Monday was a really big evening at the aradhana.
The crowd was so massive that many chose to move out only after 11 p.m.
Though it was a working day, people seem to have to come in by the hundreds for the big line-up of concerts - Mandolin Srinivas with Aridwaramangalam Palanivel, Sudha Ragunathan and K J Yesudoss.
The nadaswaram brigade was all around the stage when Palanivel launched the recital; in a high voltage show the team was indeed the main attraction of the aradhana.
Sudha though kept it simple and straight and it needed a team of cadets and police to escort Yesudoss out of his car, to the saniddhi and then backstage.
He still has legions of fans. In the crowd stood schoolgirls Harshini and Bharathi; one with a book to get autographs and the other with a smartphone to capture the artistes.
Yesudoss also kept it simple and straight ( Ganesh Kumaresh, the violinists duo though gave theirs a dash of fusion) but the concert went on and on.
When the nadaswaram began, as per tradition it was close to 11 p.m. on Monday.