Music concert

Date: 27th July to 30th July

Venue: Tattvaloka Hall

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No. 25/12, Shanti Enclave, Venkatakrishna Road, Mandaveli, Chennai – 600028

10th Anniversary Celebrations

VENUE: TATTVALOKA, No. 76, Eldams Road, Teynampet, Chennai – 600018.

Thursday 27th July, 2017

6:00 p.m.: Inauguration by Chief Guests
Vidushi, Smt. Seetha Rajan,
Founder Guru, Bala Brundam Sangita Gurukulam
Smt. Jaya Mahadevan, Assistant Director, Programmes, All India Radio, Chennai

6:15 p.m.: Vocal Concert
Master Ajay Parameswaran – USA (Student of Veenavaadhini) Vocal
Kumari Parur Ananthalakshmi – Violin
Sri Akshay Ram R – Mridangam

7:30 p.m.: Veena Recital
Sri Santosh Jayaram (Student of Veenavaadhini) – Veena
Sri Akshay Ram R – Mridangam
Sri K.R. Sivaramakrishna – Khanjira

Friday 28th July, 2017

Live stream video (28th July 6-9.30pm)

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5:00 p.m.: Vocal Concert: Compositions on the Avataras of Vishnu
Kumari H.R. Meenakshi & Smt. H.R. Kamakshi (Students of Veenavaadhini) – Vocal
Sri Harish Kalidas – Violin
Sri Govindarajan – Mridangam

6:00 p.m.: Veena Recital
Kumaris Jayash & Manash Ramanathan – USA (Students of Veenavaadhini) – Veena Duet
Sri Ashwin Sridharan – Mridangam
Sri G Ravichandran – Ghatam

Vidushi Smt. Revathi Sadasivam Bangalore – Veena
Sri Ashwin Sridharan – Mridangam
Sri G Ravichandran – Ghatam

Saturday 29th July, 2017 – MORNING SESSION

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Veena and Vocal Recitals by Students of Veenavaadhini
9:00 am – 10:30 am.: Waiting in the Wings
9:00 am: Kumari Maithri Murali – Veena
9:30 am: Kumari Aishwarya Mahesh – Vocal
10:00 am: Master Pranav Arcot – Vocal

10:30 am – 1.00 pm : The Aspirants
Veena: Kumari Sanjana Manikantan (USA)
Smt. Geetha Venkatrarnan & Smt. Mangala Balaji
Sri Bhavani Shankar & Sri Rangarajan
Kumari Varsha & Smt. Karthika
Kumari Aparna Shankar

Master Sabarish & Master Vishnu
Kumari Shraddha
Kumari Sanjana Sridhar
Smt. Swatha Kannan
Kumari Samyukth Maheta
Kumari Sai Shruthi & Kumari Vedavalli
Master Krishna Shankar
Smt. Gayathri Ravi
Smt. Shyamala Rajan
Smt. Prabha Devi & Kumari Gayathri
Dr. Balaji Kirushnan

Accompanying Artists:
Violin: Sri Harish Kalidas
Veena: Students of Veenavaadhini
Mridangam: By Arrangement with Guru Sri Trivandrum R Vaidyanathan

Saturday 29th July, 2017: EVENING SESSION

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Chief Guest: Sri Anantharama Sastrigal alias Sri K Mohan Guruji
Guest of Honour: Sri J. Krishnamachari, Advocate and Notary, Secretary, Vani Mahal
Special Invitee: Sri P. Sundaram, Executive Director- ICON Analytical Pvt. Ltd (Representative of FEI companies – Netherlands)
5:15 p.m.: Veenavaadhini Over The Years – A video presentation
5:30 p.m.: Launch of the VeenaJJ Mobile App
(An app for classical music enthusiasts on the move, showcasing The Veena Couple Jeyaraaj & Jaysri’s mammoth 1000 compositions and 100 raga alapanas archive.)
6:30 p.m.: GUEST CONCERT: GRAND VIOLIN RECITAL Sri R K Shriramkumar – Violin
Sri K Arunprakash – Mridangam
Sri B S Purushottaman – Khanjira

Sunday 30th July, 2017

4:30 p.m.: Veena Recital
Kumari Veena Venkatramani (Student of Veenavaadhini) Veena
Sri R. Ramkumar – Mridangam
Sri Sunil Kumar – Khanjira

6:10 p.m.: Vote of thanks

Sri N Vijay Siva – Vocal
Smt. Charumati Raghuraman – Violin
Sri Manoj Siva – Mridangam
(Note: This guest concert will not be covered live)


Veenavaadhini is an organization founded by the Veena couple Sri JT Jeyaraaj Krishnan and Smt. Jaysri Jeyaraaj Krishnan. The mission statement of Veenavaadhini is to work zealously towards the 3Ps, namely, Preservation, Propagation and Popularization of Carnatic Music, with particular emphasis on the the divine instrument Veena.
The Veenavaadhini School
The Trust has set up a school for vocal and veena music where Jeyaraaj and Jaysri share their knowledge with students of music who are as passionate about the pure traditions of Carnatic music as them.

Pilgrimage with Dikshitar

Belonging to the direct Shishya Parampara of Muthuswamy Dikshitar, the Gurus Jeyaraaj and Jaysri, along with their students at Veenavaadhini, have undertaken to visit the provenance of Muthuswamy Dikshitar’s kritis, to retrace his journey, visit the temples that he visited, and render the kritis that he composed on the various deities enshrined therein.

Muthuswamy Dikshitar Jayanthi and Aradhana Festivals

The Trust conducts Dikshitar Jayanthi and Aradhana Utsavams to commemorate the dates of Nadajyoti Muthuswamy Dikshitar’s Birth and attainment of Samadhi

Chamber Concerts

Veenavaadhini conducts chamber concerts which create a unique closeness and rapport between the musician and the music lover.

Archival of Veena Music

Veenavaadhini Sampradaya Sangit Trust proposes to create a unique archive of over 1000 compositions and 100 raga alapanas rendered by Jeyaraaj and Jaysri on the Veena. The VEENAJJ Mobile App is being launched as part of this event on the 29th July, 2017 to showcase these renditions. This huge project has been undertaken to reiterate the versatility and unlimited potential of the Veena. It is an endeavour to bring to the fore and preserve the Gayaki style of playing the Veena as imbibed by the veena couple from their Gurus A Anantharama Iyer and A Champakavalli through the unbroken lineage of vainika gayaka Muthuswami Dikshitar. Through this effort, Jeyaraaj and Jaysri pay their tribute to their revered Gurus A Anantharama Iyer and A Champakavalli, and Sangita Acharya Sri Chingleput Ranganathan.


  1. May our Gurus Ambi sir and teacher give you their blessings in abundance. Our best wishes. Sorry for not able to attend. Thanks.

  2. Great !!!!May our Gurus Ambi sir and teacher give you their blessings in abundance. Our best wishes. Sorry for not able to attend. Thanks.

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