Saint Thyagaraja Aradhana/Festival – 2024
Namaste to all members, patrons, and esteemed art lovers of Shruthi Adelaide,
It gives us immense pleasure to announce the continuation of our tradition with the Annual Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival. This event holds a special place in our hearts as we come together to celebrate the profound legacy of the great composers and their timeless compositions.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming festival scheduled from 10 AM to 12.30 PM at the Shree Ganesha Temple Community Hall in Oaklands Park.
Our program this year promises to be a spectacular showcase of devotion and musical excellence, paying homage to the revered composers whose devotion has gifted us with invaluable musical treasures. The festival is not merely an event but a journey through the vibrant tapestry of classical music that has shaped our cultural heritage.
In keeping with tradition, the event will commence with a traditional ‘Uncha Vrithi’ along with a Ganapathi Keerthana, setting the auspicious tone for the festivities. You will also experience the enchanting Nagara Sankeerthana around the temple premises, featuring talented young singers and local renowned artist’s rendering melodies of various composers.
Additionally, there will be a captivating Bharatanatyam dance performance by an upcoming artist, choreographed to a kriti based on Lord Rama, adding a visual dimension to the musical extravaganza.
A highlight of the event will be the collective rendition of the Pancharatna Kritis, a cherished tradition where we unite to pay homage to Saint Thyagaraja and connect with the essence of the celestial world through these divine compositions.
We extend a warm invitation to all the patrons of Shruthi who share our enthusiasm for preserving and promoting our cultural heritage. Your participation can make a significant difference, whether through financial support to cover event expenses or by volunteering your time and efforts during the festival.
Let us come together in unity and devotion to honour the legacy of Saint Thyagaraja and revel in the splendour of classical music.
Looking forward to your gracious presence at the Annual Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival
Australia Day & Indian Republic Day – 2024
Shruthi Adelaide warmly invite you to join us in celebrating Australia Day and India’s Republic Day!
Event Schedule :
- Invocation dance in Odissi form to Lord Ganesha
- Singing the national anthems of Australia and India
- Multi-cultural performances
- Cultural talks about Aboriginal traditions
- Smoking ceremony, welcome to the country, and clapping stick by senior Kaurna man Micky Kumatpi O’Brien—engage in the tradition of the land to show respect
- Aboriginal Music demonstrations take you on a journey into the heart of the land—Didgeridoo—by the famous artist, Craig Atkins
- Stand-up comedy to make you laugh and shrug off stress
- Live band from Art for Arts Sake to tantalize you
Date: 26th Jan 2024
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Venue: Klemzig Community Hall
The program aims to explore the theme of ‘Prakriti (nature) and its
connection to sustainability’. Packed with captivating performances, it
presents the concept of Prakriti as explained in the scriptures,
promoting a sense of social responsibility and harmony with nature.
Acknowledging the divinity present in everything, the program
showcases the key elements of Prakriti (Space, Air, Fire, Water,
Earth), and the life cycle of creation, sustenance, and dissolution. It
presents how the life cycle is intricately linked to the cosmic cycle.
Highlights the interconnectedness of all beings.
It presents the message that fulfilling prescribed duties as dharma,
respecting the laws of nature, and caring for the environment,
including plants, forests, animals, and the entire ecosystem enables
social and environmental harmony.