Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Pandal getting ready at Thyagaraja's samadhi

The plain riverbed alongside River Cauvery will see hundreds of musicians and thousands of music lovers in two days from now. The five-day aradhana  begins at the samadhi of Saint Thyagaraja on Jan. 17.

The pandal enclosing the two stages facing the samadhi of Thyagaraja is getting ready for the once-a-year grand event. Also erected are the stalls for the businesses and organisations that pop up during the aradhana in this space.

On the Pongal day, the work was going on in full swing. The audio equipments have arrived at the pandal. Colourful Thanjavur style arch welcomes you as you enter the samadhi through the small lane from the main road.

A few yards away from the samadhi, a Tamil music festival is on for three days from Pongal. Blaring loudspeakers lined up on one side of the road indicate the music will flow for a week more!

The small town is ready to welcome loads of guests. But, Cauvery is just a streak of water now.

Here are the first pictures from the spot -



1 comment:

  1. Recall a year when a canal into thillasthanam was almost overflowing