BHARATHI THYAGARAJA SAMMAN AWARDS

 in Bangalore on Sunday, July 12 2015  at 5.30 pm at a specially erected pandal at the Sringeri Shankar Matha premises, Chamrajpet.

Bangalore 6th July 2015:  The Sadguru Sri Thyagabrahma Aradhana Kainkarya Trust (SSTAK), which was registered in 1984 has been conducting the Vedic and religious ceremonies in memory of Saint Thyagaraja who is considered to be the greatest and most prolific composer of Carnatic music.

The Trust along with the Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharada Peetham, established by Adi Shankaracharya Himself in the 8th century, has for the first time in history, instituted the Bharathi Thyagaraja Samman awards. This is done to celebrate the contributions Saint Thyagaraja (1767-1847) made to music composition, poetry and spiritual wisdom.  
The awards will be given to maestros in the fields of classical Indian music and drama, literature, musicology, to composers and Vedic scholars.

The annual awards for Vedic scholars are being conferred for the last five years at Thiruvaiyaru where the Saint lived and is said to composed about 24,000 kritis.

All the internationally acclaimed artists are decorated with the highest National awards.
List of names of awardees for 2015 with their Padma awards…

1. Padma Vibhushana Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Vocal
2. Padma Shri Aruna Sairam, Vocal
3. Padma Vibhushana Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Santoor
4. Padma Vibhushana Prof. TN. Krishnan, Violin
5. Prof. R. Visweswaran, Veena
6. Dr. N. Ramani, Flute
7. Padma Shri  Dr. Kadri Gopalnath, Saxophone
8. Padma Vibhushana Dr. TK. Murthy, Mrudangam
9. Padma Vibhushana Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, Mrudangam
10. Smt. TR. Kamala Murthy, Harikatha
11. The Bengaluru Gayana Samaja, Institution
 12. Padma Bhushana Dr. KJ. Yesudas, Vocal
13. Padma Bhushana Smt. Sudha Ragunathan, Vocal

The event will be attended by two eminent guests of honour Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee and Padma Vibhushana Dr. Sonal Mansingh.

The award comprises a cash purse of Rs. 1,00,000/-, a gold medallion, a cermonial shawl, a citation, a memento and other paraphernaelia.

This unique felicitation ceremony which will be graced by none other than Their Holinesses Maha Sannidhanam Ananthasrivibhooshitha Bharathi Teertha Mahaswamiji and Sri Sannidham Ananathasrivibhooshitha Vidhushekhara Bharathi Mahaswamiji of the Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharada Peetham in Bangalore on Sunday, July 12 at 5.30 pm at a specially erected pandal at the Sringeri Shankar Matha premises, Chamrajpet.
The awardees have been hand-picked by the senior Swamiji himself.

Encl: A booklet on the SSTAK Trust and a history of the the Vedic Aradhana of Saint Thyagarajaswamy in Thiruvaiyaru.

BHARATHI THYAGARAJA SAMMAN AWARDS

BHARATHI THYAGARAJA SAMMAN AWARDS

BHARATHI THYAGARAJA SAMMAN AWARDS

BHARATHI THYAGARAJA SAMMAN AWARDS

BHARATHI THYAGARAJA SAMMAN AWARDS

BHARATHI THYAGARAJA SAMMAN AWARDS

BHARATHI THYAGARAJA SAMMAN AWARDS

BHARATHI THYAGARAJA SAMMAN AWARDS

BHARATHI THYAGARAJA SAMMAN AWARDS

BHARATHI THYAGARAJA SAMMAN AWARDS

BHARATHI THYAGARAJA SAMMAN AWARDS

BHARATHI THYAGARAJA SAMMAN AWARDS

BHARATHI THYAGARAJA SAMMAN AWARDS

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