Lakshmi Arangetram at Ravindra Bharathi
Ravindra Bharathi saw an evening of music, dance, intricate mudras navarasas, hard work and devotion on 27th feb with the Arangetram of Kum K.Rashimitha and Kum K.A.Lakshmi. Under the able guidance of their guru “Natayakala Saraswathi”,Durgabai Deshmukh awardee, smt. Chitra Narayanan, the duo left the audience spell bound. They started their performance with pushpanjali The varnam Simhavahini in SriRanjani extolling the greatness of the three devis , the second half of which decribes the mother as Nataraja Manohari and Omkararupini was performed with grace .
Chandra Chooda a Purandara Dasa krithi depicting Kamadahana and Gangodhbava was performed aesthetically. Kum.Rashmitha performed an Annamacharya Keerthana Indariki abhayammu in raga Kuranji characterizing the Dasavatharas. Kum.Lakshmi too performed an Annamacharya Keerthana Annimanthramulu in raga Amrithavarshini portraying Bhaktha Prahladha. The two novices through these keertanas exhibited their prowess. The thillana in Vasantha extolling the greatness of Ramabhaktha Hanuman saw intricate footwork and Abhinaya.
The honorable guest for the evening Padmasree Dr.K.Brahmanandam and Smt.Lakshmi Brahmanandam commended the young artists on their excellent performance and wished them a wonderful future. The mesmerised audience blessed the novices that they be showered with the grace of the Almighty.