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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Remembering Dec 3 as Vidwan Maharajapuram Santhanam Day, Each Year


In remembering Maharajapuram Santhanam's great compositions and the great 'bhakti' in his singing, we are reminded simultaneously in thinking of the Lord Murugan (who was the 'self' in several of his compositions) and of the great Seer of Kanchi, Chandrasekhar Saraswati Swamigal for whom he had a very great devotion.

Maharajapuram Santhanam was a very honored guest in "Parvathi" and was accompanied in his concerts by the greatest Vidwans of his times. In 1972 he was joined by M.Chandrasekharan (violin) and Palghat Raghu (mridangam). 1977 saw him featured with Chandrasekharan (again) along with Guruvayur Dorai (Mridangam) and Ramachar (Kanjira). The next year 1978 saw him with Lalgudi (Violin), Vellore Ramabhadran (Mridangam) and M.A.Krishnamurthy (Ghatam). He completed the hat trick in 1979 again with Lalgudi, Ramabhadran and MAK and such was his draw that he went on to perform at the same venue for the next four years; 1980 (MC-VR-Ramachar), 1981 (Lalgudi, VR, MAK), 1982 (Lalgudi, VR) and 1983 ( V. Thyagarajan, Tanjore Upendran) .


[Palghat Raghu - Maharajapuram Santhanam - M. Chandrasekharan -
Vikku Vinayakaram at
"Parvathi", Mysore, March 28, 1972 ]


The Concert

April 18, 1978 at "Parvathi"

Maharajapuram Santhanam ---Vocal
Lalgudi Jayaraman --- Violin
Vellore Ramabhadran --- Mridangam
M.A.K Murthy --- Ghatam

[ 01. Brochevarevare - Sriranjani; 02. Rararaghuveera - Atana; 03. Saramegaani - Pantvarali; 04_Enthanerchina - Shuddadhanyasi; 05. Theliyaleru - Dhenuka; 06. Najeevadhara - Bilahari; 07. UrakeGalguna - Sahana; 08. Tathwameruga - Garudadhwani; 09. Thungatheeravirajam - Ragamalika; 10. Sreechakraraja - Ragamalika; 11. Bansiwale - Mohanakalayani; 12. Tathwameruga - Garudadhawani; 13. Thillana; 14. Mangalam.]