Mudhra Bhaskar on his secretary’s report Inauguration by Vice Chancellor, University of Madras Seshagopalan and Mudhra Bhaskar
Mudhra Bhaskar on his secretary’s report Inauguration by Vice Chancellor, University of Madras Seshagopalan and Mudhra Bhaskar
     
Radha welcoming the gathering Nalli honouring Ramachandran Inaugural address by Mr.Ramachandran
Radha welcoming the gathering Nalli honouring Ramachandran Inaugural address by Mr.Ramachandran
     
Mudhra Award of Excellence presented to Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan Standing ovation to Madurai T.N.Sesagopalan Mudhra Bhaskar Honouring Dr.Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti
Mudhra Award of Excellence presented to Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan Standing ovation to Madurai T.N.Sesagopalan Mudhra Bhaskar Honouring Dr.Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti
     
Nalli delivering the presidential address Vice-Chancellor Prof.Ramachandran, Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan & Trichy Sankaran A.Natarajan
Nalli delivering the presidential address Vice−Chancellor Prof.Ramachandran, Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan & Trichy Sankaran A.Natarajan
     
Trichy Sankaran felicitates TNS Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan Dr.Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti
Trichy Sankaran felicitates TNS Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan Dr.Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti
     
A.Natarajan Mudhra Bhaskar Vani Jairam
A.Natarajan Mudhra Bhaskar Vani Jairam
     
T.N.Seshagopalan’s reply after receiving Mudhra Award of Excellence Vote of thanks by Mudhra Bhaskar Mysore Nagaraj & Manjunath- Mannargudi Easwaran − V.Suresh
T.N.Seshagopalan’s reply after receiving Mudhra Award of Excellence Vote of thanks by Mudhra Bhaskar Mysore Nagaraj & Manjunath− Mannargudi Easwaran − V.Suresh
     
Audience Audience Nagaraj & Manjunath
Audience Audience Nagaraj & Manjunath
     
R.Suryaprakash-M.R.Gopinath- Srimushnam Raja Rao-S.V.Ramani Ranjani − Sriranjani a programme on music appreciation through film songs Violin Trio by V.V.Subramaniam, V.V.S.Murari, V.V.Ravi − Tiruvarur Bakthavatsalam and Thirupanithura Radhakrishnan
R.Suryaprakash−M.R.Gopinath− Srimushnam Raja Rao−S.V.Ramani Ranjani − Sriranjani a programme on music appreciation through film songs Violin Trio by V.V.Subramaniam, V.V.S.Murari, V.V.Ravi − Tiruvarur Bakthavatsalam and Thirupanithura Radhakrishnan
     
Thiruvarur Bakthavathsalm accompanying VVS VVS, Murari, & Ravi Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan, V.L.Kumar, B.Harikumar and Sree Sundarkumar
Thiruvarur Bakthavathsalm accompanying VVS VVS, Murari, & Ravi Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan, V.L.Kumar, B.Harikumar and Sree Sundarkumar
     
Udayalur Kalyanaraman − Namasankeerthanam Kalyanaraman, Briga Balu and Babu Rajasekar Audience
Udayalur Kalyanaraman − Namasankeerthanam Kalyanaraman, Briga Balu and Babu Rajasekar Audience
     
Audience Sanjay-S.Varadarajan-Guruvayur Dorai-Bangalore Rajasekar Sowmya-R.K.Sriram Kumar-Neyveli Narayanan-Anirudh Athreya
Audience Sanjay−S.Varadarajan−Guruvayur Dorai−Bangalore Rajasekar Sowmya−R.K.Sriram Kumar−Neyveli Narayanan−Anirudh Athreya
     
A special thematic programme 
“Saptharathnangal” − a tribute to seven salient composers of Karnatic Music. Concept and presentation − Dr.Radha Bhaskar, Participants − Sreyas Narayanan, R.Suryaprakash, Mohan Santhanam, Prarthana Sai Narasimhan, Vidya Kalyanaraman and Vasuda Ravi with Kovai Chandran, Mudhra Bhaskar & H.Sivaramakrishnan Light Classical Jugalbandi by K.L.Sreeram Veena by Rajesh Vaidhya
A special thematic programme “Saptharathnangal” − a tribute to seven salient composers of Karnatic Music. Concept and presentation − Dr.Radha Bhaskar, Participants − Sreyas Narayanan, R.Suryaprakash, Mohan Santhanam, Prarthana Sai Narasimhan, Vidya Kalyanaraman and Vasuda Ravi with Kovai Chandran, Mudhra Bhaskar & H.Sivaramakrishnan Light Classical Jugalbandi by K.L.Sreeram Veena by Rajesh Vaidhya
     
Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi & J.Vaidhyanathan Praveen Godkindi and Udayaraj Karpur Audience
Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi & J.Vaidhyanathan Praveen Godkindi and Udayaraj Karpur Audience
     
N.Balasubramaniamof T.S.Mahalingam and sons Sponsored prizes for quiz Participants- Team C Participants- Team D
N.Balasubramaniamof T.S.Mahalingam and sons Sponsored prizes for quiz Participants− Team C Participants− Team D
     
Participants-Team A Participants-Team B first prize winners
Participants−Team A Participants−Team B first prize winners
     
Second prize winners Third prize winners Quiz masters: Subramaniam, Roja Kannan & Radha Bhaskar
Second prize winners Third prize winners Quiz masters: Subramaniam, Roja Kannan & Radha Bhaskar
     
Mudhra Bhaskar’s Naada laya tharangini CD release function O.S.Thiagarajan-Chandramouli-Patri Satishkumar-V.Suresh Audience
Mudhra Bhaskar’s Naada laya tharangini CD release function O.S.Thiagarajan−Chandramouli−Patri Satishkumar−V.Suresh Audience
     
Kadri Gopalnath- A.Kanyakumari-Patri Satish Kumar-B.S.Purushothaman- Rajasekar Talent Promotion concert : One Raga One Kriti by G.ABILASH − M.Rajeev − Thalaignayiru S.Harishkumar Talent Promotion concert : Compositions of Thyagaraja by HYDERABAD N.SUBBULAKSHMI − U.N.Niranjan − R.Sankaranarayanan
Kadri Gopalnath− A.Kanyakumari−Patri Satish Kumar−B.S.Purushothaman− Rajasekar Talent Promotion concert : One Raga One Kriti by G.ABILASH − M.Rajeev − Thalaignayiru S.Harishkumar Talent Promotion concert : Compositions of Thyagaraja by HYDERABAD N.SUBBULAKSHMI − U.N.Niranjan − R.Sankaranarayanan
     
Talent Promotion concert : Krishna Ganamrutham by SRIRAJANI SANTHANAGOPALAN − Arunachala Karthick − Rajna Swaminathan Talent Promotion concert : Compositions of Oothukkadu Venkatakavi & Narayana Theerthar by B.SUCHITRA − Karaikal Venkatasubramaniam − Akshay Ram Talent Promotion concert : Compositions of Lord Muruga  by ADITYA VENKATESH − Anayampatti Venkatasubramaniam − Rishikesh Tirumalai
Talent Promotion concert : Krishna Ganamrutham by SRIRAJANI SANTHANAGOPALAN − Arunachala Karthick − Rajna Swaminathan Talent Promotion concert : Compositions of Oothukkadu Venkatakavi & Narayana Theerthar by B.SUCHITRA − Karaikal Venkatasubramaniam − Akshay Ram Talent Promotion concert : Compositions of Lord Muruga by ADITYA VENKATESH − Anayampatti Venkatasubramaniam − Rishikesh Tirumalai
     
O.S.ARUN (Bhajans) -  M.R.Gopinath − A.V.Manikandan − Ganapathy  − Kalaiselvan O.S.Arun Audience
O.S.ARUN (Bhajans) − M.R.Gopinath − A.V.Manikandan − Ganapathy − Kalaiselvan O.S.Arun Audience
     
Compositions of Tamil Trinity by KASHYAP MAHESH − K.Raghul − Thalaignayiru S.Harishkumar Thyagaraja Kritis on Music by AISHWARYA VIDYA RAGHUNATH − Aditi Krishnaprakash − K.S.Ramana Ragam Tanam Pallavi by VIDYA KALYANARAMAN − Parur M.S.Anantharaman − Kumbokanam Swaminathan
Compositions of Tamil Trinity by KASHYAP MAHESH − K.Raghul − Thalaignayiru S.Harishkumar Thyagaraja Kritis on Music by AISHWARYA VIDYA RAGHUNATH − Aditi Krishnaprakash − K.S.Ramana Ragam Tanam Pallavi by VIDYA KALYANARAMAN − Parur M.S.Anantharaman − Kumbokanam Swaminathan
     
Compositions of Gopalakrishna Bharathi by N.C.BADRINARAYANAN − M. Vijay − N.C.Bharadwaj Various Composers on Lord Siva  by KARTHIKA & KEERTHANA − Bombay V.Anand − Srivanchyam Sriram Rare Sanskrit Compositions of Various Composers by VRINDA ACHARYA − C.N. Srinivasamurthy − J.Arivind
Compositions of Gopalakrishna Bharathi by N.C.BADRINARAYANAN − M. Vijay − N.C.Bharadwaj Various Composers on Lord Siva by KARTHIKA & KEERTHANA − Bombay V.Anand − Srivanchyam Sriram Rare Sanskrit Compositions of Various Composers by VRINDA ACHARYA − C.N. Srinivasamurthy − J.Arivind
     
APARNA BALAJI − Melakkaveri Thiagarajan −Mayavaram Muralidharan Meenakshi Chittaranjan One raga one Kriti & Tukkadas by T.M.Krishna − R.K.shriram Kumar- B.Harikumar − T.V.Vasan
APARNA BALAJI − Melakkaveri Thiagarajan −Mayavaram Muralidharan Meenakshi Chittaranjan One raga one Kriti & Tukkadas by T.M.Krishna − R.K.shriram Kumar− B.Harikumar − T.V.Vasan
     
Audience Audience Audience
Audience Audience Audience
     
Audience Four hour concert by Nithyasree Mahadevan −b.Raghavendra Rao − Patri Satish Kumar − H.Sivaramakrishnan − A.S.Krishnan Nithyashree
Audience Four hour concert by Nithyasree Mahadevan −b.Raghavendra Rao − Patri Satish Kumar − H.Sivaramakrishnan − A.S.Krishnan Nithyashree
     
Hall packed audience    
Hall packed audience